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.

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 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.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Fullerton really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Fullerton is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Fullerton more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Fullerton’s character and quality of life.

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.

The education level of Fullerton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fullerton, 40.58% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

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.