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Overview

Introduction to Modesto, California

Founded in 1870, Modesto is located in inland central California. It is one and a half hours southeast of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and two hours northeast of San Jose. One of Modesto's most famous businesses is the E & J Gallo Winery, the second largest wine company in the world.

Modesto is centrally located in the San Joaquin Valley, one of the greatest agricultural areas in the the Unites States. Major agricultural products include: dairy products, nuts, fruits, wine grapes and poultry products.

Modesto weather is characterized by a mild climate. Winters are cool and summers are hot. January is the coolest month of the year with average daily temperatures of 54 degrees. July is the hottest month of the year with an average daily temperature of almost 94 degrees.

Modesto Arts and Entertainment

For a city of modest size, Modesto provides a good assortment of arts and cultural offerings. Some of the more notable include:

  • The The Central West Ballet.
  • The Gallo Center for the Arts.
  • The Great Valley Museum of Natural History.
  • The McHenry Mansion.
  • The Modesto Symphony.
  • The State Theatre.
  • The Townsend Opera Players.
  • The Yes Company (youth entertainment stage company).
  • The Castle Air Museum (down Rte. 99 in Atwater, CA).

For the sports enthusiast, Modesto is home to the Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Modesto Nuts. The Nuts are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Modesto also provides relatively easy access to all of the professional sports offerings of San Jose and San Francisco, two hours away.

Modesto's mild climate provides the opportunity for a wealth of outdoor activities year-round, including: boating, camping, golfing, houseboating, river rafting, water sports, and more. Modesto is also home to a free 13,000 square skate park located at Beyer High School.

Demographics

People

Total Population208,512
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+81,268
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$34,747
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,206
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,963

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,017
% Above Poverty Level81.8%
% Below Poverty Level18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone24.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,034
Median House Value$208,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.6%
German9.8%
Irish8%
English6.5%
Italian4.3%
Portuguese3.3%
French Except Basque1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Swedish1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Norwegian0.9%
Arab0.8%
Danishn0.6%
Polish0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Greek0.4%
Iraqi0.4%
Russian0.3%
African0.3%
Canadian0.2%
US/American0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Modesto Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stanislaus County
Standard Zip Codes95350, 95351, 95354, 95355, 95356, 95357, 95358
P.O. Box Zip Codes95352, 95353
Company Zip Codes95397
Phone Area Codes209
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.67
Approximate Longitude-121.01

Modesto 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
Distance3 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
Distance12.5 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
StationSTOCKTON FIRE STN # 4
Distance30.5 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 74 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 80 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ceres47,231$51,666
Escalon7,382$75,250
Hughson7,160$63,575
Oakdale21,796$60,389
Ripon14,971$90,712
Riverbank23,761$64,707

Modesto Public Libraries

Stanislaus County Free Library
1500 I ST.
Modesto, California
(209) 558-7801

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Modesto Hospitals

Stanislaus Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
1421 Oakdale Road
Doctors Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1441 Florida Avenue
(209) 578-1211
Memorial Hospital Medical Center - Modesto
(Non-profit)
1700 Coffee Road
Kaiser Fnd Hosp-modesto
(Non-profit)
4601 Dale Rd
Central Valley Specialty Hospital
730 17th Street
Doctors Medical Center-behavioral Health Department
1501 Claus Road
(209) 557-6300

