Ceres, CA Community Profile: Data

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Ceres: Basic Info

Ceres is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the City of Ceres is the formal official name. It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Stanislaus County at latitude 37.5949 and longitude -120.9577. The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Ceres has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 8.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Ceres: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Ceres Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Ceres (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Ceres ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the City of Ceres with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of Stanislaus County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Ceres Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Ceres Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Ceres Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Ceres. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Ceres area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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 Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Ceres to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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

The Demographic Data and Peer Comparison Ranking Data for cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this California Gazetteer is updated annually. The most recent update was on July 1, 2014.

The USPS report on the number of business and residential addresses being served in each ZIP Code and the ZIP Code Maps are updated 4 times per year. The last update was on August 1, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. The last update was on January 6, 2014.

The information on the California Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. The last update was on August 2, 2014.