Galt 65 Below average
Galt Livability #658 ranked city in California#17,357 ranked city in the USARanks better than 40% of areas
B+ Galt Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F Galt Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% lower than California
11616% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Galt cost of living
B Galt Crime Total crime is 27% lower than California
Total crime
1,89119% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5319% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Galt crime
D Galt Employment Household income is equal to California
Median household income
$63,68115% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,63917% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%43% higher than the US average
Galt employment
D+ Galt Housing Home value is 42% lower than California
Median home value
$239,00029% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09816% higher than the US average
Home ownership
70%11% higher than the US average
Galt real estate or Galt rentals
F Galt Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than California
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:110% higher than the US average
Galt K-12 schools
C+ Galt User Ratings There are a total of 10 ratings in Galt
Overall user rating
67% 10 total ratings
User reviews rating
30% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
76% 9 total surveys
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      Living in Galt, CA

      Galt, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 24,848 people. With a population density of 4,145 people per square mile, Galt is well above the nation's average density level. At 74%, the majority of the Galt population is White; this is followed by 5% Asian and 2% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Galt are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 29% of the population also speak Spanish. Galt tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average. Galt is known to be family friendly as more than 74% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 49% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in Galt can be a great experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like cost of living, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Galt and in the areas around Galt is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 65/100, Galt is ranked #18,049 in the United States and #685 in California. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Galt has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (B+) and weather (B+). Galt does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Galt, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Galt is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Galt come in at $239,000, which is 41.6% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Galt, the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 40.6% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Galt will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Galt, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13%.

      Galt transportation information

      Average one way commute32min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.6%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Galt, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).