Introduction to Newman, California

Newman, California, in Stanislaus county, is 15 miles SW of Turlock, California and 48 miles E of San Jose, California. The city is in the Modesto area. There are 7,093 residents in Newman.

Newman History

Newman was named in honor of Simon Newman, a local landowner, but the town was first discovered by Europeans in 1806.

Newman and nearby Attractions

  • Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge
  • Tracy Historical Museum
  • Pacheco State Park
  • Gustine Museum
  • San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Merced County Courthouse Museum

Things To Do In Newman

Popular local attractions include the Del Puerto Canyon Road, the Colorado Ball Park and the George J. Hatfield SRA. The Gustine Museum, the Castle Air Museum and the Merced County Courthouse Museum may interest those hoping to learn more about the area's history as well. Local parks include the Merced National Wildlife Refuge, the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area and the Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge.

Newman Transportation

San Jose International is the nearest major airport.

Newman Higher Education

Merced College, Santa Clara University and California State University-Stanislaus are all nearby.


Total Population 10,553
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 8.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,911
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.1%
Median Earnings25+ $23,692
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,115
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,953


Median Family Income $46,780
% Above Poverty Level 73.7%
% Below Poverty Level 26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 15.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,013
Median House Value $142,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 76.1%
US/American 0%
English 2.4%
Irish 8.2%

Newman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SW of Turlock, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles E of San Jose, California
County Stanislaus
Metro Area Modesto
Standard Zip Codes 95360
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.313
Longitude -121.019

Newman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWMAN
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 60 to 95 F
Oct Temp 49 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches
Station TURLOCK #2
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ceres 46,570 $48,964
Gustine 5,610 $47,646
Livingston 13,461 $51,912
Los Banos 36,626 $46,748
Patterson 20,736 $58,184
Turlock 69,875 $59,645
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Newman High Schools

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A Title I School.
Serves 670 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

890 MAIN ST.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

908 MAIN ST.
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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