Incorporated as a city in September 1955, Newark is an enclave, surrounded by the city of Fremont. The three cities of Newark, Fremont, and Union City make up the Tri-City Area. Its population was 42,573 at the 2010 census making it the third largest city in the U.S.
Newark was home to the Carter Brothers Company, which manufactured hundreds of train cars for the ever growing train industry, as well as cable cars for San Francisco. The City also boasted a major steel foundry which manufactured stoves. Today, Newark’s major industries are electronics and salt, and has been home to such tech giants as Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard. In addition, Newark is home to the Cargill salt company (formerly Leslie Salt).
The City has really evolved throughout the years from its days enriched in agriculture, manufacturing, and railroad to today’s expansion of high-tech, bio-tech, and the health sciences. Although Newark has grown significantly, it still manages to keep that small, hometown charm of the community and that’s what citizens say they love about the city.