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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Newark is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 45,554. 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.
About Newark...
Population
45,554

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$607,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,914
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Newark Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    51.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    103.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    433.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,245.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    552.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Newark

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,817
National
$55,322
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Newark Reviews

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An enclave of Fremont, this is just a gem of a city, getting better and smarter everyday. The transit-oriented-development, now called Bayside Newark, around the Thornton-Willow area is an amazing plan by the city (special shoutout to development director Terrence Grindall). This new community has easy access to companies like Facebook in Menlo Park and Mountain View just across the Dumbarton bridge. Overall, Newark is an amazing place to raise a family and lead a peaceful life, thanks to the efficient police force, the bird sanctuary and walking trails, the upcoming Newpark Mall with an great movie theater, incredible food places covering several cuisines, shops and activity centers. Newark, CA just rocks!
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This place is overall a great place to live! There are many places local to shop and get groceries as well as many parks to relax in. It is a small town but is fast growing! The one downside would be the housing market, being so close to Silicon Valley makes it almost impossible to afford living here unless you make a LOT of money, so watch for that!
It’s near Fremont, and not too far from San Francisco! There are many places to shop and eat. Newark also has very good Pupusas. The people in Newark are friendly, and welcoming. The police are always patrolling, so you always feel safe. It’s a nice city to live in.