Patterson, California Population 2022

24,455
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Patterson is a city located in Stanislaus County California. With a 2020 population of 24,455, it is the 308th largest city in California and the 1892nd largest city in the United States. Patterson is currently growing at a rate of 1.40% annually and its population has increased by 2.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,781 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Patterson has a population density of 3,137 people per square mile.

The average household income in Patterson is $83,231 with a poverty rate of 7.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,395 per month, and the median house value is $327,600. The median age in Patterson is 31.1 years, 30.9 years for males, and 31.4 years for females.

The city of Patterson, also known as the “Apricot Capital of the World,” is located in Stanislaus County, California and is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area which has a population of about 515,000. Patterson is located about 17 miles southwest of Modesto.

Population Statistics

31 years of age is the median in Patterson which makes it younger than the U.S. median of 38. 53% of the population over 15 years of age in Patterson are married, 51% are fluent English speakers and 43% are fluent in Spanish. 64% of Patterson’s residents were born in California, 12% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States, and 22% were registered foreign born.

Population Growth

In 1920, one year after Patterson was incorporated, the population stood at a mere 694. This had reached 1,000 by 1940, and by 1970 had reached over 3,000. The 1980s saw a more than doubling of the population from 3,908 in 1980 to 8,626 in 1990. The ten years between the year 2000 and 2010 saw the population almost double, from 11,606 in 2000 to 20,521. Since becoming incorporated as a city, Patterson, CA, has seen a population percentage growth of over 3,090%. While Patterson is expected to continue growing, its growth will be very moderate as it's already densely populated.

The city of Patterson began its life with a Mexican land grant in 1844. This granted acreage stretching east to the San Joaquin River, south past Marshall Road, and to Del Puerto Creek in the north.

The land exchanged hands over the course of the following decades, until in 1908, what had become 18,462 acres were sold to the Patterson Ranch Company. The land was then divided into several ranches of various sizes, and the design of the town of Patterson was plotted. The town was designed using a series of circles and radiated streets, taking inspiration from Washington D.C. and Paris, France.

In 1919, Patterson was incorporated after records were filed in 1909 and sales the city lots and ranch properties commenced. Patterson is today famed for its annual Apricot Fiestas, held every year on the first weekend of June.

Patterson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pattersonwas:

  • White: 62.53%
  • Two or more races: 14.35%
  • Other race: 11.03%
  • Black or African American: 5.30%
  • Asian: 5.28%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.67%
The current population of Patterson, California is 24,455 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,781.

Patterson, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Patterson Population by Race

Patterson Population Pyramid 2022

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Patterson Median Age

31.5


Total

31.2


Male

31.7


Female

Patterson Adults

There are 15,028 adults, (1,859 of whom are seniors) in Patterson.

Patterson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

14.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Patterson Sex Ratio

Female

10,734

48.12%

Male

11,575

51.88%

Patterson Population by Age

Patterson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Patterson Household Types

68.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Patterson Households and Families

3.95

Average Family Size

3.59

Average Household Size

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Patterson Households by Type

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Patterson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Patterson Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 93.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 47.36%.

Patterson Educational Attainment by Race

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$42,734

Average Earnings

$52,212

Average Male

$31,934

Average Female

Patterson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Patterson Language by Age

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Patterson Language

38.13% of Patterson residents speak only English, while 61.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 50.61% of the population.

Patterson Language

Patterson Poverty by Race

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7.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.38%

Male Poverty Rate

8.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Patterson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Patterson is Native, with 31.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Patterson is Multiple, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.26%.

Patterson Poverty

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Patterson Poverty Rate by Education

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Patterson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Patterson Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Patterson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Patterson Married by Age and Sex

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Patterson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Patterson Marital Status by Race

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Patterson Marital Status

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684

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Patterson Veterans by War

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Patterson Veterans by Age

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Patterson Veterans by Race

Patterson Veterans by Education

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2.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Patterson Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Patterson Employment by Age

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Patterson Employment by Race

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Patterson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.61%

Born in Patterson

72.29%

Native Born

27.71%

Foreign Born

15.59%

Non Citizen

12.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.29% of Patterson residents were born in the United States, with 65.61% having been born in California. 15.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Patterson Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Patterson Population by Year