Fremont, California

Fremont: The fifth most populous city in California. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fremont is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum and the Ardenwood Historic Farm.

About

Fremont is a city located in the county of Alameda in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 214,089. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 234,569 inhabitants.

The city was created 68 years ago in 1956.

Fremont is a city located in Alameda County within the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 230,000 residents, it is the fourth most populous city in the Bay Area.

History and Origins

Fremont originally consisted of five smaller towns founded in the 19th century. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1956.

Key historical facts:

  • The five original towns were Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Mission San Jose, and Warm Springs
  • Incorporated in 1956 from the merger of the five communities
  • Became a hub for the growing electronics and technology industry
  • Saw major population growth as part of Silicon Valley's expansion

Economy and Major Industries

Fremont has a strong advanced manufacturing and technology sector. Major companies include:

  • Tesla factory
  • Lam Research semiconductor firm
  • Seagate Technologies data storage
  • Numerous biotech and clean technology startups

It serves as a residential community with proximity to job centers like San Jose.

Attractions and Things to Do

Top attractions are:

  • Coyote Hills Regional Park for hiking and nature
  • Niles Historic District showcasing 19th century architecture
  • Fremont Central Park and Lake Elizabeth
  • Ardenwood Historic Farm and Deerpark
  • Hub shopping district offering dining and entertainment

Fremont provides a blend of nature, historic sites, urban amenities and high-tech industry.

Fremont locator map
Location of Fremont on California map.

Quick Facts about Fremont

Population : 234,569 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Alameda County
Postal code : 94536–94539, 94555
Phone Area Codes : 510
Water as percent of area : 11.59%
Land as percent of area : 88.41%
Altitude : 56 feet / 17 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1956 (68 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 12:04:16 (29th May 2024)
Population growth : 8.73% (2010-2020)
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Mission-Peak-2006 image

Geography

Fremont is located at 37°32'54"N 121°59'19"W (37.5482700, -121.9885700).

Fremont map

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Demographics

The population of Fremont increased by 8.73% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 214,089 - census
2011 217,391 1.52% estimation process
2012 221,426 1.82% estimation process
2013 224,796 1.5% estimation process
2014 228,274 1.52% estimation process
2015 231,687 1.47% estimation process
2016 233,478 0.77% estimation process
2017 234,544 0.45% estimation process
2018 237,811 1.37% estimation process
2019 241,110 1.37% estimation process
2020 234,569 -2.79% estimation process

Fremont zip code is 94536. County name: Alameda, County fips: 06001

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People born in Fremont (58)

People born in Fremont, including film director Len Wiseman, animator and filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt, artistic gymnast Kevin Tan, .

List

  • Ryan Sinn (American musician) he was born in 23/04/1979
  • Pat Tillman (American football player and soldier (1976-2004)) he was born in 06/11/1976
  • Julie Pinson (actress) she was born in 07/11/1967
  • Chris Carter (baseball outfielder, 2008-2010 major leaguer) he was born in 16/09/1982
  • Reg Lewis (American bodybuilder and actor) he was born in 23/01/1936
  • Kevin Sakuda (American soccer player) he was born in 18/06/1980
  • Gary Plummer (American football player and broadcaster) he was born in 26/01/1960
  • Noah Delgado (Puerto Rican footballer) he was born in 30/12/1979
  • Chris Rodd (American soccer player) he was born in 09/04/1985
  • Kameron Gray (American basketball player) he was born in 03/04/1982
  • Jamil Roberts (American soccer player) he was born in 03/04/1986
  • Allan Lockheed (American aviation pioneer, engineer, and industrialist) he was born in 20/01/1889
  • Alyson Huber (American politician) she was born in 01/03/1972
  • Ariel Hsing (U.S. table tennis player) she was born in 29/11/1995
  • Bud Harrelson (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 06/06/1944
  • Malcolm Lockheed (American inventor and entrepreneur; pioneer of hydraulic brakes; founder of Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company, one of the predecessor corporations to Lockheed Martin) he was born in 01/01/1887
  • Joe Lonsdale (American businessman) he was born in 12/09/1982
  • Justin Medlock (All-American college football player, professional football player, placekicker) he was born in 23/10/1983

Schools in Fremont

College & universities near Fremont, CA

Code Name City ZIP
459204 Unitek College Fremont (CA) 94538
120290 Ohlone College Fremont (CA) 94539-0390
486558 Aviation Institute of Maintenance Freemont (CA) 94539
110574 California State University-East Bay Hayward (CA) 94542
117520 Life Chiropractic College West Hayward (CA) 94545-2800

Stations (54)

Amtrak & bus stations near Fremont, CA

Code Name Address Type
FMT Fremont station 37260 Fremont Blvd. RAIL
FRT Fremont (San Joaquin Buses), California 999 Upper Mission Blvd BUS
PLS Pleasanton, CA 4950 Pleasanton Avenue RAIL
HAY Hayward station 22555 Meekland Avenue RAIL
DBP Dublin-Pleasanton, California 5801 Owens Drive BUS

Post offices near Fremont

Post Office Name City ZIP
Fremon Post Office Fremont (CA) 94536
Irvington Post Office Fremont (CA) 94538
Nil Post Office Fremont (CA) 94536
Newark Post Office Newark (CA) 94560
Fremont Detached Del Un Post Office Fremont (CA) 94538

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Other cities in Alameda County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Alameda County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Oakland 424,891 The third most populous city in California, Oakland is a major center for business, manufacturing, and culture.
Hayward 157,966 The seventh most populous city in Alameda County, California.
Berkeley 122,726 The fourth most populous city in Alameda County, California.
Livermore 91,617 A city in Alameda County, California.
San Leandro 89,161 A city in Alameda County, California.
Pleasanton 80,247 A city in Alameda County, California.
Alameda 78,841 A city in Alameda County, California.
Union City 74,107 A city in Placer County, California.
Dublin 66,936 The most populous city in Alameda County, California.
Castro Valley 61,388 A city in Alameda County, California.
Newark 49,699 A city in Alameda County, California.
Ashland 21,925 City in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States
Albany 20,031 City in Alameda County, California, United States
Cherryland 14,728 Census designated place
Emeryville 11,875 City in the United States state of California
Piedmont 11,335 City in California

Distance to Other Cities

Fremont distances to largest California cities