Modesto California: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information
The city of Modesto can be found in the central region of the state of California, USA. It is located about 94 miles south-east of San Francisco and is situated in the San Joaquin Valley upon the Tuolumne River. Modesto is the county seat for the Stanislaus County of California. It covers a land area of 36.87 square miles and has a population density of 5,456.5 persons per square mile.
The Central Pacific Railroad founded the community in 1870 and named it after the Spanish word for "modesty" when the railway director, WC Ralston, declined to have the region named in his honor. The community developed as a center that shipped agricultural produce.
Today, its local attractions include the Modesto Arch, Lucas Plaza (wherein resides the statue of George Lucas, a film director and native of Modesto) and the McHenry Museum. The city lies west of the Stanislaus National Forest, Modesto and Turlock irrigation reservoirs and the La Grande and Don Pedro dams.
Population of Modesto
According to the records of the United States Census Bureau, there were about 201,165 people in the city of Modesto. The latest estimates state that the population is approximately 203,119, which is a 5.5 percent increase over the past seven years. There are more women than men in Modesto with 50.9 percent of the population comprising of females. Children below the age of 18 make up 25.6 percent of the population of Modesto while about 13.5 percent of the people here are senior citizens above the age of 65.
In the racial-ethnic demographic, about 46.4 percent of the population identifies as white alone while 38.6 percent of the people identify as Hispanic or Latino. Meanwhile, an approximate of 3.9 percent of the population in Modesto identify as African American, 0.7 percent identify as American Indian and Alaska Natives, 7.4 percent as Asian, one percent as Pacific Islanders and 4.8 percent as persons of mixed races. Further, there are 10,310 veterans in the city and 17.6 percent of the people in Modesto are foreign-born.
There are a total of 71,173 households in the city as recorded during the period from 2012 to 2016. Each household has an average of 2.89 members. About 34.3 percent of the people of Modesto speak a language other than English at home.
Among the residents older than 25 years, about 81.5 percent are high school graduates or have pursued further studies. Among them, 18.4 percent have attained bachelors' degrees or have sought higher education.
About 60 percent of the overall population above the age of 16 are in the civilian labor force. The median household income in the region is $ 50,996 and the per capita income of Modesto is $ 24,006. About 18.2 percent of the population is earning below the levels of poverty.
Crime in Modesto
According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the city of Modesto noted a total of 22,921 criminal incidences in 2016. Among them, there were 2,104 cases of violent crime, 13 cases of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, 103 cases of rape, 481 cases of robbery and 1,507 cases of aggravated assault. There were also 9,324 cases of property crime, 1,421 cases of burglary, 6,350 cases of larceny-theft, 1,553 cases of motor vehicle theft and 65 cases of arson.
In 2015, there were a total of 24,362 criminal incidences reported in Modesto. Among them were 2,025 cases of violent crime, 25 cases of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, 85 cases of rape, 488 cases of robbery, 1,427 cases of aggravated assault, 10,123 cases of property crime, 1,639 cases of burglary, 6,749 cases of larceny-theft, 1,735 cases of motor vehicle theft and 66 cases of arson.
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