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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Patterson is a town in California with a population of 21,783. Patterson is in Stanislaus County. Living in Patterson offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Patterson there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Patterson and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Patterson...
Population
21,783

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,485
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Patterson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    201.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    201.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,001.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    527.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Patterson

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,345
National
$55,322
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Patterson Reviews

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With my thirteen years here, I haved experienced the good and especially the bad. In seventh grade, my house was targeted by men with guns driving by. With no real intention, they shot through the houses' windows. It was very frightening, but my friends and family were very assuring and supportive. Over the years Patterson's loving and inviting image has diminished as you see people walking through trash piles in the street, constant fights on school grounds, and unsettling and harsh claims of others due to one's race or religion. Despite all this, the community is still trying to bring each and every person together to solve these problems, so there is still hope no matter what. This is a true motivator as students work their hardest to recover from bad experiences and still strive to make the most of this small town. With all this, I'd have to say my personal experience hasn't been the best, but it doesn't stop it from being my little home town.
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A diverse community, affordable living, family-friendly location, limited recreational activities. Only one high school that I would rate as average. Mostly warehouse jobs, very few jobs for teens. A few fast-food chains but mainly the same type of food (Chinese, Mexican, pizza, and burgers).
Patterson, California is a small town near Modesto and Tracy. There is not much to do in this little town however Patterson is located an hour and thirty minutes away from San Francisco and Monterey. The town itself does not have much entertainment, but the mountains, beach and cities are close by which make up for it.