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.

Unlike some cities, Fontana isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fontana are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.85%), sales jobs (10.66%), and management occupations (6.23%).

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 31.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Fontana with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.77% of adults in Fontana have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fontana in 2010 was $21,462, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,848 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 68.33% 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 French.

Fontana also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.38%.

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