Modesto

Modesto provides a great mix of small-town values with a big-city vibe.

Overview for Modesto, CA

217,728 people live in Modesto, where the median age is 34.9 and the average individual income is $30,518. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

217,728

Total Population

34.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$30,518

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Modesto, CA

Modesto has 71,879 households, with an average household size of 2.99. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Modesto do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 217,728 people call Modesto home. The population density is 5,058.16 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

217,728

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.9

Median Age

49.21 / 50.79%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
71,879

Total Households

2.99

Average Household Size

$30,518

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Modesto, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Modesto. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Prescott Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Woodrow Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Mary Ann Sanders Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Petersen Alternative Center for Education
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Aspire University Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Capistrano Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Christine Sipherd Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
El Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Catherine Everett Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
William Garrison Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Shackelford Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Wilson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Orville Wright Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Alberta Martone Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Evelyn Hanshaw Middle
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Independence Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Stockard Coffee Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Standiford Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Montessori School Of Modesto
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Stanislaus Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Great Valley Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Burbank Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Franklin Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
James Marshall Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Roosevelt Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
Sonoma Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
George Eisenhut Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Mary Lou Dieterich Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Orchard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Freedom Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Stanislaus County West Campus
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Orangeburg Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Our Lady Of Fatima Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Small World Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Aspire Vanguard College Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
Connecting Waters Charter School - Central Valley
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
Stanislaus Alternative Charter
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Bret Harte Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
John Fremont Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
La Loma Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
John Muir Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Rose Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Harriette Kirschen Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Robert Elliott Alternative Education Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Mildred Perkins Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Josephine Chrysler Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Agnes M. Baptist Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Elizabeth Ustach Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Coleman F. Brown Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Sherwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Sylvan Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Daniel J. Savage Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Central Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Mountain View Baptist Academy
PRIVATE
2nd - 10th
No rating available
Yosemite Regional Occupational Program
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Bernard L. Hughes Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Elihu Beard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Enslen Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Lakewood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Mark Twain Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
Robertson Road Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5

Around Modesto, CA

There's plenty to do around Modesto, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

87
Very Walkable
Walking Score
61
Bikeable
Bike Score
59
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including A Baker's Place, Maldini menswear, and Reform Pilates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.17 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.92 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
With approximately 200,000 residents, Modesto provides a great mix of small-town values with a big-city vibe. Modesto’s ideal location in northern California places it within 2-3 hours from all of the best that California has to offer, including San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Yosemite National Park and various ski destinations, Sacramento and even Lake Tahoe! All this while retaining some of the most affordable housing options in the entire state.
 
What is Modesto uniquely known for? Nuts, wine and agriculture (locals call it “ag”). Gallo Winery–the world’s largest winemaker–is headquartered here. And Stanislaus County is the number producer in the Central Valley area which produces more than 80% of the world’s almond supply. If you’ve recently gone through a fresh bag of Blue Diamond Almonds, they came to you from Modesto! Other major crops include milk and dairy products, walnuts, peaches and other specialty fruits. The Modesto Certified Farmers Market features locally-grown produce and other food products on Thursdays and Saturdays.
 
In downtown Modesto, the Gallo Center for the Arts hosts a wide range of world-class entertainment including popular Broadway shows (Cats, Evita, Mamma Mia!), the Modesto Symphony, Central West Ballet, popular comedy acts (Cheech & Chong, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias), magic shows (Lance Burton, Criss Angel), and more.
 
During the summer, “MoBand” (The Modesto Band of Stanislaus County) continues a more-than 100 year tradition of hosting a weekly Concert In The Park at Graceada Park on Thursday evenings. Other venues around town feature local and regional acts of all types.
 
Modesto has a strong car culture and is a popular destination for auto shows. The annual American Graffiti Festival and car show heralds back to the classic 1973 George Lucas film “American Graffiti” which depicts scenes from his experience growing up here.
 
Modestans are social and involved in several community organizations: from churches and temples, book clubs, service clubs, Scouting, well regarded cycling clubs, the Shadow Chase running club and the Boston-qualifying Modesto Marathon, there is something for everyone. There’s even a local “Love Modesto” movement to get involved in!
 
More than anything though, people describe Modesto as a family-friendly, affordable midsize city with solid values with limitless recreational opportunities.
 
Some interesting facts are that the genius behind Star Wars, George Lucas, began his original writings in the library of Downey High School in Modesto. More recently, popular rap artist Macklemore highlighted Modesto in the music video for Glorious, a tribute to his grandmother who lives here.
 
From the award winning donut shop to the annual American Graffiti festival, Modesto has something for everyone and this is a place you will want to call home.
 

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