Galt 59 Below average
Galt Livability #663 ranked city in California#19,820 ranked city in the USARanks better than 32% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Galt

  • Employment

    This area excels in the employment category with a score well above average, primarily due to the higher median home income, per capita income and low unemployment rates.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Access to public transportation in this particular area may be limited, which can result in longer-than-average commute times to reach workplaces.

  • Cost Of Living

    The cost of living in this area is notably high, making it a more expensive place to live. You'll find higher expenses for everyday goods and services, housing and groceries.

  • Ratings

    Surveys and polls conducted by AreaVibes with residents of the area revealed unfavorable results concerning the walkability of amenities, the availability of parks and public transit access.

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What's it like Living in Galt?

Galt, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 26,235 residents. In Galt, there are 3,671 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (74% White). Given that fact, Galt could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Galt are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 30% of the population also speak Spanish. Long, unnecessary commutes can be both frustrating and inconvenient when heading to work. Nationwide, the average one-way commute time takes 26 minutes, but regrettably, residing in Galt entails a longer-than-average one-way commute time, averaging 32 minutes.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Galt, California. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. Finding the best places to live in Galt and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, health & safety, education and other important metrics.

Galt has a livability score of 60/100 and is ranked #636 in California and #17,593 in the USA. This is a lower than the US average livability score as Galt does not rank well for most categories. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Galt has higher than average rankings for the following: crime (B), employment (B) and housing (A+). Regrettably for Galt, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (F), cost of living (F) and education (F).

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Galt apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Galt. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Galt are affordable. The median home price for Galt homes is $356,700, which is 12.9% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Galt, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.8, which is 25% lower than the California average.

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      Galt transportation information

      Statistic Galt California National
      Average one way commute32min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.6%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.9%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home8.1%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Galt, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).