Fountain Valley, CA
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Fountain Valley is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 55,814 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 85.62% 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 (15.27%), management occupations (12.21%), and sales jobs (11.84%).

Of important note, Fountain Valley is also a city of artists. Fountain Valley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fountain Valley’s character.

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 citizens of Fountain Valley are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.55% of adults in Fountain Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fountain Valley in 2010 was $36,848, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,392 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 16.63% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fountain Valley include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fountain Valley's cultural character, accounting for 29.47% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Fountain Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.