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Galt, California
City of Galt
Aerial view of Galt
Aerial view of Galt
Location of Galt in Sacramento County, California.
Location of Galt in Sacramento County, California.
Galt, California is located in the United States
Galt, California
Galt, California
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  California
County Flag of Sacramento County, California.png Sacramento
Incorporated August 16, 1946
Area
 • Total 6.78 sq mi (17.57 km2)
 • Land 6.77 sq mi (17.54 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.23%
Elevation
47 ft (16 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 23,647
 • Estimate 
(2019)
26,536
 • Density 3,919.07/sq mi (1,513.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
95632
Area code(s) 209
FIPS code 06-28112
GNIS feature ID 0277522
Website http://www.ci.galt.ca.us

Galt is a city in Sacramento County, California. It is part of the Sacramento metropolitan area. The population was 23,647 at the 2010 census, up from 19,472 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Galt is located at 38°15′39″N 121°18′11″W / 38.260842°N 121.303122°W / 38.260842; -121.303122.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), of which, 5.9 square miles (15 km2) of it is land and 0.23% is water.

The city is bordered entirely by unincorporated areas of both Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties.

Toponymy

Galt was named in 1869 after former city of Galt in Canada, now part of Cambridge, the hometown of John McFarland.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Galt has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,333
1960 1,868 40.1%
1970 3,200 71.3%
1980 5,514 72.3%
1990 8,889 61.2%
2000 19,472 119.1%
2010 23,647 21.4%
2019 (est.) 26,536 12.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010

At the 2010 census Galt had a population of 23,647. The population density was 3,977.8 people per square mile (1,535.9/km2). The racial makeup of Galt was 15,639 (66.1%) White, 430 (1.8%) African American, 361 (1.5%) Native American, 815 (3.4%) Asian, 108 (0.5%) Pacific Islander, 4,834 (20.4%) from other races, and 1,460 (6.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10,113 persons (42.8%).

The census reported that 23,498 people (99.4% of the population) lived in households, 32 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 117 (0.5%) were institutionalized.

There were 7,262 households, 3,516 (48.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 4,431 (61.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 895 (12.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 465 (6.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 431 (5.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 32 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,171 households (16.1%) were one person and 547 (7.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 3.24. There were 5,791 families (79.7% of households); the average family size was 3.62.

The age distribution was 7,347 people (31.1%) under the age of 18, 2,262 people (9.6%) aged 18 to 24, 6,344 people (26.8%) aged 25 to 44, 5,414 people (22.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 2,280 people (9.6%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 32.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

There were 7,678 housing units at an average density of 1,291.6 per square mile, of the occupied units 5,344 (73.6%) were owner-occupied and 1,918 (26.4%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.2%. 17,034 people (72.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 6,464 people (27.3%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

At the 2000 census there were 19,472 people in 5,974 households, including 4,886 families, in the city. The population density was 1,280.8/km2 (3,316.6/mi2). There were 6,211 housing units at an average density of 408.5/km2 (1,057.9/mi2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.49% White, 1.16% African American, 1.05% Native American, 2.84% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 18.57% from other races, and 5.74% from two or more races. 33.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 5,974 households 49.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.5% of households were one person and 6.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.57.

The age distribution was 34.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who are 65 or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median household income was $45,052 and the median family income was $47,845. Males had a median income of $38,258 versus $26,541 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,620. 10.6% of the population and 8.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.7% were under the age of 18 and 6.7% were 65 or older.

The community

Galt is home to many civic groups and clubs. The Galt Area Historical Society is very active and has more than 500 members. The Performing Animal Welfare Society is a place where retired, abandoned or abused performing animals and victims of the exotic animal trade can live in peace and contentment. The Galt Lions Club is part of Lions International and helps the local visually impaired repair their vision. They meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at Papa's Pizzeria at 7:00 p.m.

Galt is well known for the Flea Market, also known as Galt Market.

Cosumnes River country holds a very special place among California landscapes. The Cosumnes River Preserve was created to safeguard much of that landscape.

The city hosts an annual winter bird festival, in conjunction with the Cosumnes River Preserve, as many birds winter in and around the city.

Brewster House, on the National Register of Historic Places, is located there.

The Galt Arno Cemetery District is located in Galt.

Adjacent areas


Education

Galt Joint Union High School District operates public high schools.

Notable people

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