Fullerton, CA
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Fullerton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 140,392 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fullerton who work in office and administrative support (12.97%), sales jobs (12.42%), and management occupations (11.79%).

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.

Not only is Fullerton a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Fullerton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.58% of adults in Fullerton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Fullerton in 2010 was $32,390, 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 $129,560 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 36.40% 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Fullerton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.55%.

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