Modesto, California 

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Population

215,666

+4.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.0%

Median Income

$47,607

Median Home Price

$388,800

Median Age

35.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.2 / 7.4

summer / winter

CA Gifts

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. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Modesto, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Modesto, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Winter climate
Small-town atmosphere
Nearby national parks
Cons
Crime rates
Unemployment
Low educational attainment


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

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Country: United States
State: California
County: Stanislaus County
Metro Area: Modesto Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Modesto
Zip Codes: 95355 95350 95351 95358 95356 95354 95357
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 22 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Modesto is 8.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Modesto jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Modesto's cost of living is 13.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Modesto's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Stanislaus county remained narrowly Democratic, 49.0% to 48.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Modesto's population is 215,666 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Modesto is Real Estate: $388,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.0%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Modesto

It's a good time to buy in Modesto. Home Appreciation is up 18.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Modesto is $388,800.

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Reviews for Modesto   35 Reviews
idk - 6/19/2021
I was born and raised here (still currently live here) and there are some nice areas and not so nice areas. I really think we need to improve our community and create... Read More

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Decent - 4/30/2021
It's fine. Lived here for over 10 years. Here's my breakdown. CONS: Crime rate: mostly on the westside, unless you live in better developed areas. Summer weather:... Read More

In A Teen's Perspective... - 11/5/2020
I know this website is probably only for adults, which I am not, but I thought perhaps adults would like to hear a kid's perspective of things, you know, if any adult... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN MODESTO, CALIFORNIA
95355 95350 95351 95358 95356 95354 95357

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