Fontana is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 210,761 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Fontana is the 21st 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fontana is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fontana is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fontana who work in office and administrative support (13.62%), sales jobs (9.53%), and management occupations (6.99%).
In Fontana, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Fontana who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.99% of the adults in Fontana have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fontana in 2018 was $25,540, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,160 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 68.49% 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and European.
Fontana also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.99%.
The most common language spoken in Fontana is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.