StatisticModestoCaliforniaNational
Population208,51239,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)4,85325691
Median age35.336.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%46%43%
Speak English66%56%79%
Speak Spanish25%29%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Modesto is 1796% higher than California
  • The median age in Modesto is 2% lower than California
  • In Modesto 71.65% of the population is White
  • In Modesto 3.87% of the population is Black
  • In Modesto 7.37% of the population is Asian

Compare Modesto, CA Demographics

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      Modesto population breakdown by race

      RaceModestoCaliforniaNational
      White71.65%61.26%73.35%
      Black3.87%5.85%12.63%
      Asian7.37%13.85%5.22%
      American Indian0.70%0.74%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.96%0.39%0.18%
      Mixed race4.79%4.62%3.06%
      Other race10.67%13.28%4.75%
      In Modesto, 38.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Modesto age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Modesto, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).