Newark is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. It was incorporated as a city in September 1955. Newark is an enclave, surrounded by the city of Fremont. Its population was 42,573 at the 2010 census.
The roots of our community are 150 years old. By California’s statehood in 1850, landings along the Bay in the vicinity of today’s City of Newark had already begun to appear. In 1853, Mayhew’s Landing included warehouses for wheat, hay, and coal. This activity triggered interest in the surrounding area and by 1856 the Mayhew Ranch included 1,500 acres of farmland extending inland to present-day I-880. Less than 20 years later, the Perrin brothers had acquired the old Mayhews Ranch and extended their holdings to include property stretching from today’s Jarvis Avenue on the north to south of Thornton Avenue.