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Overview

Introduction to Fullerton, California

Founded in 1887, Fullerton is a city in Southern California in northern Orange County. Fullerton is approximately 30 minutes southeast of Los Angeles and 10 minutes north of Anaheim.

Fullerton has a dry climate, with warm summers that have average daily temperatures in the 80s. Winter temperatures average in the 60s and 70s.

Fullerton Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Residents of Fullerton have easy access to all of the entertainment offerings of nearby Anaheim and Los Angeles. Some of the more notable attractions in and near Fullerton include:

  • The Brea Dam Recreational Area.
  • Disneyland.
  • Knott's Berry Farm.
  • The Muckenthaler Cultural Center.
  • The Fullerton Arboretum.
  • The Fullerton Civic Light Opera.
  • The Fullerton Museum Center.

Fullerton is home to an independent minor league baseball team, the Fullerton Flyers, who play in the Golden Baseball League. Close proximity to Anaheim and Los Angeles also offers access to the following professional sports teams:

  • The Arena Football League's (AFL) Los Angeles Avengers.
  • Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Minor League Baseball's (MiLB) Lake Elsinore Storm who play forty-five minutes southeast in Lake Elsinore, California. The Storm are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
  • Major League Soccer's (MLS) Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The National Hockey League's (NHL) Anaheim Might Ducks and Los Angeles Kings.
  • The United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League Los Angeles Storm, Orange County Blue Star, and Southern California Seahorses.
  • The WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

People

Total Population 138,976
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 64,161
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.7%
Median Earnings25+ $39,044
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,595
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,021

Wealth

Median Family Income $78,297
% Above Poverty Level 83.2%
% Below Poverty Level 16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,348
Median House Value $522,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.1%
Irish 5.8%

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

Fullerton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles N of Anaheim, California
County Orange
Standard Zip Codes 92831, 92832, 92833, 92835
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92834, 92836, 92837, 92838
Phone Area Codes 714
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.87
Longitude -117.924

Fullerton 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 ANAHEIM
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 69 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches
Station TUSTIN IRVINE RANCH
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station SAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 70 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 55 to 83 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Anaheim 345,578 $64,816
Brea 40,931 $102,037
Buena Park 82,683 $73,674
La Habra 61,725 $70,083
La Habra Heights 5,425 $113,455
Placentia 52,123 $86,662

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

Fullerton Public Libraries

Library
Fullerton Public Library
353 W. COMMONWEALTH AVE.
Fullerton, California
(714) 738-6380
Library Web Site

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Fullerton Hospitals

ST JUDE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
101 E VALENCIA MESA DRIVE
(714) 992-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fullerton High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LA SIERRA HIGH (ALTERNATIVE)
201 W. AMERIGE
714-446-7602
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3,106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 67.5

SUNNY HILLS HIGH
1801 WARBURTON WAY
714-870-3401
Serves 2,289 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.8

TROY HIGH
2200 E. DOROTHY LANE
714-870-3600
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,234 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

FULLERTON HIGH
201 E. CHAPMAN AVE.
714-626-3200
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,188 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.7

LA VISTA HIGH (CONT.)
909 N. STATE COLLEGE BLVD.
714-446-7602
A Non-traditional School
Serves 315 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

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