Patterson is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 21,498 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Patterson is the 306th largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Patterson was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Patterson economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Patterson, where the median household income is $54,422.00.
When you are in Patterson, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.06% of Patterson’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Patterson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Patterson who work in office and administrative support (14.46%), management occupations (7.88%), and farm management occupations (6.78%).
One downside of living in Patterson is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Patterson, the average commute to work is 35.60 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In Patterson, just 10.31% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Patterson in 2010 was $18,774, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,096 for a family of four. However, Patterson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Patterson is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Patterson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Patterson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Patterson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 58.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Patterson include Irish, English, Portuguese, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Patterson's cultural character, accounting for 24.11% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Patterson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.