Fountain Valley is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 56,987 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Fountain Valley is the 155th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Fountain Valley 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.
Fountain Valley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fountain Valley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fountain Valley who work in office and administrative support (16.77%), sales jobs (13.76%), and management occupations (10.92%).
Also of interest is that Fountain Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The population of Fountain Valley is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.24% of adults in Fountain Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fountain Valley in 2010 was $34,382, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,528 for a family of four. However, Fountain Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fountain Valley is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fountain Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fountain Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Fountain Valley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fountain Valley include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Fountain Valley also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.51%.
The most common language spoken in Fountain Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.