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Overview

Introduction to Ceres, California

Ceres, California is 3 miles SE of Modesto, California (center to center) and 54 miles E of San Jose, California. The municipality is situated in San Joaquin Valley in Stanislaus county. The region features a flat landscape and is bordered by the Tuolumne River. It's a prominent agricultural area and wine grapes are a major product. Ceres has a small neighborhood atmosphere. The vast majority of the city's industrial and commercial areas are designated as Enterprise Zones.

Ceres History

The families of John Service, Daniel Whitmore and Cassius Warner were the initial families living in Ceres in 1867. Daniel Whitmore is regarded as the founder of the city.

Ceres Attractions

  • Ceres Street Faire
  • Concert in the Park
  • Halloween Fun Festival
  • Whitmore Mansion
  • Ceres Flea Market

Nearby attractions include the McHenry Mansion, the McHenry Museum, an historic state theater and a minor league baseball team which are all located in Modesto. The Great Valley Museum is a notable venue. The well known Gallo Winery is a short distance from Ceres. The Gallo Arts Center offers music, plays and opera performances.

Ceres Activities

The Ceres River Bluff Regional Park and Smyrna Park are popular for outdoor activities. Big Bear Park, Lake Tulloch, Fisherman's Bend, Merced River Resort, and the Oakwood Lake Resort are nearby. Golfers enjoy the area's courses including the Dryden Golf Course and River Oaks Golf Course. Naraghi, Brush, Ramona, Farmington and Miller lakes are located in the region. The close by Boomers Family Fun Park is a popular destination.

Ceres Higher Education

The California State University Stanislaus and Modesto Junior College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population47,231
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+17,884
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10%
Median Earnings25+$29,019
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,185
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,463

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,666
% Above Poverty Level83.3%
% Below Poverty Level16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone13.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,039
Median House Value$180,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)73.5%
Irish6.6%
German5.8%
English3.4%
Portuguese2.7%
Italian2%
French Except Basque1.6%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Polish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Greek0.2%
African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Ceres Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stanislaus County
Standard Zip Codes95307
Phone Area Codes209
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.55
Approximate Longitude-120.96

Ceres Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMODESTO CITY-COUNTY AP
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp40 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp62 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches
StationTURLOCK #2
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip12.4 inches
StationTRACY CARBONA
Distance27.1 miles
Jan Temp35 to 55 F
Apr Temp44 to 73 F
Jul Temp55 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 79 F
Annual Precip10.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hughson7,160$63,575
Modesto208,512$58,017
Patterson21,205$59,020
Riverbank23,761$64,707
Turlock71,166$61,667
Waterford8,708$53,696

Ceres Hospitals

Telecare Stanislaus County Phf
(Government - Local)
1904 Richland Avenue

Ceres Public Schools

Argus High (continuation)
2555 Lawrence St.
ZIP: 95307
High
Total Enrollment 203
Blaker-kinser Junior High
1601 Kinser Rd.
ZIP: 95307
Middle
Total Enrollment 668
Carroll Fowler Elementary
2611 Garrison St.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 665
Caswell Elementary
1800 N. Central Ave.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Caswell State Preschool
2004 Evans Rd.
ZIP: 95307
Central Valley High
4033 Central Ave.
ZIP: 95307
High
Total Enrollment 1684
Ceres High
2320 Central Ave.
ZIP: 95307
High
Total Enrollment 1717
Cesar Chavez Junior High
2701 E.gate Blvd.
ZIP: 95307
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Don Pedro Elementary
2300 Don Pedro Rd.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Endeavor Alternative
2555 Lawrence St.
ZIP: 95307
Other
Total Enrollment 157
Joel J. Hidahl Elementary
2351 E. Redwood Rd.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
La Rosa Elementary
2800 E.gate Blvd.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Lucas Elementary
3500 Rose Ave.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Mae Hensley Junior High
1806 Moffet Rd.
ZIP: 95307
Middle
Total Enrollment 661
Patricia Kay Beaver Elementary
4927 Central Ave.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Samuel Vaughn Elementary
3618 Helen Perry Rd.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Sinclear Elementary
1211 Hackett Rd.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Stanislaus County Institute Of Learning
3113 Mitchell Rd.
ZIP: 95307
Other
Total Enrollment 289
Walter White Elementary
2904 Sixth St.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Whitmore Charter High
3435 Don Pedro Rd.
ZIP: 95307
High
Total Enrollment 146
Whitmore Charter School Of Art & Technology
3435 Don Pedro Rd.
ZIP: 95307
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Whitmore Charter School Of Personalized Learning
3435 Don Pedro Rd.
ZIP: 95307
Other
Total Enrollment 11

Ceres Private Schools

Central Valley Christian Academy
2020 Academy Pl
ZIP: 95307
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 201
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