Introduction to Lodi, California

The northern California city of Lodi is located in San Joaquin County, about 90 miles east of San Francisco and 35 miles south of the state capital of Sacramento. Situated near the junction of California State Highways 99 and 12, Lodi is also adjacent to State Highway 88 and easily accessible to Interstate I-5. Lodi is within 45 minutes of the Sacramento International Airport and within convenient driving distance from Oakland International and San Francisco International Airports.

Best known as a major center of wine production, Lodi, along with its neighboring city of Woodbridge, have been a respected part of California's wine industry for over 100 years. First known as Mokelumne Station when it was a railroad stop in 1869, Lodi was renamed just three years later. The derivation of the name Lodi is unclear, but one prevalent theory has it being named for a popular race horse of the time. Incorporated in 1906, Lodi has relied heavily on agriculture and vineyards as its major industries. Today, some of the California's most important wineries rely on grapes grown in the Lodi-Woodbridge region. Over 60 wineries grace the area and nearby Woodbridge is the home of a famous Robert Mondavi winery, Mondavi Woodbridge.

Lodi Events and Attractions

There are plenty of cultural and community events to enjoy and plenty of sites to visit in Lodi. Hutchins Street Square, the city's performing arts and conference center, is home to a varied array of community programs and events. Its large 800-seat theater and adjacent outdoor amphitheater accommodate live entertainment and conferences. Events in Lodi include the Lodi Street Faire, held twice annually in May and in October, which takes up a 10-square block area and features about 700 vendors selling antiques, arts & crafts, commercial wares and food items. Around Valentines Day Lodi wineries combine to produce the annual Wine & Chocolate extravaganza. Springtime brings the Spring Wine Show at the Grape Festival Grounds where several thousands visitors sample the offerings of dozens of area wineries. ZinFest, another signature Lodi event, offers yet another opportunity to visit tasting rooms around Lodi to sample new releases and gourmet food from local restaurants, as does October's "A Taste of Lodi" event. The Sandhill Crane Festival, held in November, celebrates the thousands of five-foot tall creatures who winter in Lodi. Places of interest to visit in Lodi include the San Joaquin County Historical Museum, the Micke Grove Zoo, the Hill House Museum and the Great Valley Serpentarium.


Total Population 63,589
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 25,590
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $33,063
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,905
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,433


Median Family Income $55,529
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $985
Median House Value $236,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.3%
Irish 8.3%

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

Lodi Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 33 miles S of Sacramento, California
County San Joaquin
Metro Area Stockton - Lodi
Standard Zip Codes 95240, 95242
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95241
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.13
Longitude -121.271

Lodi 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 2.2 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 9.3 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 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elk Grove 161,084 $85,473
Galt 24,607 $67,336
Isleton 806 $35,250
Lathrop 19,678 $62,881
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/.

Lodi Public Libraries

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Lodi Hospitals

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(209) 334-3411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

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Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

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Student/teacher ratio: 25.2

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Serves 167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.8

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