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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade D+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Newark is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 47,171. Newark is in Alameda County. Living in Newark offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newark there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Newark and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Newark are above average.

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About Newark...
Population
47,171

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$742,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,277
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    65.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    81.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    382.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,227
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    249.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

Working in Newark

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,856
National
$62,843

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