George and Edward Amerige, former Massachusetts grain merchants-turned- real estate promoters.
The City was named for George H. Fullerton, the Santa Fe Railway land agent who routed the railroad through the City.
Fullerton is a "general law" city, meaning it derives its powers from acts of the state Legislature. The state Governmental Code is the fundamental law of the City, specifying powers and the form of government which will put these powers into service. This is different from a "charter city" which has more control over local municipal affairs, and charter provisions covering municipal affairs prevail over the state laws when the two conflict.
Fullerton's form of government is "Council-Manager." The City Council enacts policy and provides the political leadership, while the City Manager directs City departments in carrying out that policy.
Designed by artist Tom Van Sant, the figures shown in the seal are stylized depictions of the qualities important to the City of Fullerton. The orange tree refers to the City's agricultural beginnings; the man, woman and child represent families; and the open book represents the City's commitment to providing education and cultural opportunities to its citizens.
47,869 total housing units (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census)
Total Occupied housing units: 45,391
Owner-occupied housing units: 54.2 %
Renter-occupied housing units: 45.8 %
(U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census)
Median family income:
$75,700 (Orange County 2005)
Annual budget (total City & Redevelopment Agency):
$237.8 million (fiscal 2010-1) (City & Redevelopment Agency)
The Education Community
Number of businesses:
11,614 (approx., as of June 2011)
Major Corporate Employers:
St. Jude Medical Center
Raytheon Systems (THALES)
Fullerton School District
Alcoa Fastening Systems
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
St. Jude Heritage Health
Miles of City streets:
Miles of sewers:
Miles of storm drains:
Miles of water lines/mains:
Average daily water consumption:
25.02 (in millions of gallons)
Number of street lights:
Number of street trees:
More than 50 City parks, a museum, a cultural center, two libraries, two golf courses, two sports complexes, a golf driving range, a tennis center, an arboretum, Janet Evans Swim Complex, three community centers, two regional parks, a skateboard park, two regional parks, an equestrian center, 29 miles of recreational trails, and approximately 200 acres of recreational land in the Brea Dam Recreational Area
Fullerton Transportation Center (Amtrak, Metrolink & OCTA)
Fullerton Municipal Airport
15 public elementary
2 public K-8
3 junior high
5 public high
5 universities & colleges