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 232,206 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 87.91% 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 (14.05%), management occupations (13.46%), and office and administrative support (10.60%).

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.

Fremont is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Fremont, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.62 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fremont. 51.69% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Fremont in 2010 was $40,815, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,260 for a family of four. However, Fremont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 14.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fremont include Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fremont's cultural character, accounting for 43.99% of the city’s population.

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