Fremont, California Population 2020

239,525
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Fremont is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 239,525, it is the 16th largest city in California and the 96th largest city in the United States. Fremont is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 11.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 214,089 in 2010. Spanning over 88 miles, Fremont has a population density of 3,092 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fremont is $150,309 with a poverty rate of 4.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,188 per month, and the median house value is $863,800. The median age in Fremont is 37.9 years, 37.4 years for males, and 38.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.7 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: 58.40%
  • White: 24.13%
  • Other race: 8.10%
  • Two or more races: 4.92%
  • Black or African American: 3.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.91%
  • Native American: 0.45%
The current population of Fremont, California is 239,525, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 237,807.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 214,089.

Fremont, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian136,13258.40%
White56,24624.13%
Some Other Race18,8778.10%
Two or More Races11,4724.92%
Black or African American7,1903.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,1250.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0410.45%
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Fremont Population Pyramid 2020

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Fremont Median Age

37.9


Total

37.4


Male

38.4


Female

Fremont Adults

There are 179,151 adults, (28,226 of whom are seniors) in Fremont.

Fremont Age Dependency

54.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Fremont Sex Ratio

Female

117,277

50.32%

Male

115,806

49.68%

Fremont Households and Families

Fremont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fremont Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.2%33.8%
All61.6%38.4%
Female56.3%43.7%
Male51.5%48.5%
Non Family48.5%51.5%

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All74,4453.1161.6
Married51,9113.4966.2
Non Family13,7021.4648.5
Female5,8933.4356.3
Male2,9393.4551.5

3.41

Average Family Size

3.11

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Fremont Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7772.90%
9th to 12th Grade6,1373.73%
High School Graduate28,08717.06%
Some College23,84014.48%
Associates Degree9,4115.72%
Bachelors Degree48,07129.20%
Graduate Degree44,28426.90%
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Fremont Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian96,15891,39169,287
White39,06437,10916,642
Hispanic18,72115,4442,688
Other Race12,1419,9971,239
Black4,8684,5491,590
Multiple Races4,7954,2931,844
Islander1,3701,216253
Native American831701129

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.06%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$73,096$90,463$56,233
Less Than High School$28,627$32,883$21,522
High School Grad$39,470$42,823$34,143
Some College$51,455$57,571$44,940
Bachelors Degree$85,792$103,443$68,540
Graduate Degree$120,169$129,458$95,609

$73,096

Average Earnings

$90,463

Average Male

$56,233

Average Female

Fremont Language

Fremont Language by Age

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Fremont Language

38.65% of Fremont residents speak only English, while 61.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 34.74% of the population.

Fremont Poverty

Fremont Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian135,9105,0613.72%
White47,8922,7385.72%
Hispanic30,4791,8946.21%
Other18,7701,1886.33%
Black7,11273310.31%
Multiple11,4427076.18%
Native1,04119018.25%
Islander2,1251195.60%

4.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.32%

Male Poverty Rate

5.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fremont

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fremont is Native, with 18.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fremont is Asian, with 3.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.90%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.38%
High School7.51%
Some College5.05%
Bachelors or Greater2.67%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed13.26%
Female Unemployed10.22%
Female Employed2.28%
Male Employed1.38%

Fremont Income

Fremont Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$127,374$150,309
Families$138,312$162,710
Married Families$151,248$174,560
Non Families$61,855$84,226
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Fremont Marital Status

Fremont Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.2%

Male Marriage Rate

61.3%

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 Veterans

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4,836

Number of Veterans

4,461

Male Veterans

375

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,820
First Gulf War682
Second Gulf War633
Korea569
World War II245
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,403
65 to 741,217
35 to 54936
55 to 64905
18 to 34375
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0286.32%
Asian8840.86%
Hispanic5422.46%
Black3185.46%
2 or More2644.48%
Other2061.45%
Indian10711.67%
Hawaiian291.84%

Fremont Veterans by Education

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2.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fremont Employment Status

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66.8%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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40.83%

Born in California

51.77%

Native Born

48.23%

Foreign Born

22.03%

Non Citizen

26.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

51.77% of Fremont residents were born in the United States, with 40.83% having been born in California. 22.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020239,5258590.36%
2019238,6668590.36%
2018237,8073,5701.52%
2017234,2378590.37%
2016233,3781,6810.73%
2015231,6973,3001.44%
2014228,3973,5091.56%
2013224,8883,4091.54%
2012221,4794,0791.88%
2011217,4002,8391.32%
2010214,56111,1480.53%
2000203,41330,0741.61%
1990173,33941,3942.77%
1980131,94531,0762.72%
1970100,86957,0798.70%
196043,79042,7053.77%
18601,0850.00%