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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Turlock is a suburb of Modesto with a population of 72,335. Turlock is in Stanislaus County. Living in Turlock offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Turlock there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Turlock and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Turlock are above average.
About Turlock...
Population
72,335

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$288,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,070
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    342
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    39
    40.7
  • Robbery
    175
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    472.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,948.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    585.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Turlock

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,639
National
$55,322
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Turlock Reviews

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Chances are, if you live in California and you've driven on the 99, you have driven right through it. Turlock is an interesting town to say the least. Mostly, you'll see new families or retired couples, which indirectly creates a lack of crime. It's mostly suburbs with neighbors who are involved/concerned about the safety of others. For teens, there isn't a lot to do, besides going to In-N-Out or attending the new Bowling alley. The schools offer, Public, Private and charter. Overall, Turlock is a great town to settle down. I grew up there and my only complaint was the lack of activities when you are between ages 14-21. I would recommend to anyone giving it a shot or at least a visit. So next time you are on 99, and you see Turlock, pull off and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants offered. Or just In-N-Out.
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What I like about Turlock is that it is overall a quiet town, with friendly neighbors. Kids can run around and play games, and there are parks scattered around so that they can play on. There are enough stores, restaurants, markets, and houses for everyone to get by, and everyone can afford to get what they need.
The only thing I would change about Turlock is that I would love if there were a bit more diversity.
I love Turlock. It’s a very nice, quiet town to live in. I moved there from Merced when I was six years old, and I’m now twenty-five years old. After living there for almost twenty years, I can definitely say it’s a great city to grow up in. The people are nice, there’s good food all throughout the town, there’s great shopping, and it’s centrally located to the larger cities like Modesto. It’s definitely a city I could see myself living in for a long time, and it’s a great place to raise a family in. I even had great experiences attending the school there, and there’s a great university in town, too.