The poverty rate in Modesto, California is 17.0%. They include Sylvan Union (serving the eastern part of Modesto), Stanislaus Union, Hart-Ransom, Shilo, and Paradise Elementary School District school districts. This graph shows the percentage of ownership in Modesto, California, compared to major and neighboring geographies. The most common jobs held by residents of Modesto, CA, by number of employees, are: Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,777 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,238 people), and Management Occupations (6,839 people).
Of course, as in most California cities, the cost of living in Modesto is higher than the national average. The following table shows households in Modesto, California, distributed among a number of income groups compared to the national averages for each group. Modesto (in Spanish for “modesto”) is the county seat and largest city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. Other large private companies based in Modesto include Foster Farms Dairy, Royal Robbins, international award winner Fiscalini Cheese, Sciabica Olive Oil, Acme Construction, Aderholt Specialty and 5.11 Tactical (formerly part of Royal Robbins, a U.S.
clothing brand consisting of uniforms and tactical gear for military). The most common workgroups, by number of people living in Modesto, CA, are Offices & Administrative Support Occupations (10,777 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,238 people), and Management Occupations (6,839 people). The city's annual Architecture Festival pays homage to the history of Modesto as a testing ground for mid-century modern architecture during the 1940s and 1950s. Folk groups often attend Modesto events, sharing their culture with traditional dances and colorful attire.
A boardwalk is being designed to create a special entertainment area along the corridor between Modesto Centre Plaza and the Gallo Center for the Arts and the adjacent main streets of 10th, 11th and J Streets. Lucas's film paid tribute to teenage life in 1962 based on his own experiences growing up in the city of Modesto. The EPA rates air quality in Modesto as 23 on a scale of 100 (the higher the better), making Modesto an unhealthy place for people with respiratory difficulties. The poverty rate for residents of Modesto, California, who were born citizens of the United States is 16.8%.
The following table shows how the median household income in Modesto, California compares with that of its neighboring and main regions. The table below shows how the percentage of people without insurance in Modesto, CA changed over time compared to the percentage of people enrolled in various types of health insurance.