Fullerton, CA
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Fullerton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 139,640 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fullerton who work in sales jobs (11.76%), office and administrative support (11.74%), and management occupations (11.05%).

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.

Not only is Fullerton a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Fullerton a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One downside of living in Fullerton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.53 minutes every day commuting to work.

Fullerton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.18% 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 $34,296, 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 $137,184 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 37.21% 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, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fullerton's cultural character, accounting for 30.13% of the city’s population.

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