City of Fremont Census and Economic Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 6,800 households in City of Fremont. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Families made up 59 percent of the households in City of Fremont. This figure includes both married-couple families (37 percent) and other families (22 percent). Nonfamily households made up 41 percent of all households in City of Fremont. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: One percent of the people living in City of Fremont in 2005-2009 were foreign born. Ninety-nine percent was native, including 82 percent who were born in Ohio.

Among people at least five years old living in City of Fremont in 2005-2009, 7 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 94 percent spoke Spanish and 6 percent spoke some other language; 30 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well.”

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 82 percent of the people at least one year old living in City of Fremont were living in the same residence one year earlier; 15 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 1 percent from another county in the same state, 1 percent from another state, and less than 0.5 percent from abroad.

EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 82 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 9 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Eighteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in City of Fremont was 4,300 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 810 and elementary or high school enrollment was 2,800 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 610.

DISABILITY: In City of Fremont, among people at least five years old in 2005-2009, percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age – from percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: In 2005-2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in City of Fremont were Manufacturing, 28 percent, and Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 18 percent.

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 29 percent; Service occupations, 21 percent; Sales and office occupations, 20 percent; Management, professional, and related occupations, 19 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 11 percent. Eighty-three percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 12 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 5 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-three percent of City of Fremont workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 9 percent carpooled, less than 0.5 percent took public transportation, and 6 percent used other means. The remaining 2 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 16 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in City of Fremont was $38,421. Seventy-nine percent of the households received earnings and 18 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Twenty-eight percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $12,460. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: In 2005-2009, 17 percent of people were in poverty. Twenty-four percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 10 percent of people 65 years old and over. Fourteen percent of all families and 36 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

POPULATION OF City of Fremont: In 2005-2009, City of Fremont had a total population of 17,000 – 8,700 (52 percent) females and 8,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 34.2 years. Twenty-eight percent of the population was under 18 years and 12 percent was 65 years and older.

For people reporting one race alone, 82 percent was White; 9 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; less than 0.5 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 5 percent was Some other race. Three percent reported Two or more races. Fourteen percent of the people in City of Fremont was Hispanic. Seventy-five percent of the people in City of Fremont was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, City of Fremont had a total of 7,500 housing units, 8 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 65 percent was in single-unit structures, 31 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 3 percent was mobile homes. Eleven percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, City of Fremont had 6,800 occupied housing units – 4,000 (58 percent) owner occupied and 2,900 (42 percent) renter occupied. Four percent of the households did not have telephone service and 11 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Thirty-two percent had two vehicles and another 14 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $907, nonmortgaged owners $309, and renters $533. Twenty-two percent of owners with mortgages, 16 percent of owners without mortgages, and 51 percent of renters in City of Fremont spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2009 American Community Survey