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Fullerton, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fullerton had a population of 141,570 as of July 1, 2016. Fullerton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fullerton is located at latitude 33.8857 and longitude -117.928 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fullerton (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 164 feet.

The City of Fullerton (GNIS ID: 2410556) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fullerton is located within Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fullerton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fullerton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 141,570
Population in Households 138,125
Population in Familes 112,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,445
Population Density1 6,311
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 46,775
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 32,263
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 49,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,848 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,927 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,581 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $574,214
Average Home Value $608,298


Median Household Income $68,075
Average Household Income $94,987
Per Capita Income $32,255
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.88%
Households 0.49% 0.75%
Families 0.52% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fullerton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fullerton to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 42 97th
Population Density1 # 172 89th
Diversity Index2 # 266 83rd
Median Household Income # 453 70th
Per Capita Income # 539 65th

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