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Overview

Introduction to Turlock, California

The city of Turlock, located in Stanislaus County, is nestled in the heart of California's Central Valley. Situated about 93 miles south of the state capital of Sacramento at the intersection of California State Highways 99 and 165, Turlock affords close proximity to Interstate I-5 and State Highways 33, 132 and 140. Nearest communities are Modesto (to the northwest) and Merced (to the southeast). Turlock is the home of California State University Stanislaus (CSUS).

Turlock History

Incorporated in 1908, Turlock grew and developed in the midst of a heavy agricultural region. Benefiting from the influx of a diverse mix of ethnic and cultural residents, the city prospered through the 20th century and at one point was known for having the most churches for any city its size in the United States. In 1960, California State University Stanislaus opened its doors for the first time, helping to spur the city's growth. In the 1980s and beyond, Turlock underwent extensive growth in both its residential and commercial areas, concurrent with a statewide boom in housing demand and construction as well as a spillover effect from growth in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Turlock Attractions

Turlock is replete with things to see and do. The Turlock Historical Museum is located in the heart of the city's historical downtown district. The Lawton Doll Company is a unique venue where visitors can view first-hand the porcelain doll making process. The Hilmar Cheese Company offers tours, cheese tasting, and insight into the intricacies of the cheese-making process. One of Turlock's hidden treasures is the Great Impressions Art and Antiques Gallery, home to over 2,000 original works of art in a large variety of styles. Theatrical and musical performances can be found at the Turlock Community Theatre and on the CSUS campus. Art gallery displays are available at the Carnegie Center and West Main Art Gallery.

People

Total Population 70,596
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 28,393
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,789
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,146
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,150

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,604
% Above Poverty Level 82.5%
% Below Poverty Level 17.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.6%
Median Gross Rent $968
Median House Value $218,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52%
US/American 0.3%
English 6.1%
Irish 5.5%

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

Turlock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 58 miles E of San Jose, California
County Stanislaus
Metro Area Modesto
Standard Zip Codes 95380, 95382
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95381
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.494
Longitude -120.845

Turlock 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 TURLOCK #2
Distance 0.4 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
Station LOS BANOS
Distance 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 62 to 95 F
Oct Temp 51 to 80 F
Annual Precip 9.9 inches
Station SAN LUIS DAM
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 63 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 10.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ceres 46,952 $49,908
Hughson 7,032 $56,909
Livingston 13,611 $52,902
Modesto 207,482 $55,674
Patterson 20,967 $56,699
Waterford 8,649 $48,676

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

Turlock Hospitals

EMANUEL MEDICAL CENTER INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
825 DELBON AVE
(209) 667-4200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Turlock High Schools

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TURLOCK HIGH
1600 E. CANAL DR.
209-667-2055
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,709 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.7

JOHN H. PITMAN HIGH
2525 CHRISTOFFERSON PARKWAY
209-656-1592
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,540 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

ROSELAWN HIGH (CONT.)
312 S. ROSELAWN
209-634-9311
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 230 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

FREEDOM ALTERNATIVE HIGH
1574 E. CANAL DR.
209-669-3410
A Non-traditional School
Serves 118 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.5

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