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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Tracy is approximately 75,000 (2004), 82922 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 12,174 (1990), 24331 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tracy is 24.834 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Tracy is 21.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.001 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tracy to Washington DC is 2520 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 53 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tracy is positioned 37.73 degrees north of the equator and 121.43 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Tracy elevation is 48 feet above sea level.
Tracy median income is $ 62,794 (2004).
The Tracy median home price is $ 214,200 (2000).
Tracy average annual precipitation is 11.7 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 45.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 59.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 75.3 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 64.4 degrees F.


at the intersection of three (3) interstate freeways I-205, I-5, I-580 - east of Hayward, 18.8 miles southwest of Stockton and north east from San Jose. Other nearby communities include Lathrop, French Camp, Manteca, Taft Mosswood, Discovery Bay, Byron, Country Club and Kennedy

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History & History Related Items

When the Central Pacific Railroad (Southern Pacific) came through the area in 1869, a new town was established called Lathrop Junction. It was about nine miles from Stockton. It was mainly a railroad business town with hotels, a roundhouse, a shop and other related businesses. It quickly became the center for the railroad in the San Joaquin Valley. About fourteen miles west of Lathrop, at the base of Altamont Pass, a coaling station named Ellis was begun. It rapidly grew and by 1870 had many businesses for the railroad and the worker’s families. A new railroad line was begun in 1878 from Oakland and through Martinez to connect up to the Central Pacific Railroad near Ellis. The hope was to avoid the hills and the expenses of the helper engines to get the trains through the slopes. It was this new line that led to the establishment of Tracy on 8 September 1878. The new residents named the town for a railroad official, Lathrop J. Tracy. It wasn’t long before Ellis was shut down and all residents, businesses and buildings were moved to Lathrop and the new town of Tracy. They even moved two hotels that were in Ellis. Tracy maintained its prominence as a railroad center for the area during these years. In 1894, the railroad headquarters were moved from Lathrop to Tracy, including all equipment, buildings and engines. As the importance of the railroad declined in the 1950s, agriculture stepped up to fill the gap in the local economy.

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The incorporation of Tracy



Tracy is rated as one of the fastest growing cities in California.

California Delta Chambers
1,000 miles of waterways
14900 W. Hwy 12, Suite C-2
Lodi, CA 95242

The tracy Dry Bean Festival
Held each year in September
A "something for everyone" family event.

Tracy Historical Museum
Photos, clothing and many other items.
Phone 209-832-7278
1960 North Adams
Tracy, CA 95376

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Tracy City Government

City of Tracy
325 East 10th Street
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone (209) 831-4103

Tracy Chamber

Tracy Chamber Of Commerce
223 E 10th St
Tracy, CA 95376-4005
Phone: 209-835-2131

Tracy Organizations

Tracy Chamber Of Commerce
223 E 10th St
Tracy, CA 95376-4005
Phone: 209-835-2131

Tracy Libraries

Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library
Tracy Branch
20 E. Eaton Ave
Tracy, CA 95376-3100

Tracy Schools

Tracy Unified School District
1875 W. Lowell Ave.
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone (209) 830-3200
Fax (209) 830-3204 Tracy


Population of Tracy:
1960 - 11,289
1970 - 14,724
1980 - 18,428
1990 - 32,701
1998 - 47,900 (city limits)
2000 - 56,929
2002 - 68,018
2003 - 73,250
2004 - 75,000

2004 - 198,000 (Primary Retail Trade Area)

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