Modesto (California, Urban Areas, USA) - Population Statistics, Graphs, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information. The following graphs show, first, the values of properties in Modesto, California, compared to their parent and neighbor geographies and, second, the owner-occupied housing units distributed among a number of property value groups compared to the national averages of each group. Mainly agricultural in nature, Modesto is a “modest city in the Central Valley so named because the dignitary that the city intended to name itself rejected the honor out of modesty. The Rockabilly musical genre originated in Modesto with the formation of Maddox Brothers & Rose on KTRB Radio in 1937. The chart below shows how the median household income in Modesto, California compares with that of its neighboring and parent regions.
Some business owners and citizens of Modesto complain about the noisy and often drunk atmosphere of Mardi Gras exhibited at the X-Fest. ModestoView magazine in Modesto and the Peer Recovery Art Center launched Classic Community Murals to create a series of large-scale murals celebrating the heritage of Modesto Classic Graffiti. Beginning in the 2000s, downtown Modesto (DOMO) has new attractions, such as the Gallo Center for the Arts and the new Downtown Plaza adjacent to Modesto Centre Plaza. As part of the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto television market, Modesto is served primarily by stations that are primarily based in Sacramento.
Car ownership in Modesto, California is about the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household. The following table shows households in Modesto, California, distributed among a number of groups of car owners compared to the national averages for each group. Modesto has Modesto's City-County Airport, which is located east of California State Route 99 within the city limits. The largest universities in Modesto, California, by number of degrees awarded are Modesto Junior College (3,092 and 92.6%), Paul Mitchell the School-Modesto (120 and 3.59%) and North Adrian's College of Beauty Inc (68 and 2.04%).
Residents of Modesto also participate in Stanislaus County Government and in elections for District 1 of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, as well as the Sheriff-Coroner, District Attorney, Assessor, Auditor-Controller, Treasurer-Tax Collector and Registrar. Modesto has a large agricultural industry that is based on the fertile farmland that surrounds the city. 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). Ralston's modesty led him to ask for another name to be found, and the town was named Modesto in recognition of his modesty.