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.

Unlike some cities, Fullerton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fullerton are a mix of both white- and blue-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 made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Fullerton is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Fullerton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Fullerton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The population of Fullerton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.