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Ceres, California

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Welcome to Ceres ...

The city of Ceres is located in Stanislaus County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ceres has a population of 48,697 people<1> (see below for details).

Ceres was incorporated February 25, 1918.

The community of Ceres is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Ceres lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Ceres: (209)

The ZIP code for Ceres: 95307<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ceres had a population of 45,417 people (or 8.83% of the total population of Stanislaus County). This makes Ceres the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Ceres represents 0.12% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 182nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 45,417 people, the population of Ceres increased 31.23% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 34,609 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ceres had an population of 48,697 people. This is an increase of 7.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.71% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ceres.

Communities near Ceres ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Ceres and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Escalon   [Map]   7,588   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Livingston   [Map]   14,140   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Manteca   [Map]   79,268   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Newman   [Map]   11,361   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   23,150   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Patterson   [Map]   22,124   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ceres.

Communities Also Named Ceres ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Ceres - they are located in Georgia, Iowa, New York, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ceres.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ceres. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ceres. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ceres.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ceres:

Websites for Ceres ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ceres ...

Looking for more information about Ceres? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ceres, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Ceres.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Ceres. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Stanislaus County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ceres:

The official website for Stanislaus County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ceres.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ceres - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ceres). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ceres or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Ceres. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ceres) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ceres. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ceres

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ceres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5947, Longitude: -120.9569     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ceres.


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