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Overview

Introduction to Newark, California

Newark, California, in Alameda county, is 3 miles SW of Fremont, California (center to center) and 15 miles NW of San Jose, California. It's part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The western boundary of Newark is close to the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay. Newark, Fremont and Union City are known as the "Tri-Cities." San Francisco is about thirty minutes away. The municipality has a culturally diverse population. Some of the major employers are Cargill Salt, LTD Ceramics, World Pac, ADVO, Risk Management Solutions, Corporate Express, GE Security and Full Bloom Baking Company. Electronics is a primary industry.

Newark History

The city was named in tribute to the castle "Newark" in Port Glasgow, Scotland. During the 1850's the city became a prominent salt producing center. In 1876 Alfred Davis, a San Francisco businessman and Jim Fair finished the South Pacific Coast Railroad from Dumbarton Point to Santa Cruz. A railroad station, railroad shop and a roundhouse were constructed in Newark and were soon followed by the construction of hotels, a variety of stores and manufacturing facilities. It was also home to a railroad car manufacturing company. Newark was expected to be part of the city of Fremont but the community decided to become an independent municipality when they learned it was going to be the industrial center of Fremont. The city was incorporated in 1955.

Newark Attractions

  • Ardenwood Historic Farm includes a Victorian mansion and it's a working farm.
  • Newark Days is a popular event.
  • Newpark Mall is a prominent shopping destination.
  • The Grove is home to summer concerts.

Newark Activities

Newark has numerous parks for outdoor activities. The nearby South San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is popular with nature enthusiasts. The Mission Peak Regional Preserve and the Coyote Hills are notable areas for hiking. The Alameda Creek Regional Trail connects the Bay shoreline with the scenic Niles Canyon. The Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Tidelands Trail is an easy hike and includes a wide variety of plants, animals and birds. Half Moon Bay, Garin and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park are nearby. Families enjoy the close by Great America Amusement Park and the San Francisco and Oakland professional sports teams. The Silliman Family Aquatic Center is a prominent indoor facility. The Lake Area is a man-made lake and is an excellent location for taking walks and includes a vast number of ducks and geese.

Newark Transportation

Air travel is provided at the San Jose International Airport. The AC Transit offers bus services.

Newark Higher Education

The city is home to a campus of Ohlone College. Cal State Hayward and San Jose State University are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,554
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+15,519
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.3%
Median Earnings25+$50,404
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,935
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,139

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,375
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone13.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,914
Median House Value$607,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.1%
Irish6.6%
German6.4%
English4.2%
Portuguese2.5%
Italian2.4%
Afghan)1.2%
Swedish1%
French Except Basque1%
Scottish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.7%
Polish0.7%
Arab0.6%
African0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
US/American0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Newark Almanac

CategoryValue
County Alameda County
Standard Zip Codes94560
Phone Area Codes510
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.51
Approximate Longitude-122.04

Newark Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp42 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 68 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip14.8 inches
StationWOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp42 to 73 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 79 F
Annual Precip28.7 inches
StationSAN JOSE
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp42 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip15 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Palo Alto29,646$63,047
Fremont230,964$130,360
Hayward156,917$79,553
Menlo Park33,661$178,173
Palo Alto67,082$184,943
Union City74,354$102,341

Newark Public Schools

August Schilling Elementary
36901 Spruce St.
ZIP: 94560
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Bridgepoint High (continuation)
35753 Cedar Blvd.
ZIP: 94560
High
Total Enrollment 90
Crossroads High (alternative)
35753 Cedar Blvd.
ZIP: 94560
Other
Total Enrollment 33
E. L. Musick Elementary
5735 Musick Ave.
ZIP: 94560
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Fame Public Charter
39899 Balentine Dr., Ste. 335
ZIP: 94560
Other
Total Enrollment 1087
H. A. Snow Elementary
6580 Mirabeau Dr.
ZIP: 94560
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
James A. Graham Elementary
36270 Cherry St.
ZIP: 94560
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
James L. Bunker Elementary
6071 Smith Ave.
ZIP: 94560
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
John F. Kennedy Elementary
35430 Blackburn Dr.
ZIP: 94560
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Lincoln Elementary
36111 Bettenct. St.
ZIP: 94560
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Louis Milani Elementary
37490 Birch St.
ZIP: 94560
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Newark Junior High
6201 Lafayette Ave.
ZIP: 94560
Middle
Total Enrollment 906
Newark Memorial High
39375 Cedar Blvd.
ZIP: 94560
High
Total Enrollment 1850
Whiteford (june) Special Education Preschool
35725 Cedar Blvd.
ZIP: 94560

Newark Private Schools

St Edward Elementary School
5788 Thornton Ave
ZIP: 94560
Elementary
Total Enrollment 289
Stellar Academy
38325 Cedar Blvd
ZIP: 94560
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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