Newark, CA
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Newark is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 48,198 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Newark is the 195th largest community in California.

Newark home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Newark real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Newark is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newark is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newark who work in office and administrative support (11.73%), sales jobs (8.90%), and management occupations (8.74%).

Also of interest is that Newark has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Newark is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Newark, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Newark is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Newark area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Newark is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.30% of adults in Newark have a college degree.

The per capita income in Newark in 2010 was $35,920, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,680 for a family of four. However, Newark contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Newark is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Newark home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Newark, accounting for 33.79% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Newark residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Newark include Irish, German, English, Portuguese, and Italian.

In addition, Newark has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.66%).

The most common language spoken in Newark is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.