Fillmore is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 15,610 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fillmore is the 351st largest community in California.
Housing costs in Fillmore 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, Fillmore is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fillmore is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fillmore who work in office and administrative support (11.29%), maintenance occupations (9.40%), and management occupations (7.06%).
One downside of living in Fillmore, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.59 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Fillmore is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The percentage of people in Fillmore with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.52% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fillmore in 2010 was $20,069, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,276 for a family of four. However, Fillmore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fillmore is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fillmore 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 Fillmore, accounting for 79.18% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Fillmore residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fillmore include German, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Fillmore's cultural character, accounting for 28.32% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Fillmore is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.