Incorporated in 1946, Galt is a growing community with approximately 25,000 residents located approximately 20 miles south of Sacramento along Highway 99 . The City is led by five elected council members, the Mayor being appointed.
Galt offers affordable housing with a small-town atmosphere, perfect for raising young families as well as a great opportunity for new businesses.
The city is known for its annual spring Strawberry Festival, summer Independence Day Celebration with fireworks and the Winter Bird Festival. Galt is also part of the original Lincoln Highway marked by historical markers down Lincoln Way. We also offer the Galt Market, an open air market held every Tuesday and Wednesday offering great deals on fresh fruits and vegetables, clothing, home furnishings and much more.
Sports and Recreation key to Galt’s quality of life. Enhanced by its mild seasonal climate and numerous parks, Galt features a variety of activities for youth and adults, such as t-ball, baseball, football, soccer, swimming and swim lessons, karate, exercise classes and many more choices to meet the needs of the community.
The City of Galt is located in the heart of the Delta Recreation Area in Northern California. Thirty minutes away are the Sierra Foothills and the Sacramento Delta. Reno, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the California coast are all within a two-hour drive, making Galt a recreational haven for boat lovers and outdoorsmen alike.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Galt had a population of 23,647. The population density was 3,977.8 people per square mile. 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%).
There were 7,678 housing units at an average density of 1,291.6 per square mile, of which 5,344 (73.6%) were owner-occupied, and 1,918 (26.4%) were occupied by renters. 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.
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