City of Newark, CA
In 1878 The Pacific Land Investment Company purchased land belonging to the Washington Township of Alameda County and subdivided to create the town of Newark. There were fewer than 100 residents. Newark was incorporated in 1955.
Wedgewood manufactured stoves in Newark from 1910's to the 1940s. Peterbilt manufactured trucks from the early 1960s until the mid 1980s. In 1956 Trailmobile moved its manufacturing from Berkeley to Newark, but in 1975 moved to Charleston Illinois. The Newark Sun Microsystems site was purchased by BioMed Realty Trust and is now known as the Pacific Research Center.
Major employers in the city are: 1) Newark Unified School District, 2) Logitech, 3) WorldPac, 4) Full Bloom Baking Company, 5) Risk Management Solutions, 6) Smart Modular Technologies, 7) Morpho Detection, 8) Cargill Salt, 9) City of Newark, 10) Valassis (formerly ADVO)
U.S. Census Facts for Newark
- Total Population: 42,573
- 13,781 housing units - 68.8% owner occupied
- Median household income: $85,847
- Bachelors degree or higher: 27.8%
- Median age: 37.3
City of Newark, CA - Home Values
Extensive graphs of Newark home values for both single family homes and condos can be viewed at my Newark Home Values web page. Recent Newark home sales can be viewed at my Newark Just Sold web page. Four key values: price, price per sq ft, size, and lot size, for Newark single family houses are shown in the tabbed windows below.