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Modesto Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Modesto Area is 522,794. The Modesto Area population density is 345.15 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 232.55 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Modesto Area is white, which represent 75.87% of the total population. The average Modesto Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 522,794. #101

Population Density, #79

Modesto Area
345.15 per square mile
232.55 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:396,628 (75.87%, #657)
Black:14,456 (2.77%, #491)
Hispanic:225,013 (43.04%, #52)
Asian:27,581 (5.28%, #47)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):8,124 (1.55%, #146)
One Race, Other:52,446 (10.03%, see rank)
Two or More Races:23,559 (4.51%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:207,774 (92.34%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:3,265 (1.45%, see rank)
Cuban:318 (0.14%, see rank)
Central American:5,477 (2.43%, see rank)
South American:2,112 (0.94%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:7,248 (26.28%, see rank)
Chinese:2,689 (9.75%, see rank)
Filipino:6,131 (22.23%, see rank)
Japanese:767 (2.78%, see rank)
Korean:766 (2.78%, see rank)
Vietnamese:2,215 (8.03%, see rank)
Asian, Other:7,765 (28.15%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

479,363 (91.69%) out of the total population of 522,794 reported first ancestry.

 Modesto Area% of the Total PopulationCaliforniaU.S.
Arab3,3010.63%, see rank0.72%0.56%
Czech6370.12%, see rank0.22%0.47%
Danish2,8630.55%, see rank0.46%0.42%
Dutch9,0221.73%, see rank0.99%1.40%
English31,3225.99%, see rank5.94%8.02%
French11,0712.12%, see rank2.15%3.34%
German50,4429.65%, see rank8.51%15.03%
Greek1,5870.30%, see rank0.35%0.41%
Hungarian3600.07%, see rank0.32%0.46%
Irish37,5037.17%, see rank6.69%10.80%
Italian19,7183.77%, see rank3.97%5.52%
Norwegian5,2391.00%, see rank1.02%1.42%
Polish3,7640.72%, see rank1.32%3.01%
Portuguese23,3274.46%, see rank0.91%0.44%
Russian2,0640.39%, see rank1.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2,9010.55%, see rank0.61%0.99%
Scottish6,2861.20%, see rank1.34%1.72%
Subsaharan African7310.14%, see rank0.69%0.95%
Swedish6,5001.24%, see rank1.09%1.27%
Swiss2,3250.44%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian6090.12%, see rank0.27%0.31%
American21,7344.16%, see rank3.22%7.12%
Welsh2,3670.45%, see rank0.43%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 258,618 (49.47%, see rank)
Females: 264,176 (50.53%, see rank)

Modesto Area
Male: 49.47%
Female: 50.53%
Male: 49.68%
Female: 50.32%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Modesto Area
33.30 years old
35.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Modesto Area
32.10 years old
34.50 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Modesto Area
34.60 years old
36.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Modesto Area% of the Total PopulationCaliforniaU.S.
Under 5 years39,2377.51%, see rank6.62%6.36%
5 to 9 years39,1227.48%, see rank6.65%6.51%
10 to 14 years41,8548.01%, see rank6.70%6.59%
15 to 19 years41,1967.88%, see rank7.12%6.85%
20 to 24 years38,7177.41%, see rank7.58%7.13%
25 to 34 years72,17213.81%, see rank14.48%13.47%
35 to 44 years66,51812.72%, see rank13.60%12.96%
45 to 54 years68,74013.15%, see rank13.79%14.09%
55 to 64 years55,77810.67%, see rank11.32%12.29%
65 to 74 years33,2856.37%, see rank6.71%7.64%
75 to 84 17,9073.43%, see rank3.72%4.25%
85 years and over8,2681.58%, see rank1.70%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Modesto AreaCaliforniaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population322,668, 100%24,865,866209,056,129
Less Than High School73,630, 22.82%, see rank18.51%13.67%
High School Graduate92,303, 28.61%, see rank20.72%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree103,905, 32.20%, see rank29.76%29.09%
Bachelor Degree35,408, 10.97%, see rank19.59%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree17,422, 5.40%, see rank11.41%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.55, see rank13.4413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Modesto Area CaliforniaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten15,01982.60%17.40%71.91%28.09%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)64,61495.52%, see rank4.48%, see rank91.40%8.60%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)34,86794.67%, see rank5.33%, see rank92.33%7.67%90.60%9.40%
College31,97786.00%, see rank14.00%, see rank83.91%16.09%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School4,13960.98%, see rank39.02%, see rank55.14%44.86%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Modesto AreaCaliforniaU.S.
Total Households168,090, 100%12,617,280116,211,092
Average Household Size3.07, see rank2.952.63
1 Person Households34,289, 20.40%, see rank24.10%27.57%
2 or More Person Households133,801, 79.60%, see rank75.90%72.43%
Family Households (Families)124,916, 74.31%, see rank68.69%66.22%
Average Family Size3.69, see rank3.673.32
Married-Couple Family87,308, 51.94%, see rank49.11%48.42%
Nonfamily Households43,174, 25.69%, see rank31.31%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Modesto Area%CaliforniaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total402,581see rank30,462,253252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over197,147100%, see rank15,026,838123,281,364
Never Married72,94437.00%, see rank39.95%35.77%
Married102,41851.95%, see rank49.84%52.04%
Widowed4,1492.10%, see rank2.14%2.57%
Divorced17,6368.95%, see rank8.07%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over205,434100%, see rank15,435,415129,692,771
Never Married61,58729.98%, see rank32.75%29.48%
Married102,49349.89%, see rank48.11%49.19%
Widowed16,3997.98%, see rank7.96%9.16%
Divorced24,95512.15%, see rank11.18%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Modesto Area%CaliforniaU.S.
Native415,85079.54%, see rank72.97%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence336,33864.33%, see rank54.40%58.73%
Born in Different State72,74713.92%, see rank17.34%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
6,7651.29%, see rank1.23%1.42%
Foreign Born106,94420.46%, see rank27.03%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship43,9828.41%, see rank12.90%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship62,96212.04%, see rank14.13%7.09%
Born In Europe6,2931.20%, see rank1.75%1.53%
Born In Asia23,8604.56%, see rank9.97%3.82%
Born In Africa5250.10%, see rank0.43%0.55%
Born In Oceania2,3090.44%, see rank0.20%0.07%
Born In Latin America73,08813.98%, see rank14.33%6.83%
Born In Northern America8690.17%, see rank0.34%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Modesto Area%CaliforniaU.S.
English99,23859.04%, see rank57.63%79.39%
Spanish50,63230.12%, see rank25.11%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages8,4275.01%, see rank5.77%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages5,5873.32%, see rank10.40%3.36%
Other4,2062.50%, see rank1.09%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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