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Patterson, California - Basic Facts

The City of Patterson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Stanislaus County at latitude 37.4734 and longitude -121.144. Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 102 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Patterson 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 Patterson (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 20,680
Population in Households 20,672
Population in Familes 18,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 3,473
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 5,695
Average Household Size 3.63
Family Households 4,700
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,724 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,971 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 650 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $179,975
Average Home Value $191,031


Median Household Income $57,531
Average Household Income $70,229
Per Capita Income $19,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.31% 0.56%
Households 0.27% 0.51%
Families 0.27% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.


Patterson, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Patterson 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 # 338 78th
Population Density1 # 378 75th
Diversity Index2 # 91 94th
Median Household Income # 588 61st
Per Capita Income # 1084 29th

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