Modesto, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Modesto, California - Basic Facts

The City of Modesto had a population of 207,405 as of July 1, 2016. Modesto ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Modesto is located at latitude 37.6375 and longitude -121.0031 in Stanislaus County. The formal boundaries for the City of Modesto (see map below) encompass a land area of 44.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 89 feet.

The City of Modesto (GNIS ID: 2411130) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Modesto is located within Modesto CCD of Stanislaus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Modesto population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Modesto: Ralston.


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Modesto, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 207,405
Population in Households 204,640
Population in Familes 170,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,765
Population Density1 4,652
Diversity Index2 79
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 70,842
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 50,056
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 76,909 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39,082 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,760 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,067 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $204,427
Average Home Value $260,099
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,655
Average Household Income $67,381
Per Capita Income $23,540
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.55%
Households 0.28% 0.51%
Families 0.24% 0.5%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Modesto, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Modesto to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 18 99th
Population Density1 # 265 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 396 74th
Median Household Income # 932 39th
Per Capita Income # 973 36th

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