Fullerton, CA
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Fullerton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 140,721 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Fullerton is the 42nd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Fullerton 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.

Fullerton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fullerton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fullerton who work in office and administrative support (12.95%), sales jobs (12.63%), and management occupations (11.51%).

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

Fullerton is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Fullerton has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Fullerton enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Fullerton.

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

The education level of Fullerton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.49% of adults in Fullerton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fullerton in 2010 was $30,911, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,644 for a family of four. However, Fullerton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fullerton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fullerton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Fullerton, accounting for 35.66% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Fullerton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fullerton include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fullerton's cultural character, accounting for 31.62% of the city’s population.

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