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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,382
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+3,327
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married48.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$43,302
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,292
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,583

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,250
% Above Poverty Level88.2%
% Below Poverty Level11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,228
Median House Value$256,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.8%
Irish8.5%
Italian8.5%
German8.2%
Portuguese6.3%
English4.8%
Dutch4.7%
Swiss2.4%
Swedish1.8%
Greek1.8%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.4%
Norwegian1.2%
Polish1.2%
Czech0.8%
Welsh0.4%
Danishn0.2%
Croatian0.1%
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Escalon Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Joaquin County
Standard Zip Codes95320
Phone Area Codes209
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.83
Approximate Longitude-121.03

Escalon 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
Distance12.8 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
Distance22.1 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
StationCAMP PARDEE
Distance32.1 miles
Jan Temp38 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lathrop20,331$66,565
Manteca73,570$70,110
Modesto208,512$58,017
Oakdale21,796$60,389
Ripon14,971$90,712
Riverbank23,761$64,707

Escalon Public Schools

Dent Elementary
1998 Yosemite Ave.
ZIP: 95320
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
El Portal Middle
805 First St.
ZIP: 95320
Middle
Total Enrollment 601
Escalon Charter Academy
1520 Yosemite Ave.
ZIP: 95320
Primary
Total Enrollment 154
Escalon High
1528 E. Yosemite Ave.
ZIP: 95320
High
Total Enrollment 884
Van Allen Elementary
21051 E. Highway 120
ZIP: 95320
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Vista High (continuation)
1520 Yosemite Ave.
ZIP: 95320
High
Total Enrollment 41
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