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Turlock, California - Basic Facts

The City of Turlock is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Stanislaus County at latitude 37.5052 and longitude -120.8588. Stanislaus County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 102 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Turlock 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 Turlock (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Turlock: Sierra.

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


Total Population 69,272
Population in Households 67,988
Population in Familes 57,913
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,284
Population Density1 4,092
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 22,960
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 16,764
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,315 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,645 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,866 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $187,623
Average Home Value $221,251


Median Household Income $44,776
Average Household Income $61,472
Per Capita Income $20,757
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.25% 0.45%
Households 0.19% 0.42%
Families 0.13% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
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.


Turlock, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Turlock 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 # 122 92nd
Population Density1 # 296 81st
Diversity Index2 # 497 67th
Median Household Income # 997 35th
Per Capita Income # 1008 34th

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