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 87.97% 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 (15.31%), management occupations (13.45%), and office and administrative support (10.48%).

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 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.72 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fremont. 52.68% 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 $41,697, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,788 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 13.87% 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 45.13% of the city’s population.

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