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Overview

Introduction to Riverbank, California

Riverbank, California, in Stanislaus county, is 7 miles NE of Modesto, California and 59 miles NE of San Jose, California. The city is considered part of the Modesto metropolitan area. 

Riverbank History

Riverbank was known as Burneyville in the 1850s. The Burneyville Ferry over the Stanislaus River was established by Major James Burney, the sheriff of Mariposa. This later became the site of a modern bridge in Riverbank. The city has gradually become a progressive, growing community, but has successfully retained the harmony with its rural and agricultural surroundings.

Riverbank and Nearby Attractions

  • Riverbank City Hall.
  • California Avenue Park.
  • Hutchinson Park.
  • Cheese & Wine Exposition.

Things To Do In Riverbank

The charming city of Riverbank has a famous city hall that gives visitors a feel of the historical and cultural background of the Riverbank. There are a couple of amusement parks around the city, like the California Avenue Park and the Hutchinson Park that have fun rides for both adults and children. One can also go here for family picnics. The city is famous for its annual Cheese & Wine Exposition that gives visitors the opportunity to taste different kinds of wines and cheese, a very popular event around Riverbank.

Riverbank Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Modesto County Airport.

Riverbank Higher Education

The California State University-Stanislaus is the local university.

People

Total Population 23,564
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,781
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 53.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $31,893
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,620
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,570

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,621
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,062
Median House Value $195,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 3.9%
Irish 5.8%

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

Riverbank Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Modesto, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles NE of San Jose, California
County Stanislaus
Metro Area Modesto
Standard Zip Codes 95367
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.736
Longitude -120.934

Riverbank 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 MODESTO CITY-COUNTY AP
Distance 8.3 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 17 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
Station STOCKTON FIRE STN # 4
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 80 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ceres 46,952 $49,908
Escalon 7,320 $64,296
Hughson 7,032 $56,909
Modesto 207,482 $55,674
Oakdale 21,543 $61,696
Ripon 14,801 $90,361

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

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RIVERBANK HIGH
6200 CLAUS ROAD
209-869-1891
A Title I School.
Serves 843 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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