Grayson, California

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Grayson is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 1,077 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Grayson is located at 37°33′53″N 121°10′51″W / 37.56472°N 121.18083°W / 37.56472; -121.18083 (37.564732, -121.180914)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), all of it land.


Grayson or Graysonville was founded by a company of seven men, which included Andrew Jackson Grayson (1818-1869).[2] Grayson, a native of Louisiana, brought his family to California in 1846, and was active in the Mexican–American War. He was a self-taught watercolor painter and an authority of Pacific Coast birds.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,077 people, 274 households, and 243 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 401.5 people per square mile (155.2/km²). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 108.1/sq mi (41.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 41.69% White, 1.11% African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 50.14% from other races, and 5.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 72.14% of the population.

There were 274 households out of which 54.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.7% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.3% were non-families. 8.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.93 and the average family size was 4.12.

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