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.
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.
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 and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren.
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.
In early 2005, 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 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 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.
Galt had the first high school in the USA for Flying and Aeronautical studies It was also Galt's first Junior College.