Modesto Public Schools

Catherine Everett Elementary
1530 Mount Vernon Dr.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Elihu Beard Elementary
915 Bowen Ave.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
George Eisenhut Elementary
1809 Sheldon Dr.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Grace M. Davis High
1200 W. Rumble Rd.
ZIP: 95350
High
Total Enrollment 1543
Great Valley Academy
3200 Tully Rd.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
John Fremont Elementary
1220 W. Orangeburg Ave.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
John Muir Elementary
1215 Lucerne Ave.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Josephine Chrysler Elementary
2818 Conant Ave.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Mary Lou Dieterich Elementary
2412 Warm Springs Dr.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Prescott Junior High
2243 W. Rumble Rd.
ZIP: 95350
Middle
Total Enrollment 688
Robert Elliott Alternative Education Center
1440 Sunrise Ave.
ZIP: 95350
High
Total Enrollment 573
Roosevelt Junior High
1330 College Ave.
ZIP: 95350
Middle
Total Enrollment 783
Sherwood Elementary
819 Rumble Rd.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Somerset Middle
1037 Floyd Ave.
ZIP: 95350
Middle
Total Enrollment 982
Standiford Elementary
605 Tokay Ave.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Valley Charter High
108 Campus Way
ZIP: 95350
High
Total Enrollment 202
William Garrison Elementary
1811 Teresa St.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Woodrow Elementary
800 Woodrow Ave.
ZIP: 95350
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Aspire Summit Charter Academy
2036 E. Hatch Rd.
ZIP: 95351
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Burbank Elementary
1135 Paradise Rd.
ZIP: 95351
Primary
Total Enrollment 758
Franklin Elementary
120 S. Emerald Ave.
ZIP: 95351
Primary
Total Enrollment 897
Harriette Kirschen Elementary
1900 Kirschen Dr.
ZIP: 95351
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
James Marshall Elementary
515 Sutter Ave.
ZIP: 95351
Primary
Total Enrollment 800
M. Robert Adkison Elementary
1824 Nadine Ave.
ZIP: 95351
Primary
Total Enrollment 666
Mark Twain Junior High
707 Emerald Ave.
ZIP: 95351
Middle
Total Enrollment 755
Modesto High
18 H St.
ZIP: 95351
High
Total Enrollment 2401
Robertson Road Elementary
1821 Robertson Rd.
ZIP: 95351
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Shackelford Elementary
100 Sch Ave.
ZIP: 95351
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Tuolumne Elementary
707 Herndon Rd.
ZIP: 95351
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Virginia Parks Elementary
1021 Moffett Rd.
ZIP: 95351
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Capistrano Elementary
400 Capistrano Dr.
ZIP: 95354
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
El Vista Elementary
450 El Vista Ave.
ZIP: 95354
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Enslen Elementary
515 Coldwell Ave.
ZIP: 95354
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
La Loma Junior High
1800 Encina Ave.
ZIP: 95354
Middle
Total Enrollment 743
Orville Wright Elementary
1602 Monterey St.
ZIP: 95354
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Stanislaus County Special Education
1100 H St.
ZIP: 95354
Other
Total Enrollment 237
Wilson Elementary
201 Wilson Ave.
ZIP: 95354
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Yosemite Rop
1100 H St.
ZIP: 95354
High
Aspire University Charter
3313 Coffee Rd.
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Christine Sipherd Elementary
3420 E. Orangeburg Ave.
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Coleman F. Brown Elementary
2024 Vera Cruz Dr.
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Daniel J. Savage Middle
1900 Maid Mariane Ln.
ZIP: 95355
Middle
Total Enrollment 972
Elizabeth Ustach Middle
2701 Kodiak Dr.
ZIP: 95355
Middle
Total Enrollment 1016
Fred C. Beyer High
1717 Sylvan Ave.
ZIP: 95355
High
Total Enrollment 1872
Freedom Elementary
2101 Fine Ave.
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
James C. Enochs High
3201 Sylvan Ave.
ZIP: 95355
High
Total Enrollment 2370
Lakewood Elementary
2920 Middleboro Pl.
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Mary Ann Sanders Elementary
3101 Fine Ave.
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Orchard Elementary
1800 Wisdom Way
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Rose Avenue Elementary
1120 Rose Ave.
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Sonoma Elementary
1325 Sonoma Ave.
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Stockard Coffee Elementary
3900 N.view Dr.
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Sylvan Elementary
2908 Coffee Rd.
ZIP: 95355
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Thomas Downey High
1000 Coffee Rd.
ZIP: 95355
High
Total Enrollment 1905
Agnes M. Baptist Elementary
1825 Cheyenne Way
ZIP: 95356
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Independence Charter
3920 Blue Bird Dr.
ZIP: 95356
Primary
Total Enrollment 95
Joseph A. Gregori High
3701 Pirrone Rd.
ZIP: 95356
High
Total Enrollment 2206
Stanislaus Alternative Charter
3920 Bluebird St.
ZIP: 95356
High
Total Enrollment 276
Stanislaus Elementary
1931 Kiernan Ave.
ZIP: 95356
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Alice N. Stroud Elementary
815 Frazine Rd.
ZIP: 95357
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Bernard L. Hughes Elementary
512 N. Mcclure Rd.
ZIP: 95357
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Norman N. Glick Middle
400 Frazine Rd.
ZIP: 95357
Middle
Total Enrollment 584
Peter Johansen High
641 Norseman Dr.
ZIP: 95357
High
Total Enrollment 1747
Alberta Martone Elementary
1413 Poust Rd.
ZIP: 95358
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Bret Harte Elementary
909 Bret Harte Pl.
ZIP: 95358
Primary
Total Enrollment 947
Evelyn Hanshaw Middle
1725 Las Vegas St.
ZIP: 95358
Middle
Total Enrollment 835
Fairview Elementary
1937 W. Whitmore Ave.
ZIP: 95358
Primary
Total Enrollment 787
Hart-ransom Academic Charter
3920 Shoemake Ave.
ZIP: 95358
Other
Total Enrollment 300
Hart-ransom Elementary
3930 Shoemake Ave.
ZIP: 95358
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Paradise Charter
3361 California Ave.
ZIP: 95358
Primary
Total Enrollment 121
Paradise Elementary
3361 California Ave.
ZIP: 95358
Primary
Total Enrollment 75
Petersen Alternative Center For Education
2209 Blue Gum Ave.
ZIP: 95358
Other
Total Enrollment 162
Shiloh Charter
6633 Paradise Rd.
ZIP: 95358
Primary
Total Enrollment 90
Shiloh Elementary
6633 Paradise Rd.
ZIP: 95358
Primary
Total Enrollment 50
Stanislaus County West Campus
2215 Blue Gum Ave.
ZIP: 95358
Other
Total Enrollment 76
Westport Elementary
5218 S. Carpenter
ZIP: 95358
Primary
Total Enrollment 432

Modesto Private Schools

Grace Lutheran School
617 W Orangeburg Ave
ZIP: 95350
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
Mountain View Baptist Academy
1516 Carver Rd
ZIP: 95350
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Orangeburg Christian School
313 E Orangeburg Ave
ZIP: 95350
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
Our Lady Of Fatima Elementary School
501 W Granger Ave
ZIP: 95350
Elementary
Total Enrollment 243
Castillo Christian School
916 Sonora Ave
ZIP: 95351
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
Central Catholic High School
200 S Carpenter Rd
ZIP: 95351
Secondary
Total Enrollment 409
St Stanislaus Parish School
1416 Maze Blvd
ZIP: 95351
Elementary
Total Enrollment 197
Small World Christian School
1024 6th St
ZIP: 95354
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Big Valley Christian
4040 Tully Rd D
ZIP: 95356
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 629
Modesto Christian School
5901 Sisk Rd
ZIP: 95356
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 419
Montessori School Of Modesto
3501 San Clemente Ave
ZIP: 95356
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St Felicissimus School
4772 Morrow Rd
ZIP: 95356
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Brethren Heritage School
3549 Dakota Ave
ZIP: 95358
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 89
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