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Fremont, CA
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Living in Fremont


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 230,504 people and 48 constituent neighborhoods, Fremont is the 16th 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 88.19% 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 (19.62%), management occupations (11.99%), and business and financial occupations (8.17%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.85% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing noticeable about Fremont, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Fremont is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Fremont a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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.

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 35.19 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Fremont use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Fremont‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Fremont, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Fremont is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 58.75% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Fremont in 2018 was $55,950, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,800 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 12.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fremont include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Afghan.

In addition, Fremont has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (49.02%).

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