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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.

People

Total Population 20,967
Male Share of the Population 52.4%
Female Share of the Population 47.6%
Senior Citizens 7.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,733
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 48.5%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $36,209
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,536

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,699
% Above Poverty Level 78.2%
% Below Poverty Level 21.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 38 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,335
Median House Value $174,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 78.1%
US/American 0.3%
English 2.9%
Irish 3.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station MODESTO CITY-COUNTY AP
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ceres 46,952 $49,908
Gustine 5,656 $46,325
Hughson 7,032 $56,909
Modesto 207,482 $55,674
Newman 10,667 $50,454
Turlock 70,596 $60,604

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Patterson High Schools

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PATTERSON HIGH
200 N. 7TH ST.
209-892-7450
Serves 1,172 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

DEL PUERTO HIGH (CONT.)
640 M ST.
209-892-7463
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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