Patterson, California Population 2021

22,882
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Patterson is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 22,882, it is the 286th largest city in California and the 1677th largest city in the United States. Patterson is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 12.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,413 in 2010. Patterson reached it's highest population of 22,882 in 2021. Spanning over 8 miles, Patterson has a population density of 2,935 people per square mile.

The average household income in Patterson is $83,231 with a poverty rate of 12.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,519 per month, and the median house value is $306,900. The median age in Patterson is 31.1 years, 30.9 years for males, and 31.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 108.4 males.

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 Patterson was:

  • White: 74.31%
  • Asian: 6.61%
  • Black or African American: 6.43%
  • Other race: 5.60%
  • Two or more races: 4.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.02%
  • Native American: 0.48%
The current population of Patterson, California is 22,882, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,345.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,413.

Patterson, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,39774.31%
Asian1,4596.61%
Black or African American1,4186.43%
Some Other Race1,2365.60%
Two or More Races1,0044.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4452.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native1070.48%
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Patterson Population by Race

Patterson Population Pyramid 2021

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Patterson Median Age

31.1


Total

30.9


Male

31.4


Female

Patterson Adults

There are 15,530 adults, (2,035 of whom are seniors) in Patterson.

Patterson Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Patterson Sex Ratio

Female

10,587

47.98%

Male

11,479

52.02%

Patterson Population by Age

Patterson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Patterson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.7%27.3%
All61.2%38.8%
Male55.8%44.2%
Non Family53.5%46.5%
Female24.7%75.3%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Patterson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9583.761.2
Married3,6294.1172.7
Non Family9171.5553.5
Female8624.0324.7
Male5504.0255.8

3.96

Average Family Size

3.7

Average Household Size

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Patterson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,92914.70%
9th to 12th Grade1,53711.72%
High School Graduate4,94337.68%
Some College2,67420.38%
Associates Degree6815.19%
Bachelors Degree9917.55%
Graduate Degree3632.77%
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Patterson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Patterson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic7,0814,666494
White3,1892,691399
Black1,2261,116225
Asian1,176837236
Other Race8163647
Multiple Races453352
Islander268236
Native American826713

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 20.07%.

Patterson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,858$45,345$32,230
Less Than High School$31,890$43,998$17,566
High School Grad$34,560$41,183$31,017
Some College$43,597$51,528$35,068
Bachelors Degree$61,149$62,850$53,145
Graduate Degree$87,063$$

$39,858

Average Earnings

$45,345

Average Male

$32,230

Average Female

Patterson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Patterson Language by Age

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Patterson Language

42.99% of Patterson residents speak only English, while 57.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 45.61% of the population.

Patterson Language

Patterson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,8752,08515.03%
White4,5403808.37%
Multiple1,00413613.55%
Black1,4181047.33%
Asian1,458805.49%
Other1,236554.45%
Native1075349.53%

12.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.46%

Male Poverty Rate

12.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Patterson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Patterson is Native, with 49.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Patterson is Other, with 4.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.31%.

Patterson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.89%
Some College8.73%
High School8.23%
Bachelors or Greater2.29%

Patterson Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed13.80%
Female Unemployed11.59%
Female Employed5.83%
Male Employed1.90%

Patterson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Patterson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,233$83,231
Families$70,306$82,254
Married Families$87,945-
Non Families$47,664$71,539
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Income by Household Type

Patterson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

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 Over 65, 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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857

Number of Veterans

836

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War344
First Gulf War302
Vietnam137
Korea40
World War II19

Patterson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54368
18 to 34232
65 to 7498
75+83
55 to 6476

Patterson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6125.65%
Hispanic3123.57%
Black13010.12%
2 or More7111.53%
Indian2226.83%
Other141.42%
Asian80.62%

Patterson Veterans by Race

Patterson Veterans by Education

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1.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Patterson Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

8.9%

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 California

74.45%

Native Born

25.55%

Foreign Born

14.28%

Non Citizen

11.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.45% of Patterson residents were born in the United States, with 65.61% having been born in California. 14.28% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202122,8821790.79%
202022,7031790.79%
201922,5241790.80%
201822,3452200.99%
201722,1253011.38%
201621,8243151.46%
201521,5092391.12%
201421,2702851.36%
201320,9851580.76%
201220,8271080.52%
201120,719720.35%
201020,6479,0415.93%
200011,6062,9803.01%
19908,6264,7188.24%
19803,9087612.19%
19703,1479013.43%
19602,2469035.28%
19501,3432341.93%
19401,1092042.05%
19309052112.69%
19206940.00%

Patterson Population by Year