US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Stanislaus County, California


"Apricot Capitol of the World"

Page Contents for Patterson, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Patterson is approximately 14,163 (2004), 20413 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,703 (1990), 5630 (2010).
The amount of land area in Patterson is 4.405 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Patterson is 2.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Patterson to Washington DC is 2504 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 73 miles. (as the crow flies)
Patterson is positioned 37.47 degrees north of the equator and 121.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Patterson elevation is 97 feet above sea level.
Patterson median income is $ 47,780 (2000).
The Patterson median home price is $ 155,000 to $ 350,000 (2000).
Patterson average annual rainfall is 12 inches per year
Patterson average annual precipitation is 11.6 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 46.0 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 60.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 76.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 64.5 degrees F.


about 45 miles southeast of Livermore along the I-5 corridor. It is also 92 miles south of Sacramento and 89 miles southeast of San Francisco. Other nearby communities include Westley, Grayson, Riverdale Park, Breet Harte, West Modesto, Newman, Shackelford, Bystrom and Modesto.

Here is a location page for Patterson.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

The name of the local newspaper is "The Patterson Irrigator", a name that honors the reason that the town exists - irrigation. If you have ever eaten any of the major brands of frozen vegetables and vegetable mixes, then you most likely have eaten food grown in this area and processed by the major local employer, Patterson Frozen Foods.

The land for the area which is now Patterson changed hands several times over the years, but was finally sold to John D. Patterson on August 14, 1866. He later bought more land here. He died on 7 March 1902 and the land went to his heirs. It was sold to the Patterson Ranch Company in 1908 whereupon Thomas W. Patterson subdivided the land and plotted the town of Patterson. He modeled the town after Washington, D. C. and Paris, France using circles and radiating streets. Many and varied types of trees were also planted. The platt was recorded on 13 December 1909 with Stanislaus County.

Here is a good history page for Patterson.
Return to Index

The incorporation of Patterson

December 22, 1919


Patterson Apricot Fiesta
held in June each year.
Return to Index

Patterson City Government

City of Patterson
33 South Del Puerto Avenue
Patterson, CA 95363
Phone: 209-892-2041
Fax: 209-892-6119

Patterson has a Council-Manager form of government.

Patterson Chamber

Patterson - Westley Chamber of Commerce
2 Plaza Circle
P.O. Box 365
Patterson, CA 95363
Phone: 209-892-2821
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Patterson Organizations

Patterson - Westley Chamber of Commerce
2 Plaza Circle
P.O. Box 365
Patterson, CA 95363
Phone: 209-892-2821
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Patterson Libraries

Stanislaus County Library
46 North Salado
Patterson, CA 95363
Phone: 209-892-6473

Patterson Schools

Patterson Unified School District Patterson


The population of Patterson was:
1988 - 6,702
1989 - 7,574
1990 - 8,626
1991 - 8,975
1992 - 9,200
1993 - 9,250
1994 - 9,450
1995 - 9,475
1996 - 9,612
1997 - 9,841
1998 - 9,924
1999 - 10,386
2000 - 10,959
2001 - 12,322
2002 - 13,027
2003 - 13,670
2004 - 14,163

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search