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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Fontana is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.03% of the Fontana workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fontana, the average commute to work is 32.22 minutes, which is quite a bit 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%: 17.07% of the adults in Fontana have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fontana in 2010 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.