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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Fullerton is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 139,976. Fullerton is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Fullerton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Fullerton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Fullerton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fullerton are highly rated.
About Fullerton...
Population
139,976

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$589,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,479
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Fullerton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    110.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    75.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    233.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,023.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    336.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Fullerton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,660
National
$55,322
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Fullerton Reviews

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Fullerton is a very cool city. It’s more racially and economically diverse than some of the surrounding cities. The Downtown area is great for many different types of people- artists, vintage shoppers, food enthusiasts, and late night party goers! It’s an older city with some intriguing buildings but could also use more work in its infrastructure. Overall, Fullerton is a great place to live for college kids, families, and retired individuals.
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The city of Fullerton has it's ups and it's downs, but it sure is 'full' of life and a myriad of it! While some say it's a college town, other's argue it's full of senior citizens; both sides of the spectrum are conducive to vivacious diversity of this spectacular historic town! The Fullerton Train Station as well as the CSUF and Downtown Fullerton area seem to be the beating hearts of the city both day and night. Only in Fullerton could seniors and college-kids live side by side and thrive happily! As a very old city, it has an actually very interesting history to which the local library has a section dedicated and even includes archived audio. I have lived in several towns in Orange and Los Angeles counties, but this is the only city I have ever felt like a community regardless of the size or population.
Downtown Fullerton has nearly everything a college student needs! Great food spots, small stores, and small parks for everyone to gather together and enjoy life.