Fremont, California Population 2021

247,708
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Fremont is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 247,708, it is the 16th largest city in California and the 92nd largest city in the United States. Fremont is currently growing at a rate of 1.35% annually and its population has increased by 15.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 214,089 in 2010. Fremont reached it's highest population of 247,708 in 2021. Spanning over 88 miles, Fremont has a population density of 3,198 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fremont is $160,528 with a poverty rate of 4.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,345 per month, and the median house value is $931,600. The median age in Fremont is 38.3 years, 37.9 years for males, and 38.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males.

Fremont is located in Alameda County and is in the southeast region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Together with Newark and Union City, Fremont is part of the Tri-City area.

Fremont Population and Labor Statistics

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 most significant 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 ten 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.

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 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, 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 essential 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 closed 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

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fremont was:

  • Asian: 59.37%
  • White: 23.82%
  • Other race: 7.61%
  • Two or more races: 4.79%
  • Black or African American: 3.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.48%
The current population of Fremont, California is 247,708, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 237,811.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 214,089.

Fremont, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian139,96459.37%
White56,14323.82%
Some Other Race17,9427.61%
Two or More Races11,2944.79%
Black or African American7,2183.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,0580.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1210.48%
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Fremont Population by Race

Fremont Population Pyramid 2021

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Fremont Median Age

38.3


Total

37.9


Male

38.7


Female

Fremont Adults

There are 181,815 adults, (29,846 of whom are seniors) in Fremont.

Fremont Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Fremont Sex Ratio

Female

118,894

50.43%

Male

116,846

49.57%

Fremont Population by Age

Fremont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fremont Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.2%34.8%
All60.7%39.3%
Female57%43%
Male55.9%44.1%
Non Family46.3%53.7%

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fremont Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All75,6873.0960.7
Married52,7513.4865.2
Non Family14,0031.4746.3
Female6,0793.3857
Male2,8543.455.9

3.4

Average Family Size

3.09

Average Household Size

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Fremont Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7692.85%
9th to 12th Grade6,1383.67%
High School Graduate28,69317.14%
Some College23,59414.09%
Associates Degree8,8135.26%
Bachelors Degree49,86329.79%
Graduate Degree45,53927.20%
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Fremont Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fremont Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian99,79294,41272,118
White38,09536,22916,389
Hispanic18,87316,0732,933
Other Race11,80710,1441,209
Black4,9724,6971,679
Multiple Races4,9264,3692,092
Islander1,3051,159267
Native American867764138

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.10%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.27%.

Fremont Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$78,115$95,997$60,716
Less Than High School$31,837$42,533$25,814
High School Grad$42,773$47,813$38,609
Some College$53,879$61,284$48,345
Bachelors Degree$93,485$108,716$75,126
Graduate Degree$123,526$137,550$99,778

$78,115

Average Earnings

$95,997

Average Male

$60,716

Average Female

Fremont Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fremont Language by Age

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Fremont Language

37.49% of Fremont residents speak only English, while 62.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 35.28% of the population.

Fremont Language

Fremont Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian139,6994,7273.38%
White47,2732,6925.69%
Hispanic30,2021,5044.98%
Other17,8699645.39%
Black7,1146068.52%
Multiple11,2645755.10%
Native1,1211079.55%
Islander2,058723.50%

4.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.90%

Male Poverty Rate

4.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fremont

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fremont is Native, with 9.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fremont is Asian, with 3.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.77%.

Fremont Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School9.51%
High School6.03%
Some College5.21%
Bachelors or Greater2.87%

Fremont Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed11.09%
Female Unemployed10.25%
Female Employed1.79%
Male Employed1.26%

Fremont Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fremont Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$133,354$160,528
Families$148,750$174,241
Married Families$160,354$186,636
Non Families$64,475$89,021
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Income by Household Type

Fremont Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.5%

Male Marriage Rate

61.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fremont Married by Age and Sex

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Fremont Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fremont Marital Status by Race

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Fremont Marital Status

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4,954

Number of Veterans

4,572

Male Veterans

382

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,823
First Gulf War781
Second Gulf War701
Korea517
World War II177

Fremont Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,437
65 to 741,328
35 to 54971
55 to 64897
18 to 34321

Fremont Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0366.42%
Asian9670.91%
Hispanic6312.88%
Black3305.49%
Other2361.75%
2 or More2093.42%
Indian13213.92%
Hawaiian443.02%

Fremont Veterans by Race

Fremont Veterans by Education

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3.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fremont Veterans by Education

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66.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Fremont Employment by Age

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Fremont Employment by Race

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Fremont Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.65%

Born in California

51.39%

Native Born

48.61%

Foreign Born

21.98%

Non Citizen

26.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

51.39% of Fremont residents were born in the United States, with 40.65% having been born in California. 21.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fremont Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021247,7083,2991.35%
2020244,4093,2991.37%
2019241,1103,2991.39%
2018237,8113,2671.39%
2017234,5441,0660.46%
2016233,4781,7910.77%
2015231,6873,4131.50%
2014228,2743,4781.55%
2013224,7963,3701.52%
2012221,4264,0351.86%
2011217,3912,8381.32%
2010214,55311,1400.53%
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 by Year