Fontana, CA

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Population

207,086

0.905% growth

Median Age

30.6


Median Household Income

$68,304

3.5% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

92,883

3.79% growth

Median Property Value

$323,300

11.7% growth

About

In 2017, Fontana, CA had a population of 207k people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $68,304. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fontana, CA grew from 205,228 to 207,086, a 0.905% increase and its median household income grew from $65,995 to $68,304, a 3.5% increase.

The population of Fontana, CA is 68.3% Hispanic or Latino, 14.2% White Alone, and 8.35% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Fontana, CA speak a non-English language, and 85.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fontana, CA are Westech College (321 degrees awarded in 2016) and Salon Success Academy-Fontana (36 degrees).

The median property value in Fontana, CA is $323,300, and the homeownership rate is 64.4%. Most people in Fontana, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Fontana, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fontana, CA employs 92.9k people. The largest industries in Fontana, CA are Retail Trade (12,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,701 people), and Manufacturing (9,912 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,478), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,173), and Public Administration ($61,592).

Median household income in Fontana, CA is $68,304. Males in Fontana, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Fontana, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,304

2017 value

± $2,130

3.5%

1 Year Growth

± 3.87%

Households in Fontana, CA have a median annual income of $68,304, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,995 in 2016, which represents a 3.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fontana, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 20.10

  2. Census Tract 20.38

  3. Census Tract 20.37

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fontana, CA was Census Tract 20.10 with a value of $124,464, followed by Census Tract 20.38 and Census Tract 20.37, with respective values of $102,813 and $95,903.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fontana, CA (29.4k out of 206k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    23,829 ± 1,321

  2. Other

    14,226 ± 1,012

  3. White

    11,591 ± 906

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

92.9k

2017 Value

± 2,447

3.79%

1 Year growth

± 3.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fontana, CA grew at a rate of 3.79%, from 89.5k employees to 92.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fontana, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,725 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,902 people), and Material Moving Occupations (6,962 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fontana, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fontana, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,725 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,902 people), and Material Moving Occupations (6,962 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fontana, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.87 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.73 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fontana, CA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($90,667), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($84,517), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,953).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

92.9k

2017 Value

± 2,447

3.79%

1 Year growth

± 3.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fontana, CA grew at a rate of 3.79%, from 89.5k employees to 92.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fontana, CA, are Retail Trade (12,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,701 people), and Manufacturing (9,912 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fontana, CA, though some of these residents may live in Fontana, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fontana, CA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (12,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,701 people), and Manufacturing (9,912 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fontana, CA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.47 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.51 times), and Construction (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fontana, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,478), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,173), and Public Administration ($61,592).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.7% of the population of Fontana, CA has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 27.4% on Medicaid, 4.74% on Medicare, 7.25% on non-group plans, and 0.666% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Fontana, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Fontana, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.3%

Uninsured

45.7%

Employer Coverage

27.4%

Medicaid

4.74%

Medicare

7.25%

Non-Group

0.666%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fontana, CA declined by 19.5% from 17.8% to 14.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fontana, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Fontana, CA is home to a population of 207k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Fontana, CA residents were born outside of the country (56.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fontana, CA is composed of 141k Hispanic or Latino residents (68.3%), 29.4k White Alone residents (14.2%), 17.3k Black or African American Alone residents (8.35%), 12.7k Asian Alone residents (6.11%), 4.54k Two or More Races residents (2.19%), 935 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.452%), 480 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.232%), and 248 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.12%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fontana, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fontana, CA was 30.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Fontana, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fontana, CA residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    56.7k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Fontana, CA residents (56.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fontana, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

84.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.7% of Fontana, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fontana, CA was 84.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    141k ± 4.33k

  2. White Alone

    29.4k ± 1.52k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    17.3k ± 1.4k

In 2017, there were 4.8 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (141k people) in Fontana, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.4k White Alone and 17.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fontana, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Fontana, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Fontana, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fontana, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,469 ± 279

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,125 ± 301

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    824 ± 221

Fontana, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fontana, CA awarded 357 degrees. The student population of Fontana, CA is skewed towards women, with 138 male students and 318 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fontana, CA are Hispanic or Latino (212 and 59.4%), followed by Black or African American (55 and 15.4%), White (50 and 14%), and Unknown (34 and 9.52%).

The largest universities in Fontana, CA by number of degrees awarded are Westech College (321 and 89.9%) and Salon Success Academy-Fontana (36 and 10.1%).

The most popular majors in Fontana, CA are Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (123 and 34.5%), Medical Assistant (92 and 25.8%), and General Cosmetology (36 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Fontana, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 123 degrees awarded

  2. 92 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Fontana, CA was Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant with 123 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Fontana, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 321 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Fontana, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Westech College with 321 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

65

Degrees Awarded to Men

292

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 65 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fontana, CA, which is 0.223 times less than the 292 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    212 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    55 degrees awarded

  3. White

    50 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fontana, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 212 degrees mean that there were 3.85 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 55 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fontana, CA was $323,300 in 2017, which is 1.49 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $289,400 to $323,300, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Fontana, CA is 64.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fontana, CA have an average commute time of 31.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fontana, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$68,304

Median Household Income

± $2,130

51.9k

Number of Households

± 1,649

In 2017, the median household income of the 51.9k households in Fontana, CA grew to $68,304 from the previous year's value of $65,995.

The following chart displays the households in Fontana, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$323,300

2017 Median

± $4,230

$289,400

2016 Median

± $5,404

In 2017, the median property value in Fontana, CA grew to to $323,300 from the previous year's value of $289,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fontana, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fontana, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fontana, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fontana, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.4%

2017 Homeownership

63.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.4% of the housing units in Fontana, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fontana, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fontana, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fontana, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

31.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fontana, CA have a longer commute time (31.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 7.87% of the workforce in Fontana, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    13.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fontana, CA was Drove Alone (78.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.4%) and those who Worked At Home (4.51%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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