Modesto, California 

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Population

211,266

28% Growth

Unemployment Rate

9.0%

Median Income

$47,607

Avg. Home Price

$288,700

Best Places to Live in Modesto, California

Small, agricultural town - Central California, in the Central Valley, 80 miles southeast of Sacramento and 70 miles east of the Bay Area
Pros
-Winter climate
-Small-town atmosphere
-Nearby national parks
Cons
-Crime rates
-Unemployment
-Low educational attainment

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What Bert Has To Say About Modesto Metro Area

Mainly agricultural in character, Modesto is a “modest” Central Valley town—so named because the dignitary the town intended to name itself after refused the honor out of modesty. The unremarkable downtown has a enough of a small-town feel to be the subject of the movie American Graffiti (although the actual filming was done in Marin County north of San Francisco). But there isn’t much to do and unemployment is high.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: California
County: Stanislaus County
Metro Area: Modesto Metro Area
City: Modesto
Zip Codes: 95355 95350 95351 95356 95358 95354 95357
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 22 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Modesto is 9.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Modesto jobs have increased by 2.16%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Modesto's cost of living is 14.90% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Modesto's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Modesto's population is 211,266 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.25%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Modesto is $288,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.17%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Modesto public schools spend $9,074 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.3 students per teacher in Modesto. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Modesto

It's a good time to buy in Modesto. Home Appreciation is up 10.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Modesto Real Estate.

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Reviews for Modesto   32 Reviews
Its alright! - 6/29/2017
I was born and raised in Modesto. Lived here for 20 + years. This town is alright. Summer gets way too hot reaching 115 degrees sometimes while winter will hit us with... Read More

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A town with lots to offer - 12/17/2016
Modesto Ca is a place that offers quite a bit. Lots of cultural opportunities, like the Gallo Center, Mchenry Museum. Fun activities plenty of parks and a safe place... Read More

A Modesto resident's impressions: - 1/24/2015
Hi...I've lived in Modesto for ~16years and live in a newer middle class neighborhood. Shopping for lifes necesities is convienent to most neighborhoods, schools all... Read More


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95355 95350 95351 95356 95358 95354 95357
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