Tri-City Demographics

Fremont is the fourth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, combined with its neighboring cities of Newark, and Union City. The region has a combined population of 313,000 and covers 132 square miles.

Superimposed on the growing number of elders in the community has been a major demographic shift in Fremont’s population. In 1980, Fremont’s population was predominantly Caucasian, 76%, and in 2008, no ethnic group now constitutes a majority.

Asians, which include, Chinese, Taiwanese and East Indians as well as others now make up 50% of Fremont’s residents. Fremont also has one of the largest Afghan immigrant and refugee populations in the U.S.  47% of the population is foreign born and 57% speaks a language other than English in their own homes.