Fremont, Calif., is nestled in the southeast of the San Francisco Bay Area, not far from the Silicon Valley. This city is ranked eighth for entrepreneurial growth, with a startup growth rate of 71 percent and a startup density of just under 148, according to the Kauffman Index. Being so close to the tech-hub, Fremont isn’t new to the tech scene — in fact, the first Mac computer was built in an Apple factory in Fremont. The city has enjoyed a thriving tech scene since the ’80s, and this year it came in at third on the list of most diverse tech cities, avoiding the diversity issues that have plagued Silicon Valley despite being a stone’s throw away.
According to the research from Paysa, the average annual salary for a tech worker in Fremont is $151,820 per year and, in terms of diversity, the workforce is comprised of 39 percent Caucasian workers.