Modesto is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 215,030 people and 47 constituent neighborhoods, Modesto is the 18th largest community in California.
Modesto is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Modesto is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Modesto who work in office and administrative support (11.86%), sales jobs (11.39%), and management occupations (7.34%).
The education level of Modesto citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.91% of adults 25 and older in Modesto have a college degree.
The per capita income in Modesto in 2010 was $26,458, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,832 for a family of four. However, Modesto contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Modesto is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Modesto home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Modesto residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Modesto also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Modesto include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.
Modesto also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.02%.
The most common language spoken in Modesto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.