Ceres, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Ceres, California - Basic Facts

The City of Ceres had a population of 46,233 as of July 1, 2015. Ceres ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ceres is located at latitude 37.5954 and longitude -120.9624 in Stanislaus County. 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. Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Ceres has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ceres population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Ceres, CA Boundary Map

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Ceres, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 46,233
Population in Households 45,900
Population in Familes 41,286
Population in Group Qrtrs 333
Population Density1 5,771
Diversity Index2 83
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,801
Average Household Size 3.59
Family Households 10,644
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,830 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,971 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 968 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $186,842
Average Home Value $213,606
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,716
Average Household Income $57,156
Per Capita Income $16,074
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.41%
Households 0.16% 0.34%
Families 0.12% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 195 87th
Population Density1 # 189 88th
Diversity Index2 # 238 84th
Median Household Income # 1018 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1286 16th

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