Fontana, CA
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Fontana is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 207,460 people and 32 constituent neighborhoods, Fontana is the 20th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Fontana 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.

Fontana is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fontana is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fontana who work in office and administrative support (15.63%), sales jobs (10.81%), and management occupations (6.71%).

One downside of living in Fontana, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.45 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Fontana with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.96% of adults in Fontana have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fontana in 2010 was $19,685, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,740 for a family of four. However, Fontana contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fontana is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fontana 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 Fontana, accounting for 66.65% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Fontana residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fontana include Irish, Italian, English, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fontana's cultural character, accounting for 29.26% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Fontana is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.