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Fullerton is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community was named after George H. Fullerton, who persuaded the Santa Fe Railway to route through the city.

The latitude of Fullerton is 33.870N. The longitude is -117.924W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 164 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 131,249.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$50,269
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fullerton demographic reports
Once a citrus center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 363. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· James Cameron, filmmaker
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • RagFest - Oct. 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fullerton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Fullerton attractions: Fullerton Arboretum, Japanese Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Fullerton Museum Center, Heritage House, Hayward Area Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Fullerton College, Hope International University, California State University, Southern California College of Optometry
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 87

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Fullerton residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fullerton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fullerton was $23,370, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Fullerton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fullerton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $762.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,587.


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Libraries in Fullerton include Hunt Branch, Main Library ... View libraries

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Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fullerton political report.

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Fullerton restaurants taking online reservations include Florentine's Downtown Grill, Ziing's Bistro & Bar ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Fullerton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 26 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fullerton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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