Galt, California


Galt, California

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subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Sacramento
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Andrew Meredith
leader_title1 = Vice Mayor
leader_name1 = Donald Haines
leader_title2 = Chief of Police
leader_name2 = Loren Cattolico
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established_date3 = 1946
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 95632
area_code = 209
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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. [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=16000US0628112&-ds_name=PEP_2005_EST&-_lang=en&-mt_name=PEP_2005_EST_G2005_T001]

Geography

Galt is located at coor dms|38|15|39|N|121|18|11|W|city (38.260842, -121.303122)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.2 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.2 km²) of it is land and 0.17% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 19,472 people, 5,974 households, and 4,886 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,316.6 people per square mile (1,280.8/km²). There were 6,211 housing units at an average density of 1,057.9/sq mi (408.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.49% White, 1.16% African American, 1.05% Native American, 2.84% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 18.57% from other races, and 5.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.20% of the population.

There were 5,974 households out of which 49.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.57.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,052, and the median income for a family was $47,845. Males had a median income of $38,258 versus $26,541 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,620. 10.6% of the population and 8.5% of families were below the poverty line. 13.7% of those under the age of 18 and 6.7% are 65 or older.

Politics

Galt is a city that operates under an elected Council form of Government. The Mayor of Galt is peer elected by the entire City Council. Currently, the Councilmembers (with end of term in parentheses) are: Mayor Andrew Meredith, (2010), Vice Mayor Donald Haines, (2010), Councilman Darryl Clare, (2010), Councilwoman Barbara Payne. (2008), Councilman Tim Raboy. (2008).

In the state legislature Galt is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 15th Assembly District, represented by Republican Guy S. Houston. Federally, Galt is located in California's 3rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2008-02-10] and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren.

Media

Galt has had a weekly newspaper, [http://www.thegaltherald.com/ The Galt Herald] , since 1909. It has been owned and operated by the same family since 1959, the Herburgers of Herburger Publications, Inc.

Also, two websites exist to publish information and just to chat about the community. They are: [http://www.ilovegalt.com Ilovegalt.com] and [http://www.arcanefirma.tk Arcanefirma]

The community

Galt is home to many civic groups and clubs. The [http://galthistory.org/ Galt Area Historical Society] is very active and has more than 500 members. The [http://pawsweb.org/ Performing Animal Welfare Society] is a place where 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 [http://www.ci.galt.ca.us/site/Market/about.php Galt Market] .

Cosumnes River country holds a very special place among California landscapes. The [http://www.cosumnes.org/ Cosumnes River Preserve] was created to safeguard much of that landscape.

In early 2005, [http://ilovegalt.org/ I Love Galt] was formed to encourage volunteers to work together with various groups who wish to have a better Galt. I Love Galt raises scholarship money for graduating seniors.

Galt also has two active online communities. One is located at [http://galtforum.org/ GaltForum.org] which was formed to give the citizens of Galt a place online to talk about the issues facing them. The other site is located at [http://citizensforabettergalt.phpbb24.com/ Citizens for a better Galt] and consists mainly of the citizens concerned with the future of the Waste Water Treatment Plant and utility increases for seniors.

Henry Tweith owned and published The Galt Herald for many years and sold it to Herberger publications in 1959.

Trivia

Current Mayor Andrew Meredith (27) is the youngest Mayor in Galt's history. Current County Supervisor Don Nottoli, however, was the youngest Council Member in the City's history at age 21.

The first transcontinental highway in the United States ran through Galt, the Lincoln Highway. Portions of this historical highway can be seen today as Lincoln Way.

Galt had the first high school in the USA for [http://galthistory.org/history/school/aero-school/index.htm Flying and Aeronautical studies] . It was also Galt's first Junior College.

Notable natives

*Stephanie Brown Trafton, gold medallist in the discus throw at the 2008 Summer Olympics

References

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