Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,783
Male Share of the Population52.4%
Female Share of the Population47.6%
Senior Citizens9.4%
Employed Population 16+8,962
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.2%
Median Earnings25+$38,411
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,453
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,519

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,268
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time43 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone12.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,485
Median House Value$285,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)77.6%
German4%
Portuguese3.5%
Irish3.4%
Italian2.6%
English2.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Norwegian1.2%
Swedish1.2%
West Indian1.1%
Jamaican0.7%
Polish0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Arab0.4%
African0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Sudanese0.3%
US/American0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Icelander0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Patterson Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyStanislaus County
Standard Zip Codes95363
Phone Area Codes209
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.45
Approximate Longitude-121.23

Patterson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEWMAN
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp60 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.4 inches
StationMODESTO CITY-COUNTY AP
Distance14 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
Distance15.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ceres47,975$57,076
Gustine5,774$59,776
Hughson7,370$81,604
Modesto211,336$63,856
Newman11,119$59,114
Turlock72,335$66,221

Patterson Public Schools

Apricot Valley Elementary
1320 Henley Pkwy.
ZIP: 95363
Primary
Total Enrollment 868
Creekside Middle
535 Peregrine
ZIP: 95363
Middle
Total Enrollment 1157
Del Puerto High
640 M St.
ZIP: 95363
High
Total Enrollment 123
Las Palmas Elementary
624 W. Las Palmas Ave.
ZIP: 95363
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Northmead Elementary
625 L St.
ZIP: 95363
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Patterson High
200 N. Seventh St.
ZIP: 95363
High
Total Enrollment 1749
Walnut Grove Elementary
775 N. Hartley St.
ZIP: 95363
Primary
Total Enrollment 709

Patterson Private Schools

Abundant Joy Christian School
1420 Oasis Ln
ZIP: 95363
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Berean Christian School
650 W Las Palmas Ave
ZIP: 95363
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
Sacred Heart Catholic School
505 M St
ZIP: 95363
Elementary
Total Enrollment 236
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