Introduction to Galt, California

Galt, California, in Sacramento County, is 8 miles N of Lodi, California (center to center) and 25 miles SE of Sacramento, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns within the Sacramento metropolitan area. 

Galt History

This original inhabitants of this area were Mivok Indians. In the early 1850s, Chism Cooper Fuggit helped develop a settlement which he named Liberty. Initially, it was used as a place where freight haulers would stop to rest their horses. Later, it became a stage coach stop. In 1869, Dr. Obed Harvey initiated the development of the town that eventually became Galt.

Galt and Nearby Attractions

  • Harmony Grove Church.
  • Berghold Vineyards & Winery.
  • Micke Grove Zoo.
  • Rae House Museum.
  • Dry Creek Golf Course.

Things To Do In Galt

Galt has a small town feel about it. It is perfect for relaxing in the lap of nature with its breathtaking sunsets and variety of bird songs. It offers excellent shopping opportunities. It also has several parks, including a skate park, a golf course, swimming pools and facilities for sports like tennis and basketball. An annual Galt Old Car Festival is held every September.

Galt Transportation

Air transportation is available from Sacramento International.

Galt Higher Education

San Joaquin Delta College serves the area.


Total Population 24,607
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,825
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 51.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $36,641
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,920
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,155


Median Family Income $67,336
% Above Poverty Level 80.6%
% Below Poverty Level 19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 16.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,104
Median House Value $214,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 6.6%
Irish 10.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Galt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Lodi, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles SE of Sacramento, California
County Sacramento
Standard Zip Codes 95632
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.254
Longitude -121.298

Galt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LODI
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 57 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 79 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 80 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elk Grove 161,084 $85,473
Ione 7,171 $76,563
Isleton 806 $35,250
Lodi 63,589 $55,529
Rio Vista 7,826 $66,250
Stockton 299,722 $50,151

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Galt High Schools

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,970 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

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Serves 153 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.9

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Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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