Modesto Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Modesto Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
215,196

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.1%
5 - 17:
18.5%
18 - 24:
9.1%
25 - 34:
14.5%
35 - 54:
24.2%
55 - 64:
12.4%
Over 65 Years:
14.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
5.7%
5.7%
High School Graduates
82.6%
82.6%
College Graduated
18.7%
18.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Modesto
$27,358
$27,358
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Modesto
$59,287
$59,287
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
15.2%

Employment Industries in Modesto

 
Healthcare
14.5%
14.5%
Retail
13.1%
13.1%
Manufacturing
10.6%
10.6%
Education
8.7%
8.7%
Construction
7.7%
7.7%
Accommodation
7.4%
7.4%
Transportation
5.6%
5.6%
Other
5.3%
5.3%
Administration
5.1%
5.1%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.7%
4.7%
Wholesale
3.8%
3.8%
Public Service
3.4%
3.4%
Agriculture
2.5%
2.5%
Arts
2.1%
2.1%
Finance
2.1%
2.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
44.2%
44.2%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
40.2%
40.2%
Asian
6.9%
6.9%
Black or African American
4.1%
4.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.1%
3.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
1.0%
1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
8.5%
8.5%
Irish
7.2%
7.2%
English
6.0%
6.0%
Italian
4.4%
4.4%
Portuguese
3.1%
3.1%
European
1.9%
1.9%
French
1.6%
1.6%
Swedish
1.3%
1.3%
Dutch
1.2%
1.2%
Scottish
1.1%
1.1%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac
1.1%
1.1%
Norwegian
1.1%
1.1%
Afghan
0.6%
0.6%
Scots-Irish
0.6%
0.6%
Polish
0.5%
0.5%
Other Arab
0.4%
0.4%
Danish
0.4%
0.4%
Welsh
0.4%
0.4%
Iraqi
0.4%
0.4%
British
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
63.2%
63.2%
Spanish
26.4%
26.4%
Tagalog
1.1%
1.1%
Native American languages
0.8%
0.8%
Langs. of India
0.7%
0.7%
Arabic
0.7%
0.7%
Chinese
0.7%
0.7%
Vietnamese
0.7%
0.7%
Portuguese
0.4%
0.4%
Persian
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Laotian
0.2%
0.2%
Urdu
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
Miao/Hmong
0.1%
0.1%
Other Asian languages
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Modesto Residents:
18.0%