Fremont, California Population 2024

218,549

Fremont is a city located in Alameda County California. Fremont has a 2024 population of 218,549. Fremont is currently declining at a rate of -1.2% annually and its population has decreased by -5.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 230,194 in 2020.

The average household income in Fremont is $203,058 with a poverty rate of 5.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fremont is 38.6 years, 38.5 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

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: 61.79%
  • White: 20.62%
  • Other race: 6.89%
  • Two or more races: 6.4%
  • Black or African American: 3.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.65%
  • Native American: 0.48%
Land Area (mi²)
77.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,821.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.06% (-11,645)
The current population of Fremont, California is 218,549 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 230,194.

Fremont, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian141,37261.79%
White47,18320.62%
Other race15,7546.89%
Two or more races14,6496.4%
Black or African American7,2563.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,4940.65%
Native American1,0870.48%
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Asian

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Fremont Population by Race

Fremont Population Pyramid 2024

Fremont Median Age

38.6

Total

38.5

Male

38.6

Female

Fremont Adults

There are 176,237 adults, (29,791 of whom are seniors) in Fremont.

Fremont Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fremont Sex Ratio

Female114,24149.93%
Male114,55450.07%

Fremont Population by Age

Fremont Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All74,9953.0260.739.3
Married50,4313.4466.933.1
Non Family15,3841.4745.754.3
Female6,1783.3253.946.1
Male3,0023.4248.451.6
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3.37

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fremont Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fremont Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fremont Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.49%.

Fremont Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$97,991

Average Earnings

$115,498

Average Male

$75,646

Average Female

Fremont Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fremont Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fremont Language

37.32% of Fremont residents speak only English, while 62.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 34.06% of the population.

Fremont Language

Fremont Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian141,0205,9114.19%
White41,0752,1395.21%
Hispanic27,3622,0777.59%
Other15,6321,71911%
Black7,0011,04814.97%
Multiple14,5727905.42%
Native1,08715814.54%
Islander1,494926.16%
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5.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.63%

Male Poverty Rate

6.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fremont

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fremont is Black, with 14.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fremont is Asian, with 4.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.36%.

Fremont Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.91%
High School9.2%
Some College6.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.22%
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Fremont Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed14.7%
Female Unemployed12.48%
Female Employed2.42%
Male Employed1.82%
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Fremont Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fremont Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fremont Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.1%

Male Marriage Rate

59.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Fremont Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fremont Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,366

Number of Veterans

3,986

Male Veterans

380

Female Veterans

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Fremont Veterans by War

count

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Fremont Veterans by Age

count

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Fremont Veterans by Race

Fremont Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fremont Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Fremont Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fremont Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fremont Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

40.55%

Born in Fremont

51.18%

Native Born

48.82%

Foreign Born

21.79%

Non Citizen

27.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

51.18% of Fremont residents were born in the United States, with 40.55% having been born in California. 21.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fremont Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029205,244-2,661-1.28%
2028207,905-2,661-1.26%
2027210,566-2,661-1.25%
2026213,227-2,661-1.23%
2025215,888-2,661-1.22%
2024218,549-2,661-1.2%
2023221,210-2,661-1.19%
2022223,871-2,661-1.17%
2021226,532-3,662-1.59%
2020230,194-5,143-2.19%
2019235,337-136-0.06%
2018235,4735690.24%
2017234,9041,0150.43%
2016233,8892,0120.87%
2015231,8773,3181.45%
2014228,5594,0121.79%
2013224,5473,9091.77%
2012220,6383,3711.55%
2011217,2672,7531.28%
2010214,51411,1015.46%
2000203,41330,07417.35%
1990173,33941,39431.37%
1980131,94531,07630.81%
1970100,86957,079130.35%
196043,79042,7053935.94%
18601,085
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Fremont Population by Year