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Modesto is a city in Stanislaus County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Spanish term for "modest" after banker William C. Ralston declined to have the community named after him
The latitude of Modesto is 37.639N. The longitude is -120.995W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 206,872.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Modesto demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stanislaus County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Modesto area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95354 ZIP code.
11% of Modesto residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Modesto ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Modesto was $17,797, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Modesto residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Modesto, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $551. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,119.
Libraries in Modesto include Modesto Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Modesto include Modesto Bee
TV stations in Modesto include KUVS.
Stanislaus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Modesto political report.
Modesto restaurants taking online reservations include Black Angus Steakhouse - Modesto, Dewz, Galletto Ristorante ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Modesto workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 46 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Modesto between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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