Fullerton, CA

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Population

139,976

0.348% growth

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$71,660

6.78% growth

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Number of Employees

68,255

1.68% growth

Median Property Value

$589,600

6.95% growth

About

In 2017, Fullerton, CA had a population of 140k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $71,660. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fullerton, CA grew from 139,491 to 139,976, a 0.348% increase and its median household income grew from $67,110 to $71,660, a 6.78% increase.

The population of Fullerton, CA is 36.4% Hispanic or Latino, 33% White Alone, and 24.4% Asian Alone. 47.8% of the people in Fullerton, CA speak a non-English language, and 84.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fullerton, CA are California State University-Fullerton (10,314 degrees awarded in 2016), Fullerton College (2,107 degrees), and Hope International University (325 degrees).

The median property value in Fullerton, CA is $589,600, and the homeownership rate is 51.6%. Most people in Fullerton, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fullerton, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fullerton, CA employs 68.3k people. The largest industries in Fullerton, CA are Manufacturing (8,747 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,568 people), and Educational Services (7,245 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,239), Utilities ($59,432), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,547).

Median household income in Fullerton, CA is $71,660. Males in Fullerton, 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 Fullerton, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,660

2017 value

± $2,052

6.78%

1 Year Growth

± 4%

Households in Fullerton, CA have a median annual income of $71,660, 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 $67,110 in 2016, which represents a 6.78% 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 Fullerton, CA 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 Fullerton, CA 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 Fullerton, 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 17.06

  2. Census Tract 16.02

  3. Census Tract 114.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fullerton, CA was Census Tract 17.06 with a value of $120,833, followed by Census Tract 16.02 and Census Tract 114.02, with respective values of $110,250 and $104,464.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fullerton, CA (20.4k out of 137k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    10,416 ± 913

  2. White

    9,851 ± 845

  3. Asian

    4,360 ± 667

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

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

68.3k

2017 Value

± 2,043

1.68%

1 Year growth

± 4.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fullerton, CA grew at a rate of 1.68%, from 67.1k employees to 68.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fullerton, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,852 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,477 people), and Management Occupations (8,049 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fullerton, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fullerton, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,852 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,477 people), and Management Occupations (8,049 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fullerton, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.38 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.38 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fullerton, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($81,847), Legal Occupations ($76,563), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,087).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68.3k

2017 Value

± 2,043

1.68%

1 Year growth

± 4.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fullerton, CA grew at a rate of 1.68%, from 67.1k employees to 68.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fullerton, CA, are Manufacturing (8,747 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,568 people), and Educational Services (7,245 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Fullerton, CA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,747 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,568 people), and Educational Services (7,245 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fullerton, CA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.05 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.56 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fullerton, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,239), Utilities ($59,432), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,547).

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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 with $157B and Gasoline and $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

88.6% of the population of Fullerton, CA has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 9.13% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 0.73% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fullerton, 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

11.4%

Uninsured

47.6%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

9.13%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

0.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fullerton, CA declined by 18.4% from 14% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fullerton, 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

Fullerton, CA is home to a population of 140k people, from which 84.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 30.5% of Fullerton, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Fullerton, CA is composed of 51k Hispanic or Latino residents (36.4%), 46.1k White Alone residents (33%), 34.2k Asian Alone residents (24.4%), 4.01k Two or More Races residents (2.86%), 3.8k Black or African American Alone residents (2.71%), 538 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.384%), 203 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.145%), and 171 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.122%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fullerton, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (32,704 speakers), Korean (13,510 speakers), and Chinese (4,692 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fullerton, CA was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Fullerton, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fullerton, CA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

30.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

31.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 30.5% of Fullerton, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fullerton, CA was 31.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Fullerton, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Fullerton, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

84.7%

2017 Citizenship

83.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.7% of Fullerton, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fullerton, CA was 83.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    51k ± 2.84k

  2. White Alone

    46.1k ± 1.68k

  3. Asian Alone

    34.2k ± 1.48k

In 2017, there were 1.1 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (51k people) in Fullerton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46.1k White Alone and 34.2k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    32,704 speakers (25.1%)

  2. Korean

    13,510 speakers (10.4%)

  3. Chinese

    4,692 speakers (3.6%)

47.8% of Fullerton, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Fullerton, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 25.1% of the overall population of Fullerton, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 10.4% speak Korean and 3.6% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,613 ± 278

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    846 ± 239

  3. Korea

    745 ± 153

Fullerton, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fullerton, CA awarded 12,941 degrees. The student population of Fullerton, CA is skewed towards women, with 30,334 male students and 36,463 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fullerton, CA are Hispanic or Latino (4,488 and 37.6%), followed by White (3,608 and 30.2%), Asian (2,403 and 20.1%), and Unknown (614 and 5.14%).

The largest universities in Fullerton, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Fullerton (10,314 and 79.7%), Fullerton College (2,107 and 16.3%), and Hope International University (325 and 2.51%).

The most popular majors in Fullerton, CA are General Business Administration & Management (2,572 and 19.9%), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (889 and 6.87%), and General Psychology (738 and 5.7%).

The median tuition costs in Fullerton, CA are $16,070 for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 609 degrees awarded

  2. 2,166 degrees awarded

  3. 818 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fullerton, CA was General Psychology with 609 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 10,314 degrees awarded

  2. 2,107 degrees awarded

  3. 325 degrees awarded

$5,472

Median In-State Public

$16,070

Median Private

In 2016, the Fullerton, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Fullerton with 10,314 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,412

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,529

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,412 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fullerton, CA, which is 0.719 times less than the 7,529 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

    4,488 degrees awarded

  2. White

    3,608 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,403 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fullerton, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 4,488 degrees mean that there were 1.24 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,608 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fullerton, CA was $589,600 in 2017, which is 2.71 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $551,300 to $589,600, a 6.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Fullerton, CA is 51.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fullerton, CA have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fullerton, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$71,660

Median Household Income

± $2,052

45.5k

Number of Households

± 1,425

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.5k households in Fullerton, CA grew to $71,660 from the previous year's value of $67,110.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$589,600

2017 Median

± $10,503

$551,300

2016 Median

± $10,972

In 2017, the median property value in Fullerton, CA grew to to $589,600 from the previous year's value of $551,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fullerton, 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 Fullerton, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

51.6%

2017 Homeownership

51.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.6% of the housing units in Fullerton, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fullerton, 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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fullerton, CA have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.53% of the workforce in Fullerton, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.56%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fullerton, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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