Fremont, CA
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Fremont is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 234,962 people and 43 constituent neighborhoods, Fremont is the 15th largest community in California.

Fremont home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Fremont real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Fremont is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fremont is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fremont who work in computer science and math (17.78%), management occupations (12.76%), and office and administrative support (9.72%).

Also of interest is that Fremont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing that you will notice about Fremont is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Fremont a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One of the nice things about Fremont is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Fremont is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Fremont, the average commute to work is 33.99 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Fremont is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Fremont, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Fremont is a pretty powerful place. 55.11% of the adults in Fremont have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Fremont in 2010 was $47,015, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,060 for a family of four.

Fremont is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fremont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fremont residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Fremont also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fremont include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

Fremont also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 47.47%.

The most common language spoken in Fremont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.