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Welcome to Modesto ...
When the people of Modesto refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Modestan<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Modesto has a population of 215,196 people<3> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Modesto, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated August 6, 1884.
Modesto is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Modesto lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Modesto lies within the (209) area code.
The ZIP codes for Modesto: 95350-95358, 95397<5>
Websites for Modesto ...
Official Website: www.ci.modesto.ca.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.modchamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Modesto had an population of 215,196 people. This is an increase of 6.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.95% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Modesto had a population of 201,165 people (which is 39.1% of the total population of Stanislaus County). This makes Modesto the county's most populous community.
The population of Modesto represents 0.54% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 201,165 people, the population of Modesto increased 6.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 188,856 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Modesto.
Adding Modesto to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Modesto in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Modesto elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Modesto on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Modesto ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Modesto - they are located in Georgia, Illinois and Indiana.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Modesto.
Communities near Modesto ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Modesto.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Modesto. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Modesto.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Modesto. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Modesto.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Modesto. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Modesto.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Modesto ...
Looking for more information about Modesto? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Modesto, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Modesto.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Modesto: www.ci.modesto.ca.us/
The official website for Stanislaus County: www.co.stanislaus.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Apr 2021