|City of Galt|
|— City —|
|• Mayor||Barbara Payne|
|• Vice Mayor||Marylou Powers|
|• Chief of Police||William Bowen|
|• City Treasurer||Shaun L. Farrell, CCMT|
|• Total||5.944 sq mi (15.397 km2)|
|• Land||5.931 sq mi (15.362 km2)|
|• Water||0.013 sq mi (0.035 km2) 0.23%|
|Elevation||47 ft (16 m)|
|• Density||4,000/sq mi ( 1,500/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||0277522|
Galt is a city in Sacramento County, California, USA. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,647 at the 2010 census, up from 19,472 at the 2000 census.
Galt is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), of which, 5.9 square miles (15 km2) of it is land and 0.23% is water.
The city is bordered entirely by unincorporated areas of both Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties.
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.
As of the census of 2000, there were 19,472 people, 5,974 households, and 4,886 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,280.8/km² (3,316.6/mi²). There were 6,211 housing units at an average density of 408.5/km² (1,057.9/mi²). 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. 33.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
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 are 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. Out of the total population, 13.7% were under the age of 18 and 6.7% were 65 or older.
Public safety 
Fire Department 
The local fire department is owned and operated by the Cosumnes Community Services District. Founded in 1893, Elk Grove's Fire Department started with a single hose cart and a small group of dedicated volunteers. From these humble beginnings, the Department has forged a lasting presence in the community. Continued growth and innovation in the fire service has prompted a diverse array of new Fire Department projects and responsibilities. Each year, the Fire Prevention Bureau conducts hundreds of new construction inspections and plan reviews and actively implements annual weed abatement and fireworks enforcement campaigns. Moreover, the Public Education Division coordinates a number of safety activities including "Change Your Clock-Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries" Campaign, the Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Program, the Life Jacket Loan-Out Program and Car Seat Safety Inspections. A new Special Operations Division was formed in 2007 that oversees the specialized rescue, hazardous materials, and disaster preparedness needs for the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department.
As they have done for more than 100 years, the members of the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department maintain their commitment to protecting the lives, property and environment from fire and other natural and manmade disasters and emergencies in a courteous, timely and effective manner. In 2010, Tracey M. Hansen, a 17-year veteran of the Cosumnes CSD Fire Department was named the new Fire Chief by CSD General Manager Jeff Ramos, the latest achievement in a career she began as a paramedic. Hansen named John Michelini as her Deputy Chief and the team immediately began developing strategies to effectively manage the Fire Department during the recession.
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 Marylou Powers (2014), Vice Mayor Mike Singleton (2014), Council Member Mark Crews (2014), Council Member Barbara Payne (2016) and Council Member Curt Campion (2016).
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 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 Galt Arno Cemetery District is located in Galt.
Notable People 
- Ryan Mattheus, pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball
- Stephanie Brown Trafton, gold medalist in the discus throw at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Adjacent areas 
||Southeast Unincorporated Area (Sacramento County)||Southeast Unincorporated Area (Sacramento County)||Southeast Unincorporated Area (Sacramento County)|
|Southeast Unincorporated Area (Sacramento County)||Southeast Unincorporated Area (Sacramento County)|
|San Joaquin County (Acampo)||San Joaquin County (Acampo)||San Joaquin County|
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Gudde, Edwin G. (2004). California place names: The origin and etymology of current geographical names. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press. p. 140. ISBN 0-520-24217-3.
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
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