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City of Fremont

  •   State: 
    Alameda County
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    37°33′15″N 121°59′57″W
      Area total: 
    88.46 sq mi (229.10 km²)
      Area land: 
    78.31 sq mi (202.83 km²)
      Area water: 
    10.14 sq mi (26.27 km²)
    56 ft (17 m)
    Incorporated January 23, 1956
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
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    Fremont, Alameda County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,600 residents per square mile of area (1,000/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Fremont is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. Located in the East Bay region of the Bay Area, Fremont has a population of 230,504 as of 2020. Fremont was incorporated on January 23, 1956, when the former towns of Mission San José, Centerville, Niles, Irvington, and Warm Springs unified into one city. The city is named after John C. Frémont, a general who helped lead the American Conquest of California from Mexico and later served as Military Governor of California and then U.S. Senator. The Fremont area grew rapidly at the time of the California Gold Rush. In 1868 the 6.8-magnitude Hayward earthquake on the Hayward Fault caused its buildings to collapse. Until the 1906 San Francisco earthquake caused its outbuildings to be destroyed, the area was the largest in California under the Trampoline Act. The area is home to several movies, most notably Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp, which was filmed in the area in the 1950s and 1960s. It was the earliest home of California's motion picture industry (see Essanay Studios). It is the fourth most populous city in the Bay area, behind San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland. It is also the closest East Bay city to the high-tech Silicon Valley network of businesses, and has a strong tech industry presence. A town called Mission San Jose grew up around the old mission, with grapes, nursery plants and olives as leading crops.


The Fremont area grew rapidly at the time of the California Gold Rush. The Ohlone tribe lived beside rivers and estuaries because of the natural resources like fish and shellfish. The first English-speaking visitor to Fremont was the renowned trapper and explorer Jedediah Smith in 1827. In 1846 the town's namesake John C. Frémont led a military expedition to map a trail through Mission Pass for reaching the Pacific coast and to take possession of California from Mexico for the United States. Glenmoor Gardens, the largest subdivision in the area, was under construction in the 1950s. The city was incorporated in 1956 under the leadership of Wally Pond, chair of the incorporation committee, when five towns, Irvington, Centerville, Mission San José, Niles and Warm Springs, came together to form a city. Charlie Chaplin filmed several movies, most notably The Tramp, in the Niles section of the Fremont region from 1912 to 1915. Until the 1906 San Francisco earthquake caused its destruction, the Palmdale Winery was the largest in California. It is still visible near the Five Corners in Irvington. The town's name is derived from the word Fremont, which means "fremont" in Spanish and means "home" or "town" in English. It was probably the first such organization in the region; in 1953, there were no more than 75 houses in the subdivision, which later became the city's home.


In 1956, five small, independent towns (Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Mission San José, and Warm Springs) were annexed into a single new, incorporated city called Fremont. The town of Newark was originally slated to join the annex, but ultimately its voters declined since Newark representatives suspected that they would become an industrial district. Since incorporation, Fremont has created six more districts, which it calls "community plan areas" for planning purposes. The area consisting of Fremont and the cities of Newark and Union City is known collectively as the Tri-City Area (different from the adjacent Tri-Valley area encompassing Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore). Centerville was the main town in Washington Township. Centerville is located at 37°3315N 121°5957W. It lies at an elevation of 52 feet (16 m) Centerville can be traced back to its native American roots. Spanish, Mexican, Italian, Portuguese and Swiss (Swiss Park), peoples were among the early settlers that contributed greatly to the growth of Centerville. In 1959, the cannery was destroyed in the largest fire in Fremont's history. The fire lasted for two days, and effectively put an end to what had been the largest employer in Centerville at the time. The Centerville Pioneer Cemetery contains the burial places of many of the city's founding pioneers. It was also a main stop for the early railways. This gave the local farmers a way to quickly get their produce to market. With the access to railway service there was once a large cannery.


