Patterson, California

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Patterson, California

Introduction to Patterson, California

Patterson, California, in Stanislaus county, is 13 miles SW of Modesto, California (center to center) and 43 miles E of San Jose, California. The city is included in the Modesto metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,606 people lived in Patterson.

Patterson History

The history of Patterson started with the measuring of the Rancho Del Puerto. On January 30, 1844, the land was granted to Pedro Hernandez and Mariano by Manuel Micheltoreno. On January 7, 1855, Samuel G. Reed and Ruben S. Wade claimed the land and they received a patent which was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. However, Reed and Wade sold the grant to J. O. Eldredge in 1866. John D. Patterson purchased the grant from Eldredge on August 14, 1866. Later, Thomas W. Patterson subdivided the land and planned the design of the town of Patterson. The city was incorporated on December 22, 1919.

Patterson and nearby Attractions

  • Sorensen Park
  • Museum Historical Building
  • Tech Museum of Innovation
  • McHenry Mansion

Things To Do In Patterson

You can find a number of historical sites in the city of Patterson. Every year, the city organizes the Apricot Fiesta and is also known as the Apricot Capital of the World. You can even enjoy the Annual Art and Wine Gala, which takes place at the Patterson Repertory Theatre. In addition, the city features a number of sports and other recreational facilities.

Patterson Transportation

Air transportation is available from Modesto City-Co-Harry Sham Field Airport.

Patterson Higher Education

Modesto Junior College is close to the city.

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High Points

Patterson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Patterson Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Patterson Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Patterson, California

Comparing Patterson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 9 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 1 2
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 6
People Above Poverty 4 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Public Transportation Use 4 2
Working at Home 3 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Affordability of Rents 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
People Living Alone 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 9
Low Property Crime 4 3

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Patterson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles SW of Modesto, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles E of San Jose, California
County Stanislaus
Metro Area Modesto
Standard Zip Codes 95363
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.471
Longitude -121.128

Patterson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NEWMAN
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 60 to 95 F
Oct Temp 49 to 80 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches
Distance 14 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 15.4 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
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Patterson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,606 100%
Male 5,814 50.1%
Female 5,792 49.9%
Under 18 4,225 36.4%
18+ 7,381 63.6%
65+ 840 7.2%
Median Age 27.5
Average Family Size 3.94
White 6,459 55.7%
African-American 219 1.9%
Asian 244 2.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 171 1.5%
Other 3,661 31.5%
Mixed Race 803 6.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6,611 57%

Estimated Patterson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 15,500
Growth 3,894
Growth % 33.6%

Patterson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.6%
German 5.7%
English 4.8%
US/American 3.4%
Irish 3.3%
Portuguese 2.7%
Italian 2.4%
Norwegian 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Polish 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Patterson 11,606 $51,422
Ceres 34,609 $43,587
Gustine 4,698 $45,583
Hughson 3,980 $46,325
Modesto 188,856 $45,681
Newman 7,093 $42,523
Turlock 55,810 $44,501

Starbucks in Patterson

(As of 2005)
Sperry & Rogers - Patterson
15040 Rogers Road
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Patterson High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

200 N. 7TH ST.
Serves 1,172 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

640 M ST.
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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1. Newman, California 93.5   15% 8.8% 9.4% 36 $42,523 8.8% 39.2% 7,093 13.1% 30.6 0.6% 1.7
2. Hesperia, California 88.5   16.5% 11% 8% 38 $43,004 7.9% 25.7% 62,582 14.1% 29.1 0.4% 2.7
3. Alvin, Texas 84.5   22.7% 9.4% 13.4% 31 $43,987 8.8% 17.7% 21,413 13.3% 48 0.5% 3
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