Stanislaus County, CA

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Population

549,815

0.35% growth

Median Age

34.5


Median Household Income

$60,321

1.36% growth

Poverty Rate

17.2%


Number of Employees

229,483

3.12% decline

Median Property Value

$318,900

10.7% growth

About

In 2018, Stanislaus County, CA had a population of 550k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $60,321. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Stanislaus County, CA grew from 547,899 to 549,815, a 0.35% increase and its median household income grew from $59,514 to $60,321, a 1.36% increase.

The population of Stanislaus County, CA is 47% Hispanic or Latino, 41% White Alone, and 5.03% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Stanislaus County, CA speak a non-English language, and 90.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stanislaus County, CA are Modesto Junior College (2,392 degrees awarded in 2017), California State University-Stanislaus (2,375 degrees), and Brightwood College-Modesto (268 degrees).

The median property value in Stanislaus County, CA is $318,900, and the homeownership rate is 59.2%. Most people in Stanislaus County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Stanislaus County, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Stanislaus County, CA employs 229k people. The largest industries in Stanislaus County, CA are Manufacturing (27,342 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (27,043 people), and Retail Trade (26,381 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,992), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,674), and Information ($63,011).

Median household income in Stanislaus County, CA is $60,321. Males in Stanislaus County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,298. The income inequality in Stanislaus County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,321

2018 value

± $3,397

1.36%

1 Year Growth

± 6.99%

Households in Stanislaus County, CA have a median annual income of $60,321, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,514 in 2017, which represents a 1.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,575

Average Male Salary

± $755

$62,298

Average Female Salary

± $633

In 2018, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $73,860 ± $1,174

  2. White

    $65,115 ± $611

  3. Two or More Races

    $54,912 ± $1,843

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stanislaus County, CA is from California.

0.499

2018 Wage GINI

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in California was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.324% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 36.06

  2. Census Tract 1.02

  3. Census Tract 36.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stanislaus County, CA was Census Tract 36.06 with a value of $89,915, followed by Census Tract 1.02 and Census Tract 36.04, with respective values of $89,179 and $88,667.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stanislaus County, CA (91.2k out of 530k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    63,390 ± 1,925

  2. Hispanic

    49,327 ± 1,654

  3. Other

    13,285 ± 945

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stanislaus County, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

229k

2018 Value

± 9,052

-3.12%

1 Year decline

± 5.74%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Stanislaus County, CA declined at a rate of -3.12%, from 237k employees to 229k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stanislaus County, CA, are Sales & Related Occupations (22,709 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,801 people), and Management Occupations (20,906 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stanislaus County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stanislaus County, CA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (22,709 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,801 people), and Management Occupations (20,906 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stanislaus County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.2 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stanislaus County, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($90,913), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($75,769), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,588).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

229k

2018 Value

± 9,052

-3.12%

1 Year decline

± 5.74%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Stanislaus County, CA declined at a rate of -3.12%, from 237k employees to 229k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stanislaus County, CA, are Manufacturing (27,342 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (27,043 people), and Retail Trade (26,381 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stanislaus County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Stanislaus County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Stanislaus County, CA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (27,342 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (27,043 people), and Retail Trade (26,381 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stanislaus County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.9 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.4 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stanislaus County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,992), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,674), and Information ($63,011).

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Domestic Trade

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. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

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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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

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. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

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

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Health

94.9% of the population of Stanislaus County, CA has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 31.6% on Medicaid, 9.09% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.704% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Stanislaus County, CA see 1525 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.62% increase from the previous year (1486 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1641 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 545 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,525 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Stanislaus County, CA see an average of 1,525 patients per year. This represents a 2.62% increase from the previous year (1,486 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Stanislaus County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.12%

Uninsured

41.7%

Employer Coverage

31.6%

Medicaid

9.09%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

0.704%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stanislaus County, CA declined by 1.88% from 5.22% to 5.12%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Stanislaus County, CA is home to a population of 550k people, from which 90.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.4% of Stanislaus County, CA residents were born outside of the country (112k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Stanislaus County, CA is composed of 258k Hispanic or Latino residents (47%), 226k White Alone residents (41%), 27.7k Asian Alone residents (5.03%), 15.9k Black or African American Alone residents (2.9%), 13.8k Two or More Races residents (2.51%), 4.36k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.793%), 2.86k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.521%), and 1.31k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.239%).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Stanislaus County, CA was 34.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Stanislaus County, CA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Stanislaus County, CA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

112k people

20.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

109k people

As of 2017, 20.4% of Stanislaus County, CA residents (112k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stanislaus County, CA was 20.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,032,642 ± 46,722 people

  2. Philippines

    840,765 ± 22,271 people

  3. China

    696,409 ± 20,307 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,032,642 California residents, followed by Philippines with 840,765 and China with 696,409.

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Citizenship

90.4%

2018 Citizenship

88.5%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 90.4% of Stanislaus County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Stanislaus County, CA was 88.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    258k ± 9.7k

  2. White Alone

    226k ± 394

  3. Asian Alone

    27.7k ± 1.99k

In 2018, there were 1.15 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (258k people) in Stanislaus County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 226k White Alone and 27.7k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Stanislaus County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,426 ± 1,424

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,099 ± 1,277

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,599 ± 749

Stanislaus County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Stanislaus County, CA awarded 5,660 degrees. The student population of Stanislaus County, CA is skewed towards women, with 11,016 male students and 18,355 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stanislaus County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (2,473 and 44.2%), followed by White (1,913 and 34.2%), Asian (446 and 7.97%), and Unknown (362 and 6.47%).

The largest universities in Stanislaus County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Modesto Junior College (2,392 and 42.3%), California State University-Stanislaus (2,375 and 42%), and Brightwood College-Modesto (268 and 4.73%).

The most popular majors in Stanislaus County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (595 and 10.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (534 and 9.43%), and General Psychology (385 and 6.8%).

The median tuition costs in Stanislaus County, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,423 and $12,171 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 289 degrees awarded

  2. 191 degrees awarded

  3. 408 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Stanislaus County, CA was General Psychology with 289 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,392 degrees awarded

  2. 2,375 degrees awarded

  3. 268 degrees awarded

$3,423

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Stanislaus County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Modesto Junior College with 2,392 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,792

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,868

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,792 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stanislaus County, CA, which is 0.463 times less than the 3,868 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,473 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,913 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    446 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Stanislaus County, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,473 degrees mean that there were 1.29 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,913 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stanislaus County, CA was $318,900 in 2018, which is 1.39 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $288,200 to $318,900, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Stanislaus County, CA is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stanislaus County, CA have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stanislaus County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$318,900

2018 Median

± $8,659

$288,200

2017 Median

± $5,423

In 2018, the median property value in Stanislaus County, CA grew to to $318,900 from the previous year's value of $288,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stanislaus County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stanislaus County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$60,321

Median Household Income

± $3,397

175k

Number of Households

± 7,108

In 2018, the median household income of the 175k households in Stanislaus County, CA grew to $60,321 from the previous year's value of $59,514.

The following chart displays the households in Stanislaus County, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Stanislaus County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stanislaus County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.2%

2018 Homeownership

57.2%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.2% of the housing units in Stanislaus County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Stanislaus County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stanislaus County, CA have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 8.79% of the workforce in Stanislaus County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.23%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.46%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Stanislaus County, CA was Drove Alone (83.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.23%) and those who Worked At Home (5.46%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Stanislaus County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stanislaus County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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