The 2010 United States Census reported that Fremont had a population of 214,089. The median income for a household in the city is $142,374. The city is home to the Northern California campus of the California School for the Deaf. More than half the residents of Fremont were of Asian ancestry, with large populations of Chinese, Asian Indians, and Filipinos. Due in large part to a substantial influx of Afghans granted asylum in the United States following the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, Fremont is the largest concentration of Afghan Americans in the U.S. It is also home to a large Deaf community, in largepart because it is home of the. Northern California Campus of theCalifornia School for The Deaf, which also serves parts of Union City and Hayward. The population was spread out, with 53,216 people (24.9%) under the age of 18, 15,610 people (7.3%) aged 18 to 24, 66,944 people (31.3) aged 25 to 44, 56,510 people (26.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 21,809 people (10.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. There were 73,989 housing units at an average density of 844.5 per square mile (326.1/km²), of which 71,004 were occupied, of which 44,463 (62.6%) were owner-occupied, and 26,541 (37.4%), occupied by renters.


Companies headquartered in Fremont include Antec Inc, Corsair Gaming, Electronics for Imaging, Ikanos Communications, Lam Research, Fremont Bank, Nielsen Norman Group, Oplink Communications, SYNNEX, S3 Graphics, Tailored Brands and DCKAP. According to the city's June 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Antec, Corsair, and Lam Research. The city's unemployment rate is currently at 4.7%. The unemployment rate for Fremont is at 3.9%. The city has a high school graduation rate of 9.8%. The highest unemployment rate in the town is at 6.7. The unemployment Rate for Fremon is at 5.1%. The lowest rate for the city is at 2.8 percent. The top employers are Antec and Corsair, with a combined workforce of 1,816. The highest employment rate is at 7.7 percent, followed by Lam Research and Nielsen Norman group with a total of 715.7 employees. The lowest unemployment rate, at 1.6 percent, is among the lowest in the state. The average income is $30,000, the highest rate is $24,000. The rate of unemployment is at 0.7 per cent, the lowest rate is 0.8 per cent and the highest is the rate of 4.2 per cent. The median household income is at $50,000; the lowest is $35,000 and the rate is 1.3 per cent; the city has an unemployment rate of 0.9 percent.

Culture and recreation

The City of Fremont has been a Tree City USA since 1996. There are approximately 55,000 trees in city parks, streets, and landscaped boulevard areas. The city operates the Olive Hyde Art Gallery, adjacent to Mission San Jose. The public gallery is housed in a former home of Olive Hyde, a descendant of early San Francisco Mayor George Hyde. Other cultural, historical, or scientific landmarks include: Fremont Central Park and Lake Elizabeth, Ardenwood Historic Farm, California Nursery Historical Park, Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Washington Township Museum of Local History, Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, Shinn Park and Arboretum, and Coyote Hills Regional Park. The Fremont City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The council meets at 9:30 a.m., the fourth Monday of the month, and the fifth Monday of every month at 2:30p.m, the sixth and seventh week of the third month at 6:30pm, the eighth and the ninth week at 10:00 p. m. each month at the Fremont Civic Center, the 11th and 12th streets, the 13th and 14th avenues, the 14th and 15th avenues and the 16th avenues. The City Council also meets at 3:30 and 5:30 pm, the 15th and 16th months at the Civic Center and the 17th and 18th streets.

City government

An elected mayor heads Fremont city government for a four-year term. The mayor chairs the city council, which has four elected council members in addition to the mayor. Two new seats have been added to the council beginning in 2018, for a total of seven seats when district-based elections are phased in. The council adopts the city's budget, and decides major policies. The city council appoints a city manager and city attorney, and manages day-to-day business. According to a 2009 financial report, city revenues were $280 million, expenditures $200 million, assets $1,200 million, cash and investments $340 million, and liabilities $260 million. The City of Fremont directly provides services related to public safety, land use regulation, infrastructure maintenance, parks and recreation. To provide these services, the city government is organized into 22 departments, from Animal Services to Transportation Engineering, and a private contractor, Allied Waste, provides garbage collection and recycling services to the city. It declined to follow the Grand Jury recommendation to retain all emails under the state Public Records Act, and the city attorney cited the data storage burden posed by email spam "for lunch at Tony's" The city did not keep any record of councilmember emails, which used addresses and were relayed on to councilmembers' private email accounts. It did not comply with state law on public records, by deleting most emails after 30 days instead of the required two years. The Grand Jury determined that the cost of complying with the state law would not be significant. Of those, 46,840 (44.8%) are registered Democrats.


