Fullerton, CA
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Fullerton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 140,847 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 sales jobs (13.69%), office and administrative support (13.50%), and management occupations (10.83%).

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.

The citizens of Fullerton are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.09% of adults in Fullerton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fullerton in 2010 was $29,733, 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 $118,932 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. The greatest number of Fullerton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Fullerton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fullerton include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

In addition, Fullerton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.23%).

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