Government City Council: Richard C. Ackerman (mayor), Linda LeQuire (mayor pro tem), Chris Norby, Molly McClanahan, Buck Catlin City Manager: William C. Winter Fire Chief: Ron Coleman Chief of Police: Phil Goehring Statistics Population: (1986 est.) 108,262 Area: 22 square miles Incorporation: Feb. 15, 1904 Median household income: $31,134 Median home value: $98,172 Racial/ethnic mix: white, 86.4%; Latino,14.6%; black, 1.9%; other, 11.7% (Total is more than 100% because racial/ethnic breakdowns overlap) City Services City Hall 738-6300 303 W. Commonwealth Ave. Police (business) 738-6800 237 W. Commonwealth Ave. Fire (business) 738-6500 312 E. Commonwealth Ave. Post Office 525-2787 1350 E. Chapman Ave. In Emergency, Dial 911 Employment status Employed persons: 54,596 Unemployed: 2,423 Not in labor force: 24,169 Per capita income: $10,277 Education Adults over 25 Years of school completed: 0-11 years 18.3% 12 years 30.2% 13-15 years 24.6% 16+ years 26.9% Median years completed: 13.1 FOCUS
The Second Century
Fullerton marked its hundredth year in 1987--recalling a time when town founders recognized George H. Fullerton for his work in bringing the southward-bound Santa Fe railroad through the agricultural community. Fullerton was once a booming farming town with citrus groves, grain, walnut, cabbage, tomato and olive crops. Now accessible by four freeways, the fifth largest city in the county is known as an educational and manufacturing center with a charter-service airport as well as a train station.