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Modesto /məˈdɛstoʊ/ (Spanish for "modest"), officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. With a population of approximately 201,165 at the 2010 census, it is the 18th largest city in the state of California and forms part of the Modesto-Merced combined Statistical Area. The Modesto Census County Division, which includes the cities of Ceres and Riverbank, had a population of 312,842 as of 2010. Modesto is located in the Central Valley, 90 miles (140 km) north of Fresno, 40 miles (64 km) north of Merced, California, 92 miles (148 km) east of San Francisco, 68 miles (109 km) south of the state capital of Sacramento, 66 miles (106 km) west of Yosemite National Park, and 24 miles (39 km) south of Stockton. Modesto has been honored as a Tree City USA numerous times. It is surrounded by rich farmland; Stanislaus County ranks sixth among California counties in farm production. Led by milk, almonds, chickens, walnuts, and corn silage, the county grossed nearly $3.1 billion in agricultural production in 2011. The Farm to Table movement plays a central role in Modesto living as in the Central Valley. Filmmaker George Lucas, who was born in Modesto, graduated from Thomas Downey High School in 1962 and attended Modesto Junior College, immortalized the city in his award-winning 1973 film American Graffiti. Although it was not actually shot in Modesto, the film portrayed the spirit of cruising and friendship on Modesto's 10th and 11th Streets in 1962, and inspired a revival of interest in 1950s pop culture, including the TV show Happy Days and its spin-offs. The city's annual Architectural Festival honors Modesto's history as a testing ground for mid-century modern architecture during the 1940s and '50s. Modesto's mid-century buildings have been featured four times in Museum of Modern Art publications. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for 2011, which interviews 1,000 participants about their jobs, finances, physical health, emotional state of mind and communities, ranked Modesto 126 out of the 190 cities surveyed. In December 2009, Forbes ranked Modesto 48th out of 100 among "Best Bang-for-the-Buck Cities". In this ranking, Modesto ranked 8th in housing affordability and travel time but also ranked 86th in job forecast growth and 99th in foreclosures. Modesto is the home of Gallo Family Winery, the largest privately owned winery in the world.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Modesto in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Modesto like a local. When planning a trip to Modesto, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Sacramento. Attractions in Sacramento include Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate Bridge. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Sacramento International Airport. Popular vacation packages of Modesto are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Modesto*

  • Pollution Statistics in Modesto

    Know the pollution level of Modesto before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 60 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 80 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 55 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 90 (Very High)
  • Modesto: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Modesto for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Modesto.

    • Burglary and Theft 68.75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60.42 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 60.42 (High)
    • Car Stealing 68.75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.83 (High)
    • Attacks 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.18 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.42 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Modesto - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Modesto is 142.77 (High)

    • Safety Index 38.77 (Low)
    • Climate Index 86.34 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 66.48 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.89 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.28 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 85.15 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Modesto

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Modesto

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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