Fremont is actually a city made of 5 localities and considered the 14th largest city in CA. This city has close to 200,000 residents and combines the metropolitan areas of San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco. Fremont is located within 35 miles SE of San Francisco. This amazing city has many marvellous facets. Let’s find out each.
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Historical Fast Facts about Fremont
Fremont was incorporated in the year 1956; it is a merger of 5 localities and is part of the combined teeming metropolitan areas of San Jose, San Fran and Oakland
Commencing existence as Mission San Jose, 1797, Fremont evolved into an agricultural community in the 1800s.
The city grew rapidly during the early 1800s to the mid 1900s and was marked by the creation of an automobile plant in General Motors
National Civil League received the All America City Award in 1997
Established in the late 1870s, Fremont Fire Department was the third one in the state of Nebraska
The 5 small independent towns that made up Fremont were Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Warm Springs and Mission San Jose. These locations are now considered community plan areas
Demographic and Geographical Fast Facts about Fremont
Fremont is an ethnically diverse city with a multitude of cultures across the Bay area
At latest count, Fremont’s population is around 226,551 and number of households equal around 75-76,000
Average household income is around USD 114,000 and 49% of the residents have degrees according to the government website
Fremont is the 4th largest city in Bay Area and the 15th largest in California among 482 cities in the Golden State
Economic Fast Facts about Fremont
Close to 1,200 high tech, clean tech and life sciences companies call Fremont their base including Lam Research Corporation, Seagate and Western Digital.
Venture capitalism is flourishing in Fremont with close to USD 700 million funded to local firms between 2011-2012
Manufacturing jobs constitute 17.5% of employment in Fremont and this is one of the highest percentages within the nation
Fremont has been the base for innovative corporate groups like Tesla and Redwood Systems; Apple Mac was first manufactured in Fremont way back in the early 1980s
Companies headquartered in Fremont include Fremont Bank, Silicon Graphics International, Ikanos Communications and Volterra Semiconductor
Fun Filled and Interesting Facts about Fremont
In the year 1956, 5 communities converged to form Fremont one of which was the epicenter of silent film theater; none other than Charlie Chaplain worked for a film company in Niles
Women’s singles Olympic Chapion and figure skater Kristie Yamaguchi is from Fremont
The McDonald’s quarter pounder was also a Fremont invention whereby article clippings in Fremont Main Library show this city was the birthplace of this innovation
Niles Canyon Railway tracks were part of the railroad museum and a segment of the Transcontinental Rail Route
Fremont is the closest city to California’s Silicon valley and is a sister city to Jaipur in India and Fuquay in Japan.
The highest temperature ever recorded in the city was a mind-blowing 114 degree F in the 1960s during the month of June
Ardenwood Historic Farm is a park containing everything from farm animals to (you’ll never believe this) a horse drawn train
Fremont is the farthest station in the South if you take the BART/ Bay Area Rapid Transit System