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San Joaquin County, California

95336, 95337

In the Heart of California
The Family City

Page Contents for Manteca, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Manteca is approximately 64,500 (2007), 67096 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,741 (2004), 21618 (2010).
The amount of land area in Manteca is 22.836 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Manteca is 15.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Manteca to Washington DC is 2508 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 50 miles. (as the crow flies)
Manteca is positioned 37.80 degrees north of the equator and 121.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Manteca elevation is 38 feet above sea level.
Manteca median income is $ 55,800 (2005).
The Manteca median home price is $ 416,100 (2005).
Manteca average annual rainfall is 18.24 inches per year
The average low temperature is 52.3 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 75.4 degrees F.


in the San Joaquin Valley of central California, 70 miles east of San Francisco, and about 13 miles from Stockton. Other nearby communities include Lathrop, French Camp, Ripon, Taft Mosswood, Kennedy, Garden Acres, Salida and August.

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temperate. Here is a climate page for Manteca.
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typical of the central valley. Here is a weather page for Manteca.
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History & History Related Items

The Native Americans who lived here had settled on what was known as the sand plains. It was only after the California Gold Rush in the mid 1800’s that permanent settlers began to arrive. They subsisted mainly on the raising of cattle and grain. The small settlement here was first known as Cowell Station after Joshua Cowell who came here in 1861. He is also known as the Father of Manteca. He was the first mayor when incorporation occurred in 1918. The Central Pacific Railroad came through in 1873 and laid track to the Cowell Farm. This stopping point was known as Cowell Station. Due to the Cowell Station near Tracy, named for Wright Cowell who was Joshua’s brother, the railroad worked with the local farmers to have a name change to avoid confusion. They decided on Monteca. Unfortunately, when the first tickets were printed, there was an error stating the name as Manteca. Though many were not happy with the error, no one made a change and the name stood as printed – Manteca. The little town remained such for many years. Once irrigation was established in the early 1900s, real growth began to take place. The early 2000’s brought many new residents providing phenomenal growth during this time period.

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The first white settlers came here after the California Gold Rush subsided. Before that time, only a few Indians lived here permanently. The area was used mostly for raising grain and cattle. The settlement was known as Cowell Station at this time, named for Joshua Cowell, who later became known as the "Father of Manteca."
He came here around 1861 building a home on what would later become the center of the current city of Manteca. (at Yosemite and Main) When the Central Pacific Railroad came through in 1873, there was concern for the name as another Cowell Station existed south of Tracy, named for Wright Cowell, Joshua's brother. The new name of Monteca was chosen. When the railroad printed the first tickets, the name was mis-spelled, "Manteca." (Spanish for lard) Though some were unhappy with the error, it was never corrected with the name remaining Manteca. Joshua Cowell became the first mayor of Manteca when it was incorporated in 1918.
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The incorporation of Manteca

May 28, 1918


The Manteca Pumpkin Fair
please call: (800) 872-6546 or (209) 239-6762

The Lady Bug Festival
1256 W. Lathrop Rd. suite 347
Manteca, CA 95336
Craft Show
See Community events for details on vendor space

Manteca Historical Museum
600 West Yosemite Ave.
Manteca, CA
Phone: 209-825-3021

The Manteca Murals

See Photographs of Manteca.
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Economy & Industry

based on agriculture, though electronic firms are rapidly becoming the principal employers in town. An industrial park in the southeastern area of Manteca has brought many new companies here.
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Manteca City Government

City of Manteca
1001 W Center St
Manteca, CA 95337-4302
Phone: 209-239-8400

Manteca is a general law city and uses a Council/Manager form of government. There are four council members, a Mayor, a City Clerk and a City Treasurer who are all elected to four-year terms.
Manteca Police Department

Manteca Chamber

Manteca Chamber Of Commerce
107 N. Lincoln Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336
Phone: 209-823-6121
Fax: 209-823-9959

Manteca Community Events

Flags over Manteca is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
April each year
Manteca Street Faire
June through August each year
Farmers Market is held each Tuesday evening at the Library Park.
July each year
Manteca Fourth of July Celebration
October each year
The annual Pumpkin Fair is held each year in October sponsored by the Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis.

Manteca Organizations

Manteca Chamber Of Commerce
107 N. Lincoln Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336
Phone: 209-823-6121
Fax: 209-823-9959

Manteca Libraries

Manteca Public Library
320 West Center Street
Manteca, CA 95336
Phone: 209-937-8221

Manteca Schools

Manteca Unified School District
2901 E. Louise Avenue
Lathrop, CA 95330
Here is a education page for the Manteca area. Manteca


The population of Manteca was:
1910 - 100
1990 - 40,773
1999 - 48,027
2000 - 49,258
2005 - 61,927
2006 - 63,709
2007 - 64,500

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 13,981
2004 - 20,741

Median age:
2000 - 32.5 years
2004 - 32.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 46,677
2005 - $ 55,800

Median house value:
2000 - $ 156,100
2004 - $ 232,468
2005 - $ 416,100

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