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Overview

Introduction to Fremont, California

Incorporated in 1956 as a merger of five localities, Fremont is part of the combined metropolitan areas of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland. Fremont is located in the northern part of the state, about 35 miles southeast of San Francisco.

Fremont History

Beginning as Mission San José in 1797, Fremont was an agricultural community in the 1800s. It grew rapidly during the Gold Rush of the mid 1800's, and again in the mid 1900s when General Motors built an automobile plant. Its most recent growth occurred in the 1980s and 1990s as it rode the high technology wave.

Precipitation is about 15 inches per year. Temperatures reach 90 degrees about 20 days of the year. July daily highs average in the 80s, while lows average in the 50s. January daily highs average around 60, and lows near 40.

Located within the Silicon Valley, Fremont has a large manufacturing base, much of it associated with electronics. Large employers include the NUMMI auto manufacturing plant, a General Motors/Toyota joint-venture and Lam Research Corporation, a semiconductor processing equipment maker.

Arts and Leisure

Cultural, historical, and other leisure attractions include:

  • The Fremont Festival of the Arts.
  • The Fremont Symphony Orchestra.
  • The Museum of Local History.
  • The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.
  • The Mission San Jose and Museum.
  • The Hiking Trails in Mission Peak.
  • Professional sports teams in the bay area.
  • Many other attractions in the San Francisco metropolitan area.

People

Total Population 225,221
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 84,307
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 60.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.7%
Median Earnings25+ $62,072
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,939
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,969

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,269
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 9%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,743
Median House Value $648,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 72%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.5%
Irish 4.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fremont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles N of San Jose, California
County Alameda
Standard Zip Codes 94536, 94538, 94539, 94555
P.O. Box Zip Codes 94537
Phone Area Codes 510
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.548
Longitude -121.987

Fremont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWARK (OAKLAND)
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 68 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 14.8 inches
Station SAN JOSE
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 59 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 15 inches
Station UPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 54 to 75 F
Oct Temp 52 to 73 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dublin 52,063 $133,080
Hayward 152,401 $70,951
Milpitas 71,533 $102,497
Newark 44,207 $90,318
Pleasanton 75,009 $144,551
Union City 72,690 $93,861

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fremont Public Libraries

Library
Alameda County Library
2450 STEVENSON BLVD.
Fremont, California
(510) 745-1500
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Fremont Hospitals

WASHINGTON HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2000 MOWRY AVE
(510) 797-1111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fremont High Schools

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WASHINGTON HIGH
38442 FREMONT BLVD.
510-505-7300
Serves 2,000 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.2

MISSION SAN JOSE HIGH
41717 PALM AVE.
510-657-3600
Serves 1,999 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.8

IRVINGTON HIGH
41800 BLACOW ROAD
510-656-5711
Serves 1,977 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

AMERICAN HIGH
36300 FREMONT BLVD.
510-796-1776
Serves 1,868 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.9

KENNEDY (JOHN F.) HIGH
39999 BLACOW ROAD
510-657-4070
Serves 1,280 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

CALIF SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
39350 GALLAUDET DR.
510-794-3666
A Special Education School
Serves 407 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.3

ROBERTSON HIGH (CONT.)
4455 SENECA PARK AVE.
510-657-9155
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 356 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

THE CIRCLE OF INDEPENDENT LEARNING
4700 CALAVEARS AVE
510-797-0100
A Charter School.
Serves 181 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

VISTA ALTERNATIVE
4455 SENECA PARK AVE.
510-657-7028
A Non-traditional School
Serves 103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

CALIF SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
500 WALNUT AVE.
510-794-3800
A Special Education School
Serves 80 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.9

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