About Newark, California

The city of Newark is part of the Alameda County in the state of California. The residents of the city are mainly Hispanic or Latino race which comprises almost 33% of the total population, 30% belongs to the White people and the rest are Asian, Black, Native American, and Pacific Islander. Newark was incorporated as a city in 1955, although it was initially planned to be incorporated to the city of Fremont in conjunction with other townships of Warm Springs, Centerville, Mission San Jose, Niles, and Irvington. Newark was a former Railroad town and a small village when it was founded in the 1850’s. J. Barr Robertson named the city after Newark Castle, a castle located in Port Glasgow in Scotland. The city is also home to several big companies like the Cargil Salt Company (once recognized as Leslie Salt). It has a large salt refinery site within the city near the San Francisco Bay. Today, the major employers of the city are Newark Unified School District with 700 employees. Next to them is the City of Newark with 333 employees. The statistics are based on 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the city of Newark. Bill Walsh, former head coach of San Francisco 49ers, was one of the notable individuals who lived in Newark from 1957-1960. He also coached for the Stanford football team and known for his “West Coast offense”. Other notable personalities who also lived in Newark are Larry Bettencourt, played for the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Browns; Paul Bostaph, drummer; Maxwell Carver, filmmaker and musician; and Christopher Titus, comedian.

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