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Galt is a city in Sacramento County, California, USA. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 19,472 at the 2000 census. By mid-2005, according to the Census Bureau, the total number climbed to 23,173.

Demographics

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 (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, out of which 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 made up of individuals and 547 (7.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24. There were 5,791 families (79.7% of all households); the average family size was 3.62.

The population was spread out with 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 years of age 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 (498.7/km²), 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.

Politics

Galt operates under an elected council form of government. The Mayor of Galt is peer elected by the entire City Council. Currently, the council members (with end of term in parentheses) are: Mayor Mark Crews (2018), Vice Mayor Barbara Payne (2016), Council Member Curt Campion (2016), Council Member Lori Heuer (2018) and Council Member Marylou Powers (2018).

In the California States Legislature, Galt is in the 5th Senate District, represented by Democrat Cathleen Galgiani, and the 9th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Jim Cooper.

In the United States House of Representatives, Galt is in California's 9th congressional district, represented by Democrat Jerry McNerney.

Media

Galt has had a weekly newspaper, The Galt Herald, since 1909. It has been owned and operated by the same family since 1959, the Herburgers of Herburger Publications, Inc.

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.

Adapted from Wikipedia contributors. "Galt, California." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 Feb. 2017. Web. 5 Feb. 2017.