Fullerton, Pennsylvania Population 2024

16,812

Fullerton is a city located in Lehigh County Pennsylvania. Fullerton has a 2024 population of 16,812. Fullerton is currently growing at a rate of 1.37% annually and its population has increased by 9.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,415 in 2020.

The average household income in Fullerton is $78,231 with a poverty rate of 13.98%. The median age in Fullerton is 34.6 years: 33.4 years for males, and 37.7 years for females.

Fullerton Demographics

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

  • White: 64.44%
  • Two or more races: 17.64%
  • Black or African American: 10.04%
  • Other race: 4.49%
  • Asian: 3.37%
  • Native American: 0.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,581.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.06% (1,397)
The current population of Fullerton, Pennsylvania is 16,812 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,415.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,54164.44%
Two or more races2,88617.64%
Black or African American1,64310.04%
Other race7344.49%
Asian5523.37%
Native American20.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fullerton Population by Race

Fullerton Population Pyramid 2024

Fullerton Median Age

34.6

Total

33.4

Male

37.7

Female

Fullerton Adults

There are 12,691 adults, (2,169 of whom are seniors) in Fullerton.

Fullerton Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fullerton Sex Ratio

Female7,80947.74%
Male8,54952.26%

Fullerton Population by Age

Fullerton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,4742.5251.848.2
Married2,9543.366634
Non Family2,0431.2543.356.7
Female8222.436.663.4
Male6552.8733.466.6

3.02

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

51.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fullerton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade3653.25%
Associates Degree1,26911.31%
Bachelors Degree1,79516%
Graduate Degree6115.45%
High School Graduate4,65641.51%
Less Than 9th Grade4433.95%
Some College2,07718.52%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fullerton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fullerton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,9846,6151,666
Hispanic2,6222,339347
2+ Races1,4001,21068
Black1,0471,014151
Asian460367246
Other Race38334043
Native American220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.48%.

Fullerton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$63,105$71,979$57,936
Graduate Degree$75,233$111,750$0
High School Graduate$39,966$45,422$25,368
Less Than 9th Grade$31,479$39,476$20,718
Overall$43,621$46,947$36,472
Some College$37,386$43,153$34,325

$43,621

Average Earnings

$46,947

Average Male

$36,472

Average Female

Fullerton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fullerton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fullerton Language

69.29% of Fullerton residents speak only English, while 30.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.61% of the population.

Fullerton Language

Fullerton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,0121,28225.58%
Multiple2,8861,23142.65%
White9,0187228.01%
Black1,64323114.06%
Other734547.36%
Asian55291.63%

13.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.36%

Male Poverty Rate

11.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fullerton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fullerton is Multiple, with 42.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fullerton is Asian, with 1.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20%.

Fullerton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.33%
High School16.17%
Some College4.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.08%

Fullerton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed48.96%
Male Employed8.66%
Female Unemployed7.04%
Female Employed3.45%

Fullerton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fullerton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$77,634$86,107
Households$63,423$78,231
Married Families$80,060$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,060$54,319

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fullerton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Fullerton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fullerton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fullerton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fullerton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

761

Number of Veterans

726

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam165
First Gulf War160
Second Gulf War141
Korea118
World War II17

Fullerton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+226
35 to 54178
55 to 64158
65 to 74145
18 to 3454

Fullerton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7068.07%
Hispanic832.5%
Black453.63%
2+ Races100.62%

Fullerton Veterans by Race

Fullerton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fullerton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.5%

Labor Force Participation

70%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Fullerton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fullerton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fullerton 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

53.28%

Born in Fullerton

79.5%

Native Born

20.5%

Foreign Born

9.99%

Non Citizen

10.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.5% of Fullerton residents were born in the United States, with 53.28% having been born in Pennsylvania. 9.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fullerton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202416,8122271.37%
202316,5852271.39%
202216,3582271.41%
202116,1317164.64%
202015,415-372-2.36%
201915,7872091.34%
201815,5782741.79%
201715,304-174-1.12%
201615,478-184-1.17%
201515,6621330.86%
201415,529940.61%
201315,435340.22%
201215,4011470.96%
201115,2543292.2%
201014,92500%

Fullerton Population by Year