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Fullerton, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fullerton had a population of 144,390 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Fullerton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 144,390
Daytime Population: Workers 63,510
Daytime Population: Residents 77,537
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 141,047
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 140,865
Population in Familes 114,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,525
Population Density2 6,437
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $71,398
Average Household Income $99,912
Per Capita Income $33,822


Total Housing Units 49,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,221 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,390 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,222 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $592,920
Average Home Value $635,611


Total Households 47,611
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 32,800
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.92% 0.84%
Households 0.67% 0.73%
Families 0.68% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2017 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 # 40 97th
Population Density # 169 89th
Diversity Index # 264 83rd
Median Household Income # 454 70th
Per Capita Income # 549 64th

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