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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Patterson, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Patterson, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Patterson’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Patterson does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Patterson, the average commute to work is 36.85 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of people in Patterson with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.32% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Patterson's cultural character, accounting for 25.55% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Patterson is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.