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 Annual 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%
2010214,61911,2060.54%
2000203,41330,0741.61%
1990173,33941,3942.77%
1980131,94531,0762.72%
1970100,86957,0798.70%
196043,79042,7053.77%
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

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Fremont Median Age

37.5


Total

37.2


Male

37.9


Female

Fremont Adults

There are 173,914 adults, (25,984 of which are seniors) in Fremont.

Fremont Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Fremont Sex Ratio

Female

115,465

50.66%

Male

112,469

49.34%

Fremont Households and Families

Fremont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fremont Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.8%33.2%
All61.6%38.4%
Male54.6%45.4%
Female51.7%48.3%
Non Family49.7%50.3%

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fremont Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All72,9933.161.6
Married49,3623.566.8
Non Family13,9871.4249.7
Female6,5493.5351.7
Male3,0953.4754.6

3.43

Average Family Size

3.1

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fremont Households

Fremont Education

Fremont Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1793.26%
9th to 12th Grade5,9513.75%
High School Graduate28,63918.04%
Some College23,55614.84%
Associates Degree9,6216.06%
Bachelors Degree45,47728.65%
Graduate Degree40,28825.38%

Fremont Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian88,86184,00262,896
White40,71638,60516,432
Hispanic17,95414,6472,598
Other Race10,4088,460852
Multiple Races5,5725,1401,992
Black5,0034,6941,678
Islander1,2611,131246
Native American917790158

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 70.78%.

Fremont Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$64,115$81,765$51,127
Less Than High School$26,240$27,500$23,056
High School Grad$35,864$40,407$31,099
Some College$45,677$52,359$39,538
Bachelors Degree$79,114$94,167$63,009
Graduate Degree$107,700$122,156$88,669

$64,115

Average Earnings

$81,765

Average Male

$51,127

Average Female

Fremont Language

Fremont Language by Age

Fremont Language

40.77% of Fremont residents speak only English, while 59.23% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 32.90% of the population.

Fremont Poverty

Fremont Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian127,1694,3713.44%
White50,5563,3066.54%
Hispanic30,1402,2587.49%
Multiple13,2351,1168.43%
Black7,3311,11015.14%
Other16,4349996.08%
Native1,13517815.68%
Islander2,0031447.19%

5.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.79%

Male Poverty Rate

5.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fremont

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fremont is Native, with 15.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fremont is Asian, with 3.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.77%.

Fremont Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.79%
High School8.61%
Some College5.52%
Bachelors or Greater2.18%

Fremont Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed13.45%
Female Unemployed11.71%
Female Employed2.13%
Male Employed1.83%

Fremont Income

Fremont Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$111,613$133,076
Families$122,328$144,131
Married Families$134,076$156,075
Non Families$57,413$76,604

Fremont Marital Status

Fremont Marital Status

Marriage Rates

61.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.4%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fremont Married by Age and Sex

Fremont Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35To44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Fremont Marital Status by Race

Fremont Veterans

Fremont Veterans by War

5,678

Number of Veterans

5,235

Male Veterans

443

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,314
Second Gulf War681
Korea651
First Gulf War600
World War II351

Fremont Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,588
75+1,431
55 to 641,178
35 to 541,010
18 to 34471

Fremont Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,9537.79%
Asian7840.82%
Hispanic6583.10%
2 or More3084.40%
Black2584.44%
Other1891.53%
Indian15414.97%
Hawaiian322.09%

Fremont Veterans by Education

2.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fremont Employment Status

Fremont Employment by Age

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Fremont Employment by Race

Fremont Employment by Education

Fremont Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

41.86%

Born in California

53.58%

Native Born

46.42%

Foreign Born

20.57%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

53.58% of Fremont residents were born in the United States, with 41.86% having been born in California. 20.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.