Modesto, CA

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Living in Modesto

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.

Unlike some cities, Modesto isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Modesto are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.73%), sales jobs (12.15%), and management occupations (7.26%).

The percentage of adults in Modesto who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.15% of the adults in Modesto have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Modesto in 2010 was $25,095, 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 $100,380 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 37.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Modesto include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Modesto's cultural character, accounting for 18.02% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Modesto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.