Modesto, CA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
546,235
0.56% 1-year growth
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
34.3
0.587% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.5%
10.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$62,873
3.57% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$314,100
7.72% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
231,043
1.26% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Modesto, CA had a population of 546k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $62,873. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Modesto, CA grew from 543,194 to 546,235, a 0.56% increase and its median household income grew from $60,704 to $62,873, a 3.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Modesto, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.8%), White (Hispanic) (29.6%), Other (Hispanic) (10.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.24%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.68%).

None of the households in Modesto, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.4% of the residents in Modesto, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Modesto, CA are Modesto Junior College (118976) (3,092 degrees awarded in 2020), California State University-Stanislaus (2,792 degrees), and San Joaquin Valley College-Modesto (308 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Modesto, CA was $314,100, and the homeownership rate was 58.7%.

Most people in Modesto, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Modesto, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Modesto, CA is home to a population of 546k people, from which 89.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 20.5% of Modesto, CA residents were born outside of the country (112k people).

In 2020, there were 1.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (223k people) in Modesto, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 162k White (Hispanic) and 55.8k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.4%
2020 Citizenship
89%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 89.4% of Modesto, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Modesto, CA was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Modesto, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    223k ± 261
  2. White (Hispanic)
    162k ± 3.09k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    55.8k ± 3.74k
46.9%
Hispanic Population
256k people

In 2020, there were 1.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (223k people) in Modesto, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 162k White (Hispanic) and 55.8k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

46.9% of the people in Modesto, CA are hispanic (256k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Modesto, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
112k people
20.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
112k people

As of 2020, 20.5% of Modesto, CA residents (112k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Modesto, CA was 20.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,034 ± 561
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,283 ± 607
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,205 ± 393

Modesto, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Modesto, CA employs 231k people. The largest industries in Modesto, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,367 people), Retail Trade (28,098 people), and Manufacturing (27,461 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,182), Public Administration ($59,090), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,762).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

231k
2020 Value
± 4,195
1.26%
1 Year growth
± 2.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Modesto, CA grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 228k employees to 231k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Modesto, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25,050 people), Sales & Related Occupations (23,134 people), and Management Occupations (18,734 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Modesto, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

231k
2020 Value
± 4,195
1.26%
1 Year growth
± 2.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Modesto, CA grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 228k employees to 231k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Modesto, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (30,367 people), Retail Trade (28,098 people), and Manufacturing (27,461 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Modesto, CA, though some of these residents may live in Modesto, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,807
Median earning men ± $1,034
$30,458
Median earning women ± $710

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($76,134), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,987), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,827).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($46,765), Construction ($40,141), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,062).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,139
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,158
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,774
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $4.26M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $4.15M
    Manufacturing
  3. $1.23M
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 53 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Modesto, CA awarded 6,589 degrees. The student population of Modesto, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 9,992 male students and 18,642 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Modesto, CA are Hispanic or Latino (3,186 and 49%), followed by White (1,977 and 30.4%), Asian (558 and 8.58%), and Unknown (371 and 5.7%).

The largest universities in Modesto, CA by number of degrees awarded are Modesto Junior College (118976) (3,092 and 46.9%), California State University-Stanislaus (2,792 and 42.4%), and San Joaquin Valley College-Modesto (308 and 4.67%).

The most popular majors in Modesto, CA are General Business Administration & Management (652 and 9.9%), General Psychology (561 and 8.51%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (542 and 8.23%).

The median tuition cost in Modesto, CA for a public four year colleges is $3,423 for in-state students and $12,543 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Modesto, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 28,634 (34.9% men and 65.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 28,634 students enrolled in Modesto, CA, 34.9% men and 65.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 15,589 records, of which 66.5% were women and 33.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 412 degree-majors awarded
  2. 373 degree-majors awarded
  3. 235 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Modesto, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 412 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Modesto, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,092 degrees awarded
  2. 2,792 degrees awarded
  3. 308 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Modesto Junior College (118976) with 3,092 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,099 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Modesto, CA, which is 0.467 times less than the 4,490 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,186 degrees mean that there were 1.61 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,977 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($3,423) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($967) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,836) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Modesto, CA was $314,100 in 2020, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $291,600 to $314,100, a 7.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Modesto, CA is 58.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Modesto, CA have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Modesto, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Modesto, CA is $62,873. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Modesto, CA was Santa Clara County, CA with a value of $130,890, followed by San Mateo County, CA and Marin County, CA, with respective values of $128,091 and $121,671.

Property

$314,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,357
$102,675
Median Property Taxes
±$2,339

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Modesto, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Modesto, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.7%
Homeownership
2020
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 58.7% of the housing units in Modesto, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Modesto, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Modesto, CA was Santa Clara County, CA with a value of $130,890, followed by San Mateo County, CA and Marin County, CA, with respective values of $128,091 and $121,671.

The following map shows all of the counties in Modesto, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,873
Median Household Income
± $1,328
173k
Number of Households
± 2,771

In 2020, the median household income of the 173k households in Modesto, CA grew to $62,873 from the previous year's value of $60,704.

The following chart displays the households in Modesto, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Modesto, CA is from California.
0.498
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.62%)

In 2020, 80.6% of workers in Modesto, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (5.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Modesto, CA have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 8.73% of the workforce in Modesto, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Modesto, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Modesto, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Modesto, CA (73.1k out of 542k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Modesto, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94.4% of the population of Modesto, CA has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 30.1% on Medicaid, 9.37% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.929% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in California see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1261 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1149 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 268 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.555% decrease from the previous year (1,261 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.6% under 18 years, 22.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.61%
Uninsured
42.9%
Employer Coverage
30.1%
Medicaid
9.37%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
0.929%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Modesto, CA declined by 1.19% from 5.68% to 5.61%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Modesto, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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