City of Tracy, located in California’s Central Valley, sits near both fertile and unfertile agricultural lands. Some of this land, northeast the city, has come under increasing development pressure due to it’s proximity to the San Francisco Bay area’s vigorous population growth.
Tracy’s population was 82,922 at the 2010 census.
Tracy is located inside a geographical triangle formed by Interstate 205 on the north side of the city, Interstate 5 to the east, and Interstate 580 to the southwest, this has given rise to Tracy’s motto, now recorded on the city’s website: “Think Inside the Triangle”
The origins of Tracy are related to the mid-19th century construction of Central Pacific Railroad lines running from Sacramento through Stockton and onto the Bay Area. A number of small communities sprang up along these lines, including the one named for railroad director Lathrop J. Tracy.
Incorporated in 1910, Tracy grew rapidly and prospered as an agricultural area even when railroad operations began to decline in the 1950s. Beginning in the 1980s, Tracy experienced a growth spurt as people migrated to city this San Francisco suburb, looking for affordable alternatives to Bay Area home prices, in addition to a more tranquil lifestyle.
A steady period of growth ensued, as many companies found Tracy an ideal location for their distribution facilities. The city today is home to several of these distribution facilities and is setting its sights on newer industries, including expansion of hi-tech companies from their existing Silicon Valley bases.
In an effort to reduce its impact on the environment, the city launched the Emerald Tracy Project in September 2009. City spokesman Matt Robinson said that if it succeeds, Tracy will be the second city after Riverside to satisfy the state’s goal for sustainable communities.
Tracy’s climate is hot during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 90’s and cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 40’s. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 93 °F (34 °C) degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is December with an average minimum temperature of 34 °F (1 °C).
The annual average precipitation in Tracy is 10.58 inches and rainfall is greatest in winter months (between November and March) and very low in summer (between June and August). The wettest month of the year is January with an average rainfall of 1.97 inches .
Three main school districts serve the city of Tracy. The largest and most recognized is the Tracy Unified School District. This school system incorporates many elementary and middle schools as well as six Tracy high schools: Tracy High School, Merrill F. West High School, Delta Charter High School, Millennium Charter High School, and John C. Kimball High School.
The other two school districts are: Lammersville Joint Unified School District and Jefferson School District which incorporates the south side of Tracy and includes four schools: Jefferson Middle School, Hawkins School, Monticello Elementary School and Anthony C. Traina School.
City of Tracy’s top 10 employers are; Safeway Distribution Center, Tracy Unified School District, Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin, Deuel Vocational Institute, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, City of Tracy, Taylor Farms Pacific, Owens-Illinois of NA, Adesa Golden Gate, Costco Distribution Center.
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