Newman is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 fascinating and fun facts about Newman, California, United States.
1. The population was 10,224 at the 2010 census, up from 7,093 at the 2000 census.
2. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. Founded by Simon Newman in 1888, the City of Newman is part of the west side of California’s Central Valley.
3. Known for its annual Fall Festival and small-town charm, the City of Newman retains its rural flavor while keeping up with larger and more urbanized communities.
4. The city is under a mandate from the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission to adopt an agricultural land preservation strategy.
5. The city could approve an urban growth limit policy that would establish the sphere of influence boundary lasting for 25 years.
6. Simon Newman was born as Simon Neumann in Willmars, Bavaria, German Confederation in 1846.
7. In 1862, the young Jew decided to emigrate to California, where his sister Fanny Wangenheim already lived. Initially speaking only German and Hebrew he learned English and translated his family name to Newman. After becoming a successful businessman he founded the town of Newman in 1888.
8. In the California State Legislature, Newman is in the 12th Senate District, represented by Democrat Anna Caballero, and the 21st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Adam Gray.
9. In the United States House of Representatives, Newman is in California’s 10th congressional district, represented by Democrat Josh Harder.
10. At the 2010 census Newman had a population of 10,224. The population density was 4,864.2 people per square mile (1,878.1/km2). The racial makeup of Newman was 6,812 (66.6%) White, 234 (2.3%) African American, 106 (1.0%) Native American, 191 (1.9%) Asian, 40 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 2,287 (22.4%) from other races, and 554 (5.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,299 persons (61.6%).