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 45,336 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Newark is the 195th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Newark are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities, Newark isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Newark are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newark is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newark who work in office and administrative support (13.40%), management occupations (10.70%), and sales jobs (8.85%).

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.

One of the nice things about Newark is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Newark is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Newark, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of people in Newark who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.89% of adults in Newark have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Newark in 2010 was $31,825, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,300 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. The greatest number of Newark residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Newark also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Newark include Irish, English, Portuguese, and Italian.

In addition, Newark has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.63%).

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