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Encyclopedia > Stanislaus County, California

Stanislaus County is a county located in California's California Central Valley, between Stockton and Fresno. As the price of housing increases in the San Francisco Bay Area, many commuters have begun to move to Stanislaus County. As of 2000 the population was 446,997. The county seat is Modesto. Overview map of California with county highlighted File links The following pages link to this file: Stanislaus County, California Categories: California county locator maps | GFDL images ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... The California Central Valley A typical Central Valley scene The California Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the state of California. ... Stockton is a city in California and the county seat of San Joaquin County. ... Fresno is the county seat of Fresno County, California. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Modesto is the county seat of Stanislaus County, California. ...

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History

Stanislaus County was formed from part of Tuolumne County in 1854. Tuolumne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Californias Sierra Nevada. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The county is named for the Stanislaus River, first discovered by Gabriel Moraga in 1806, and later renamed Rio Estanislao in honor of Estanislao, a mission-educated renegade Native American chief who led a band of Indians in a series of battles against Mexican troops until finally being defeated by General Mariano Vallejo in 1826. Estanislao was his baptismal name, the Spanish rendition of Stanislaus, itself the Latin rendition of the name of an 11th century Catholic saint from Poland, St. Stanislaw. 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (7 July 1808 - 12 January 1890) was born at Monterey, California, entered the Monterey Presidial Academy in 1823. ... 1826 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,923 km² (1,515 mi²). 3,869 km² (1,494 mi²) of it is land and 54 km² (21 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.38% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 446,997 people, 145,146 households, and 109,585 families residing in the county. The population density is 116/km² (299/mi²). There are 150,807 housing units at an average density of 39/km² (101/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 69.33% White, 2.58% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 4.22% Asian, 0.34% Pacific Islander, 16.82% from other races, and 5.44% from two or more races. 31.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 145,146 households out of which 41.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% are married couples living together, 13.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.50% are non-families. 19.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.03 and the average family size is 3.47. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 31.10% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $40,101, and the median income for a family is $44,703. Males have a median income of $36,969 versus $26,595 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,913. 16.00% of the population and 12.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.50% of those under the age of 18 and 8.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

Agriculture is Stanislaus County's number one industry.


Cities and towns

Bret Harte is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Bystrom is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Ceres is a city located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Del Rio is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Denair is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... East Oakdale is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Empire is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Grayson is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Hickman is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Hughson is a city located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Keyes is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Modesto is the county seat of Stanislaus County, California. ... Newman is a city located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Oakdale is a city located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Patterson is a city located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Riverbank is a city located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Riverdale Park is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Salida is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Shackelford is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Turlock is a city located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Waterford is a city located in Stanislaus County, California. ... West Modesto is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ... Westley is a census-designated place located in Stanislaus County, California. ...

External link

  • Stanislaus County official website (http://www.co.stanislaus.ca.us/)
  • Stanislaus County Farm Bureau (http://www.stanfarmbureau.com/)


State of California
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Stanislaus County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (487 words)
The county is named for the Stanislaus River, first discovered by Gabriel Moraga in 1806, and later renamed Rio Estanislao in honor of Estanislao, a mission-educated renegade Native American chief who led a band of Indians in a series of battles against Mexican troops until finally being defeated by General Mariano Vallejo in 1826.
Estanislao was his baptismal name, the Spanish rendition of Stanislaus, itself the Latin rendition of the name of an 11th century Catholic saint from Poland, St. Stanislaw.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,923 km² (1,515 mi²).
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