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Welcome to Fremont ...

The city of Fremont is located in Alameda County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fremont has a population of 235,337 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Fremont, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 23, 1956.

In the past, Fremont was named Centerville and Irvington (and there are additional past names). For more information about the names of Fremont, see The Names of Fremont on our Genealogy Page.

Fremont is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Fremont lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Fremont: (510)

The ZIP codes for Fremont: 94536-94539, 94555<4>

Websites for Fremont ...

Official Website: www.fremont.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fremont had an population of 235,337 people. This is an increase of 9.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fremont had a population of 214,089 people (or 14.18% of the total population of Alameda County). This makes Fremont the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Fremont represents 0.57% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 214,089 people, the population of Fremont increased 5.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 203,413 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fremont.

Communities Also Named Fremont ...

While we believe that this Fremont is located in Alameda County, we know of another 2 California communities named Fremont. Those communities are located in the following counties: San Bernardino and Yolo County.

Beyond California, there are 30 communities that are also named Fremont - they are located in Alabama, Colorado (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (6), Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fremont.

Communities near Fremont ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fremont.

  • San Jose [Santa Clara County]
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    • San Jose [Santa Clara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Fremont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013,616 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Jose<6>
  • Hayward [Alameda County]
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    • Hayward [Alameda County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Fremont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,966 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayward
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayward<6>
  • Sunnyvale [Santa Clara County]
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    • Sunnyvale [Santa Clara County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Fremont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 151,746 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyvale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyvale<6>
  • Santa Clara [Santa Clara County]
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    • Santa Clara [Santa Clara County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Fremont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 131,055 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Clara
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Clara<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • San Mateo [San Mateo County]
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      • San Mateo [San Mateo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Fremont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Mateo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Mateo<6>
    • Livermore [Alameda County]
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      • Livermore [Alameda County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Fremont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livermore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livermore<6>
    • San Leandro [Alameda County]
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      • San Leandro [Alameda County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Fremont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Leandro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Leandro<6>
    • Redwood City [San Mateo County]
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      • Redwood City [San Mateo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Fremont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84,466 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redwood City<6>
    • San Ramon [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Ramon
      • San Ramon [Contra Costa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Fremont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Ramon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Ramon<6>
    • Pleasanton [Alameda County]
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      • Pleasanton [Alameda County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Fremont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,247 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasanton<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fremont. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fremont.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fremont. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fremont.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fremont. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fremont.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fremont ...

Looking for more information about Fremont? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fremont, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fremont.

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The official website for Fremont: www.fremont.gov/

The official website for Alameda County: www.acgov.org/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Alameda, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fremont.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fremont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fremont). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fremont or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Fremont includes: 94536, 94537, 94538 & 94539.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fremont) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fremont. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FremontOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fremont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5488, Longitude: -121.9885    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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