Fontana, CA
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Living in Fontana


Fontana is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 213,739 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 a blue-collar town, with 35.03% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Fontana is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fontana who work in office and administrative support (13.38%), sales jobs (10.01%), and management occupations (6.03%).

One downside of living in Fontana, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.22 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Fontana citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.07% of adults 25 and older in Fontana have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fontana in 2018 was $22,857, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,428 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 69.30% 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.

In addition, Fontana has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.12%).

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