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Ceres, California - Basic Facts

The City of Ceres had a population of 48,443 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.5949 and longitude -120.9577 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 (GNIS ID: 2409430) 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 Ceres is located within Modesto CCD of Stanislaus County.

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Ceres, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 48,443
Population in Households 47,554
Population in Familes 42,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 889
Population Density2 5,193
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $53,068
Average Household Income $68,257
Per Capita Income $18,990


Total Housing Units 13,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,985 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,164 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 816 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $254,729
Average Home Value $300,761


Total Households 13,149
Average Household Size 3.62
Family Households 10,919
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.67% 0.73%
Households 0.45% 0.66%
Families 0.42% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Ceres, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ceres to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 196 87th
Population Density # 232 85th
Diversity Index # 229 85th
Median Household Income # 923 39th
Per Capita Income # 1253 17th

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