Patterson is a city in Stanislaus County located off Interstate 5 in Central California’s San Joaquin Valley. It is known as the “Apricot Capital of the World” and is a vibrant, diverse, friendly community rich in heritage.
Agriculture is the City’s primary industry, with apricots and walnuts being most important. The City also grows a variety of other crops including dry beans, tomatoes, and vegetables. The City has a strong heritage and promotes balanced growth and well planned development. Historical homes and new neighborhoods blend well with a wide range of agricultural businesses and facilities.
The City of Patterson is served by the local school system, with four elementary schools and two middle schools. In addition, there is a community college and a number of private schools in the area. The City of Patterson is also home to a number of parks and has a very active volunteer fire department.
Patterson is a small town with a large population of families, and the residents tend to lean liberal. There is a small business sector, but employment is concentrated in the agricultural industry. The median income in the City of Patterson is higher than the state average. The City has a high percentage of Hispanics and foreign born residents, which is typical of the Stanislaus County region as a whole.