The Fremont Unified School District has five high schools for grades 912: American, Irvington, Kennedy, Mission San Jose and Washington. The district also has 29 elementary schools, including Glenmoor Elementary. Ohlone College and Northwestern Polytechnic University offer undergraduate and graduate programs in technology and management areas. 42 is a private computer science university that opened in Fremont, as a sister school to the 42 campus in Paris, France. Gateway Seminary has a campus in Fremonte. The Fremont Main Library is the largest branch with the highest circulation of the Alameda County Library, and shares its building with the Al Oakland County Library Administration. Fremont Christian School and Averroes High School are not part of FUSD. California School for the Deaf, Fremont serves Northern California and shares a campus with the statewide California School of the Blind. The Alameda county library is headquartered in Fremon. The town is home to the Fremont High School football team, which has a stadium with a capacity of 5,000. The city also has a number of public parks, including a park with a baseball field and a soccer field. It is the home of the Oakland Raiders baseball team, who play in the Mission Valley Athletic League (M.V.A.L.) The city has a population of 2.2 million, the third largest in the state after Oakland and San Francisco. The population of Fremont is 2.3 million. The City of Newark, California, has the second largest population, after Oakland, California.


Fremont is served by Interstate 880 (Nimitz Freeway) and Interstate 680 (Sinclair Freeway). The city is the eastern terminus of the Dumbarton Bridge.Regional rail transportation is provided by BART and the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Caltrain is undertaking environmental and engineering review for a planned Dumbarton Rail Corridor between the Peninsula and Alameda County. It would add Caltrain stations to Union City, Fremont-Centerville, Newark, and Menlo Park/East Palo Alto. Bus services are provided by AC Transit and the city's local transit authority, the Fremont/Centerville Transit Authority, and the San Francisco Bay Area Transit Authority. The city has a large number of parks and open space for residents and visitors, including a large park and nature reserve. It is home to the California State University, San Francisco, which was founded in 1894. The campus is one of the largest in the state, with a population of more than 1.5 million. It was the site of the U.S. Civil War Battle of the Alamo, which took place in 1875. It also hosted the Battle of San Francisco in 1877. The San Francisco Giants won the World Series of football in 1876. The California Golden Gate Bridge was completed in 1883. It carries the name "Dumbarton Bridge" and is the longest bridge in the United States. The bridge is located in the San Jose Bay Area, near the town of San Jose.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Fremont, Alameda County, California = 35.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 32. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Fremont = 5.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 230,504 individuals with a median age of 37.1 age the population grows by 0.68% in Fremont, Alameda County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,600 residents per square mile of area (1,000/km²). There are average 3.03 people per household in the 67,156 households with an average household income of $96,522 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.40% of the available work force and has dropped -5.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.46%. The number of physicians in Fremont per 100,000 population = 247.1.


The annual rainfall in Fremont = 14.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 55. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 264. 77 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 41 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 66, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Fremont, Alameda County, California which are owned by the occupant = 61.81%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 32 years with median home cost = $460,350 and home appreciation of -14.12%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.10 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,784 per student. There are 21.6 students for each teacher in the school, 10696 students for each Librarian and 1604 students for each Counselor. 8.14% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 26.46% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 16.75% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Fremont's population in Alameda County, California of 3,190 residents in 1900 has increased 72,26-fold to 230,504 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.62% female residents and 50.38% male residents live in Fremont, Alameda County, California.

    As of 2020 in Fremont, Alameda County, California are married and the remaining 37.45% are single population.

  • 34.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Fremont require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.82% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.38% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 5.04% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.69% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Fremont, Alameda County, California, 61.81% are owner-occupied homes, another 35.73% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.46% are vacant.

  • The 34.14% of the population in Fremont, Alameda County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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