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Overview

Introduction to Manteca, California

Manteca, California is 11 miles S of Stockton, California (center to center) and 48 miles NE of San Jose, California. It is in San Joaquin county. The city is part of the Stockton-Lodi metro area. 

Manteca History

In 1861, Joshua Cowell founded the city of Manteca. Initially, it consisted of houses on the corner of what is now known as Main and Yosemite. The year 1873 saw the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad track directly through the city of Manteca. The name of the city originally suggested was 'Cowell,' but since another town of the same name already existed, and the name 'Monteca' was decided upon. This was however misspelt, and that is how the town came to be called 'Manteca,' which is actually Spanish for 'lard.' The city was incorporated in 1918, and Cowell was the first mayor.

Manteca and Nearby Attractions

  • Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  • Manteca Industrial Park.
  • Manteca Branch Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.
  • Yosemite Village Park.
  • Life In Christ Fellowship Church.
  • Cardoza Shopping Center.

Things To Do In Manteca

Manteca boasts a rich cultural heritage, and there are many public libraries, city halls, memorials and other such cultural centers where the history of the city is showcased. Manteca also has a large industrial park and a visitors' bureau that one can tour. Also there are quite a few churches that line the streets of the city. Travelers can also enjoy fun rides at the amusement parks in and around the city. Apart from this, shoppers will enjoy taking a walk through the numerous shopping malls dotting the city's lanes.

Manteca Transportation

The Stockton Metropolitan Airport serves the area.

Manteca Higher Education

The University of the Pacific is near the city.

People

Total Population 72,251
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 29,043
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $35,880
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,430
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,028

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,896
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,226
Median House Value $235,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.5%
Irish 9.2%

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

Manteca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles S of Stockton, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles NE of San Jose, California
County San Joaquin
Metro Area Stockton - Lodi
Standard Zip Codes 95336, 95337
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.797
Longitude -121.215

Manteca Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station STOCKTON AP
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 61 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station TRACY CARBONA
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 44 to 73 F
Jul Temp 55 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 79 F
Annual Precip 10.5 inches
Station STOCKTON FIRE STN # 4
Distance 15.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Escalon 7,320 $64,296
Lathrop 19,678 $62,881
Ripon 14,801 $90,361
Riverbank 23,564 $62,621
Stockton 299,722 $50,151
Tracy 85,284 $80,927

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

Manteca Hospitals

DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF MANTECA
(Proprietary)
1205 E NORTH ST
(209) 823-3111
Emergency Service: Yes

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL MANTECA
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1777 WEST YOSEMITE AVE
(209) 825-3700
Emergency Service: Yes

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Manteca High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SIERRA HIGH
1700 THOMAS ST.
209-825-3175
Serves 1,975 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

EAST UNION HIGH
1700 N. UNION ROAD
209-825-3125
Serves 1,853 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.2

MANTECA HIGH
450 E. YOSEMITE AVE.
209-825-3150
Serves 1,713 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

CALLA HIGH (CONT.)
10500 E. HWY. 120
209-825-3120
A Non-traditional School
Serves 257 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

MANTECA COMMUNITY DAY (7-12)
680 MIKESELL AVE.
209-239-6282
A Non-traditional School
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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