Fullerton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 138,632 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Fullerton is the 42nd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Fullerton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fullerton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fullerton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fullerton who work in management occupations (11.54%), office and administrative support (11.39%), and sales jobs (11.31%).
Also of interest is that Fullerton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing that you will notice about Fullerton is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Fullerton a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
One downside of living in Fullerton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.95 minutes every day commuting to work.
Fullerton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.42% of adults in Fullerton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Fullerton in 2018 was $36,231, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,924 for a family of four. However, Fullerton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fullerton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fullerton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Fullerton, accounting for 37.14% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Fullerton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fullerton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
Fullerton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.99%.
The most common language spoken in Fullerton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.