Galt, CA
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Galt is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 25,303 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Galt is the 285th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Galt are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Galt is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Galt is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Galt who work in office and administrative support (16.08%), sales jobs (9.56%), and management occupations (7.44%).

One downside of living in Galt, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.29 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Galt with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.36% of adults in Galt have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Galt in 2010 was $23,979, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,916 for a family of four. However, Galt contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Galt is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Galt home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Galt residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Galt also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 44.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Galt include Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

In addition, Galt has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.21%).

The most common language spoken in Galt is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.