Fremont, California Population 2018

Fremont is a city located in California. It is located in Alameda County and is in the southeast region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The city has a population of 233,136 according to recent estimates. It is the second most populous city in the county and the 16th largest by state based on population. Together with Newark and Union City, Fremont is part of the Tri-City area.

Fremont History

Fremont was first incorporated as a city in 1956 after five communities were merged. These communities were Warm Springs, Mission San Jose, Niles, Irvington and Centerville. Fremont really saw a period of growth during the 1950s and 1960s when it became industrialized. Further growth occurred during the 1980s and 1990s as the city had more high-tech employment, linking it to nearby Silicon Valley. Fremont was the site of the Apple factory that made the first Mac computer. This led to the development of other tech companies, including Asyst Technologies, Nextlink California, and Cirrus Logic, just to name a few. There were about 750 tech companies located in Fremont by the time the 2000s rolled around.

Since the 1980s, Fremont has also played an important role in the automotive industry, as it was the location of the General Motors auto assembly plant. The plant later became a joint venture between GM and Toyota, although operations were ceased in 2010. However, Tesla has since acquired part of the plant. The city was also home to Solyndra, which manufactures solar panels. Though it shut its doors in 2011, the building has since been taken over by Seagate Technology, continuing the city’s history of tech and innovation.

Fremont Demographics

The last US census taken in 2010 recorded a population of 214,089 for Fremont. That number has grown to over 233,000 according to recent estimates. The total area of Fremont is over 87 square miles, which means the population density is over 3,009 people per square mile.

Over half of Fremont’s residents are of Asian ancestry, and there are large populations of Asian Indians, Filipinos and Chinese residents living within the city. About one-quarter of the total population is under the age of 18. The largest percentage of the population falls within the 25 to 44 age group, which makes up 26.4% of the population. Over 10% of the population is at least 65 years old. There are more females than males living in Fremont. The median income is quite high in Fremont. Estimates from 2007 show that the median income per household was over $93,000, while family income was over $103,000. Over 5% of the population live below the federal poverty line.

The city’s largest employer is Tesla, which has approximately 6,000 employees. Fremont Unified School District, Washington Hospital, Lam Research Corporation and Western Digital round out the top five employers in Fremont.

Fremont Population Growth

Fremont has seen impressive population growth since it was founded in the 1950s. Population growth has been recorded during every 10-year census since 1960. In 1970, the population topped 100,0000 after experienced 130.3% growth in just 10 years. At the time of the 2000 census, the population had doubled to over 200,000. Most recently, the population between the 2010 census and estimates taken in 2016 reflect a population growth of 8.9%. Based on these trends, as well as the many opportunities offered to residents, Fremont should see continued steady growth into the future.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017234,9621,1610.50%
2016233,8011,7400.75%
2015232,0613,2411.42%
2014228,8203,5381.57%
2013225,2823,4351.55%
2012221,8474,2671.96%
2011217,5802,9611.38%
2010214,61911,2065.51%
2000203,41330,07417.35%
1990173,33941,39431.37%
1980131,94531,07630.81%
1970100,86957,079130.35%
196043,79042,7053935.94%
18601,0850.00%

Fremont Population in 2018Source: By David Ball (Original work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
Asian127,412
White60,121
Some Other Race16,550
Two or More Races13,309
Black or African American7,404
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,003
American Indian and Alaska Native1,135

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Fremont Population Pyramid 2018

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Fremont Median Age

37.5


Total

37.2


Male

37.9


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 179,276 adults in Fremont.

Fremont Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Fremont Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.2
Houses Without Mortgage
10,664
Houses With Mortgage
34,322
Vacancy Rate
3.8
Median Rent
1,868
Median Home Value
702,800
Renter-Occupied Units
28,007
Owner-Occupied Units
44,986
Total Housing Units
75,875

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Fremont for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 3.5% and the labor force participation rate is 66.5%.

Fremont Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
3.1
Average Family Size
3.43
Total Households
72993
Married Couple Households
49362
Male Householder (no wife) Families
3095
Female Householder (no husband) Families
6549
Non Family Households
13987
Total Families
59006
Households With Own Children
31193
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
3.5
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.2

Fremont Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
1,785
$10,000 to $14,999
1,408
$15,000 to $24,999
2,979
$25,000 to $34,999
3,439
$35,000 to $49,999
4,714
$50,000 to $74,999
8,223
$75,000 to $99,999
9,193
$100,000 to $149,999
16,445
$150,000 to $199,999
10,717
Over $200,000
14,090

Fremont Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Fremont

California

$111,613

$63,783

$133,076

$91,149

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.060.120.180.24

Fremont Education Data

Fremont Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
5,1793.26%
9th to 12th Grade
5,9513.75%
High School Graduate
28,63918.04%
Some College
23,55614.84%
Associates Degree
9,6216.06%
Bachelors Degree
45,47728.65%
Graduate Degree
40,28825.38%