Ceres, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Ceres Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Ceres Content

Also See: Ceres, CA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Ceres, California - Basic Facts

The City of Ceres is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Stanislaus County at latitude 37.5954 and longitude -120.9624. Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Ceres, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ceres, California.

The P1 Census Class Code for Ceres indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ceres (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

City of Ceres, CA Boundary Map


Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | CA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Modesto CCD | Stanislaus County | California Counties

Search the map for:

Ceres, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 45,689
Population in Households 45,352
Population in Familes 40,764
Population in Group Qrtrs 337
Population Density1 5,703
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 12,661
Average Household Size 3.58
Family Households 10,517
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 13,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,794 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,867 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,092 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $164,970
Average Home Value $185,997


Median Household Income $44,229
Average Household Income $55,599
Per Capita Income $15,660
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.14% 0.34%
Households -0.06% 0.26%
Families -0.13% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ceres, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ceres to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 196 87th
Population Density1 # 193 87th
Diversity Index2 # 240 84th
Median Household Income # 1012 34th
Per Capita Income # 1294 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.