Newark, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Newark, California - Basic Facts

The City of Newark had a population of 46,027 as of July 1, 2017. Newark ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newark is located at latitude 37.5045 and longitude -122.0329 in Alameda County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newark (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Alameda County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Newark (GNIS ID: 2411238) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Newark is located within Fremont CCD of Alameda County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newark population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Newark, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 46,027
Daytime Population: Workers 19,158
Daytime Population: Residents 24,103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,261
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 45,884
Population in Familes 40,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density2 3,317
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $89,565
Average Household Income $105,880
Per Capita Income $32,273


Total Housing Units 14,166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,405 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,566 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 ( 1.4%)
Median Home Value $526,663
Average Home Value $554,896


Total Households 13,971
Average Household Size 3.28
Family Households 11,120
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.08% 1.14%
Households 1.03% 1.08%
Families 1.02% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Newark, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newark to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 201 87th
Population Density # 412 73rd
Diversity Index # 119 92nd
Median Household Income # 248 84th
Per Capita Income # 618 59th

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