People who identify as Hispanic or Latino are Galt’s largest ethnic or racial group, according to the 2020 U.S. Census results.
The census counted the Hispanic population at 11,588, or about 46% of the total population. This represents an increase of almost 15% from the 2010 census.
Non-Hispanic whites are the second largest group, with 10,922 people, or 43% of the population. The white population has declined over the past decade, both in absolute terms and as a share of the population. In 2010, 11,513 white people lived in the city, representing almost 49% of the population.
Although they remain a relatively small group, those who identify as multiracial have become the third largest group in the city, growing from 665 people to 1,218. They now represent almost 5% of the population.
Overall, the city has grown by about 7% between censuses. The 2010 count recorded 23,647 people living in Galt; in 2020, that number rose to 25,383.
According to Census Bureau measurements, Galt’s level of diversity has increased slightly. The office has developed various methods to describe the diversity of a locality, including the “diversity index” (DI), which is the probability that two people randomly selected from the population belong to different ethnic or racial groups. For example, a population evenly split between two groups would have an ID of 50%.
Using Census Bureau methodology, Galt’s ID in 2010 was approximately 58%. The city’s 2020 ID is 60%. For comparison, in 2020, Sacramento County has an ID of 73%; for California, the figure is close to 70%.
Besides the Latino population, other groups have seen increases since 2010.
The number of people who identify as Asian has increased from 745 to 921, approaching 4% of the population. The black population has grown from 367 to 442, or about 2% of the city.
Each of the other groups defined by the census represents less than 1% of the population of Galt. The city has 143 Native American or Alaska Native residents, 72 Pacific Islander residents, and 77 people who identify as a race in addition to those defined by the Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau has developed various methods to describe the diversity of a locality, including the “Diversity Index” (DI), which is the probability that two randomly selected people from the population belong to different ethnic or racial groups. For example, a population evenly split between two groups would have an ID of 50%.
According to Census Bureau measurements, Galt’s level of diversity has increased slightly.
Sacramento County: 68.7%
Sacramento County: 73.3%