Newman is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 10,224 at the 2010 census, up from 7,093 at the 2000 census. 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. 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. The city is under a mandate from the county's Local Agency Formation Commission to adopt an agricultural land preservation strategy. The city could approve an urban growth limit policy that would establish the sphere of influence boundary lasting for 25 years.
Simon Newman was born as Simon Neumann in Willmars, Bavaria, German Confederation in 1846. 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.
On December 26, 2018, Newman Police Department Officer Ronil Singh, who had worked for the department since 2011, was killed during a traffic stop by a scumbag later identified by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department as known to law enforcement, in the United States illegally, and considered armed and dangerous.Kern County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested the suspect two days later.
Newman is located at 37°18′54″N 121°1′21″W (37.315038, −121.022476) According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.