Modesto Metro Area, California 

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Population

550,081

+5.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.8%

Median Income

$49,573

Median Home Price

$400,500

Median Age

33.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.0 / 7.4

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Modesto Metro Area, California

Small, agricultural town - Central California, in the Central Valley, 80 miles southeast of Sacramento and 70 miles east of the Bay Area. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in the Modesto metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: California
County: Stanislaus
Metro Area: Modesto Metro Area
City: Modesto, Turlock, 30 total
Zip Codes: 95355, 95350, 95351, 95307, 95380, 95382, 95361, 95358, 95356, 95363, 24 total
Cost of Living: 15.4% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 22 ft above sea level

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Modesto, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Modesto Metro Area is 8.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Modesto Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Modesto Metro Area's cost of living is 15.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Modesto Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in the Modesto metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Modesto metro area remained slightly Democratic, 49.0% to 48.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Modesto Metro Area's population is 550,081 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Modesto Metro Area is Real Estate: $400,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.8%.

SCHOOLS
Modesto Metro Area public schools spend $11,126 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24 students per teacher in Modesto Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Modesto

It's a good time to buy in Modesto. Home Appreciation is up 17.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Modesto is $400,500.
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ZIP CODES IN MODESTO METRO AREA, CALIFORNIA
95355, 95350, 95351, 95307, 95380, 95382, 95361, 95358, 95356, 95363, 24 total

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