Fullerton, CA

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2022 Population
142,280
0.478% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.5
0.282% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.3%
2.06% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$99,279
7.08% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$791,000
13.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
69,141
0.915% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fullerton, CA had a population of 142k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $99,279. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fullerton, CA declined from 142,964 to 142,280, a −0.478% decrease and its median household income grew from $92,718 to $99,279, a 7.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fullerton, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (31.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (24.9%), White (Hispanic) (16%), Other (Hispanic) (12.2%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (8.95%).

None of the households in Fullerton, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.1% of the residents in Fullerton, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fullerton, CA are California State University-Fullerton (11,468 degrees awarded in 2022), Fullerton College (5,455 degrees), and Hope International University (308 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fullerton, CA was $791,000, and the homeownership rate was 51.6%.

Most people in Fullerton, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30 minutes. The average car ownership in Fullerton, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fullerton, CA is home to a population of 142k people, from which 88.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 28.9% of Fullerton, CA residents were born outside of the country (41.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.9k people) in Fullerton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 22.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.1%
2022 Citizenship
88.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.1% of Fullerton, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fullerton, CA was 88.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fullerton, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    44.9k ± 2.38k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    35.4k ± 1.73k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    22.8k ± 2.26k
38%
Hispanic Population
54.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.9k people) in Fullerton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 35.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 22.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

38% of the people in Fullerton, CA are hispanic (54.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

28.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
41.1k people
28.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
40.4k people

As of 2022, 28.9% of Fullerton, CA residents (41.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fullerton, CA was 28.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,081 ± 241
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,037 ± 284
  3. Korea
    398 ± 142

Fullerton, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fullerton, CA employs 69.1k people. The largest industries in Fullerton, CA are Manufacturing (8,924 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,395 people), and Educational Services (7,772 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,865), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,710), and Public Administration ($83,556).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

69.1k
2022 Value
± 2,151
0.915%
1 Year growth
± 4.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fullerton, CA grew at a rate of 0.915%, from 68.5k employees to 69.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fullerton, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,891 people), Management Occupations (7,859 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,648 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fullerton, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

69.1k
2022 Value
± 2,151
0.915%
1 Year growth
± 4.29%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fullerton, CA grew at a rate of 0.915%, from 68.5k employees to 69.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fullerton, CA, are Manufacturing (8,924 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,395 people), and Educational Services (7,772 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fullerton, CA, though some of these residents may live in Fullerton, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,168
Median earning men ± $3,119
$41,450
Median earning women ± $2,419

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($102,407), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,809), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,699).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($76,114), Public Administration ($64,836), and Information ($64,821).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fullerton, CA awarded 17,459 degrees. The student population of Fullerton, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 26,100 male students and 34,799 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fullerton, CA are Hispanic or Latino (8,143 and 48.8%), followed by White (3,549 and 21.3%), Asian (3,346 and 20.1%), and Two or More Races (688 and 4.12%).

The largest universities in Fullerton, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Fullerton (11,468 and 65.7%), Fullerton College (5,455 and 31.2%), and Hope International University (308 and 1.76%).

The most popular majors in Fullerton, CA are General Business Administration & Management (2,803 and 16.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,871 and 10.7%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (1,362 and 7.8%).

The median tuition costs in Fullerton, CA are $18,870 for private four year colleges, and $5,742 and $17,622 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Fullerton, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 60,899 (42.9% men and 57.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 60,899 students enrolled in Fullerton, CA, 42.9% men and 57.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 31,426 records, of which 60.3% were women and 39.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 915 degrees awarded
  2. 541 degrees awarded
  3. 2,271 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fullerton, CA was General Psychology with 915 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fullerton, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,468 degrees awarded
  2. 5,455 degrees awarded
  3. 308 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Fullerton with 11,468 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,738 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fullerton, CA, which is 0.628 times less than the 10,721 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 8,143 degrees mean that there were 2.29 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,549 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($18,870) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,265) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,267) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fullerton, CA was $791,000 in 2022, which is 2.81 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $698,600 to $791,000, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Fullerton, CA is 51.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fullerton, CA have an average commute time of 30 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fullerton, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fullerton, CA is $99,279. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Fullerton, CA was Census Tract 17.06 with a value of $189,875, followed by Census Tract 17.04 and Census Tract 16.02, with respective values of $166,402 and $152,708.

Property

$791,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,018
$24,259
Median Property Taxes
±$992

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Rent vs Own

51.6%
Homeownership
2022
73.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.6% of the housing units in Fullerton, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 17.06
  2. Census Tract 17.04
  3. Census Tract 16.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fullerton, CA was Census Tract 17.06 with a value of $189,875, followed by Census Tract 17.04 and Census Tract 16.02, with respective values of $166,402 and $152,708.

The following map shows all of the places in Fullerton, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$99,279
Median Household Income
± $4,953
47k
Number of Households
± 1,712

In 2022, the median household income of the 47k households in Fullerton, CA grew to $99,279 from the previous year's value of $92,718.

The following chart displays the households in Fullerton, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fullerton, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.3%)
  3. Carpooled (10.6%)

In 2022, 72.1% of workers in Fullerton, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.3%) and those who carpooled to work (10.6%).

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Commute Time

30 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fullerton, CA have a longer commute time (30 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.52% of the workforce in Fullerton, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fullerton, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fullerton, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fullerton, CA (17.1k out of 139k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fullerton, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Fullerton, CA has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 9.57% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 0.811% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see 999 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (1012 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 306 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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999 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orange County, CA

Primary care physicians in Orange County, CA see an average of 999 patients per year. This represents a 1.28% decrease from the previous year (1,012 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orange County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 25.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.91%
Uninsured
49%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
9.57%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
0.811%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fullerton, CA declined by 5.38% from 7.3% to 6.91%.

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