Patterson is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 22,524 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Patterson is the 306th largest community in California. Patterson has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Patterson, where the median household income is $69,233.00.
Housing costs in Patterson are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Patterson is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.25% of the Patterson workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Patterson is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Patterson who work in office and administrative support (15.65%), sales jobs (12.44%), and management occupations (4.78%).
One downside of living in Patterson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.85 minutes every day commuting to work.
The rate of college-level education in Patterson is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.32% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Patterson in 2018 was $23,347, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,388 for a family of four. However, Patterson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Patterson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Patterson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Patterson, accounting for 62.88% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Patterson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Patterson include Portuguese, German, English, Italian, and Norwegian.
In addition, Patterson has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.55%).
The most common language spoken in Patterson is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.