Introduction to Escalon, California

Escalon, California, in San Joaquin county, is 11 miles N of Modesto, California (center to center) and 58 miles NE of San Jose, California. Escalon has a population of 5,963.

Escalon History

John Wheeler Jones was among the first inhabitants to settle in the area around 1852. The name Escalon stands for 'stair' in Spanish and the history of the place is steeped in agriculture. Escalon is located in San Joaquin County, which was created in 1850 and named after the San Joaquin River.

Escalon and nearby Attractions

  • Children's Museum of Stockton
  • Columbia State Historic Park
  • Caswell Memorial State Park
  • Great Valley Museum of Natural History

Things To Do In Escalon

There are many places to see within and near Escalon. The Great Valley Museum of Natural History houses the wonders of science and nature. The Escalon Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. The Children's Museum of Stockton has an impressive collection of play exhibits and the Caswell Memorial State Park offers facilities for fishing, camping, and swimming.

Escalon Transportation

The nearest airport to Escalon is the Modesto City - Co - Harry Sham Field Airport.

Escalon Higher Education

There are great many facilities for higher education available in Escalon including the Modesto Junior College, the California State University in Stanislaus, the University of the Pacific, and the San Joaquin Delta college.


Total Population 7,252
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,345
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.4%
Median Earnings25+ $39,266
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,873
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,832


Median Family Income $72,694
% Above Poverty Level 86.5%
% Below Poverty Level 13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%


People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,036
Median House Value $217,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.3%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 11%

Escalon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Modesto, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles NE of San Jose, California
County San Joaquin
Metro Area Stockton - Lodi
Standard Zip Codes 95320
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.797
Longitude -120.995

Escalon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
Station TURLOCK #2
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 62 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lathrop 19,163 $64,136
Manteca 70,693 $67,043
Modesto 205,984 $55,289
Oakdale 21,260 $60,861
Ripon 14,645 $88,176
Riverbank 23,310 $62,366
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Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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