Population

The population of the City of Patterson was 20,846 as of January 1, 2013, according to the official estimate certified by the California State Department of Finance’s Demographic Research Unit.

Patterson Population - 1920 to Present

Population - 1920 Through 1999
Year Population Percentage of Change
1920 694 (Census) *
1930 905 (Census) 30.00%
1940 1,109 (Census) 22.50%
1950 1,343 (Census) 21.10%
1960 2,246 (Census) 67.30%
1970 3,147 (Census) 40.20%
1975 4,031 28.10%
1980 3,908 (Census) -3.10%
1985 4,804 2.30%
1986 5,020 4.50%
1987 5,695 13.50%
1988 6,702 17.70%
1989 7,574 13.00%
1990 8,626 (Census) 13.90%
1991 8,975 DOF 4.00%
1992 9,200 DOF 2.50%
1993 9,250 DOF 0.50%
1994 9,450 DOF 2.10%
1995 9,475 DOF 0.30%
1996 9,612 DOF 1.50%
1997 9,841 DOF 2.40%
1998 9,924 DOF 0.90%
1999 10,386 DOF 4.60%

Population - 2000 to Present
Year
Population
Percentage of Change
2000
11,606 (CENSUS)
5.23%
2001
12,233 DOF
5.32%
2002
13,079 DOF
7.00%
2003
13,709 DOF
4.82%
2004
14,221 DOF
3.73%
2005
16,123 DOF
13.37%
2006
19,171 DOF
18.90%
2007
20,736 DOF
8.16%
2008
21,090 DOF
1.71%
2009
21,168 DOF
0.37%

Ethnic Breakdown
Race Number of Individuals Percentage of Population
White 10,117 49.6%
Black or African American 1,291 6.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 221 1.1%
Asian 1,069 5.2%
Asian Indian 171 0.8%
Chinese 106 0.5%
Filipino 521 2.6%
Japanese 21 0.1%
Korean 31 0.2%
Vietnamese 76 0.4%
Other Asian
143
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander  280  1.4%
Native Hawaiian 32 0.2%
Guamanian or Chamorro 17 0.1%
Samoan 111 0.5%
Other Pacific Islander 120 0.6%
Some Other Race 6,235 30.5%
Two or More Races 1,200 5.9%
White; American Indian and Alaska Native 115 0.6%
White; Asian 232 1.1%
White; Black or African American 142 0.7%
White; Some Other Race 371 1.8%