Newark, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Newark, California - Basic Facts

The City of Newark had a population of 44,244 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Newark, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 44,244
Population in Households 44,099
Population in Familes 38,651
Population in Group Qrtrs 145
Population Density1 3,189
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 13,399
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 10,667
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 13,787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,968 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,431 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 388 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $519,012
Average Home Value $540,575


Median Household Income $86,780
Average Household Income $101,380
Per Capita Income $30,843
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.97%
Households 0.52% 0.89%
Families 0.51% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 203 87th
Population Density1 # 426 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 111 93rd
Median Household Income # 239 84th
Per Capita Income # 616 59th

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