Fremont, CA, City and Higher Education Facts

Fremont is the 15th-largest city in California and a major center for Asian culture in the Western U.S. It's home to Ohlone College, a two-year community college, as well as Northwestern Polytechnic University.

Information about Fremont

Fremont, California, is part of the San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area and is located in Alameda County. The city had an estimated population of 228,758 in 2014. The demographics of Fremont are nearly 51% Asian, with nationalities such as Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese much more highly represented here than in most other American communities.

Fremont's location in the San Francisco Bay Area means that city residents are within easy driving distance of such attractions as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fisherman's Wharf, Coyote Hills Regional Park, Alameda Creek Regional Trail and Fremont's own Central Park. Visitors to the area also might enjoy a day at Ardenwood Historic Farm, a 'living museum' of agricultural artifacts and a Victorian garden. The city is bordered by the Diablo Range of hills, a highly popular destination for hiking.

Higher Education

Fremont is home to Ohlone College, a public, two-year community college that provides preparatory education for students planning to transfer to California's public universities. Stanford University is located less than 15 miles away, with a Fall 2014 enrollment of nearly 17,000 people. Other nearby colleges include California State University-East Bay, Palo Alto University, Golden Gate University-Silicon Valley, and Santa Clara University.

Economy and Employment

Fremont Unified School District, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Tesla Motors are among Fremont's top employers. Other companies found within the city include Lam Research Corporation, Synnex and Western Digital. However, Fremont functions to a significant extent as a bedroom community for job centers throughout the Bay Area, including San Francisco and Oakland.


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