Welcome To Lathrop, CA

Lathrop is a young and quaint little city located in San Joaquin Valley.  It has become a prime location for many residents because of its central location to all the good things Northern California has to offer.  Located right off of I-5 and Hwy 120 that connects to Hwy 99.  Only minutes from Stockton and Modesto with an approximate 50 minute drive to reach San Francisco and Sacramento.  Getting to Yosemite is a snap and can be reached in just under 2 hours.

Lathrop’s central location, easy access to all major highways and railway yards has been attracting some of the largest commercial and industrial companies for years.  Residents have enjoyed the easy going community whether you work close by or commute from the Bay Area.  Lathrop’s growth has been constant since Incorporating in 1989 and has been listed as one of the top 10 fastest growing City’s in California.  Residents have enjoyed the addition of several dining establishments, and businesses like Tesla, Ghirardelli Chocolate, and In and Out Burger bring jobs to the area.

The surrounding area has a great mixture of industries.  Farming, manufacturing, and trucking to be the most prominent.  The potential for businesses is greater in Lathrop than any other surrounding city.  Areas for warehousing, manufacturing, retail, and dining are in constant development.  With the increase of residents, there are no shortages of families to enjoy what you have to offer.

Some Useful Facts

The City of Lathrop has a seven mile (11 km) radius population of 105,893 with an average household income of $63,072.

Most of Lathrop is part of the Manteca Unified School District. The River Islands Development is part of the Tracy High School District and Banta Elementary District. Lathrop has also adopted Common Core into their curriculum.

Lathrop has 3 schools that teach preschool to grade 8. These include Lathrop Elementary, Mossdale, and Joseph Widmer Jr., all of which belong to MUSD (Manteca Unified School District). A program known as the Lathrop Area Music Program, or LAMP for short, allows 7-8th graders from the schools previously stated the opportunity to take an daily elective for choir or band at Lathrop High during the high school’s 1st period.

Lathrop High School the first secondary school in Lathrop that opened in 2008. Lathrop High, the home of the Spartans, has teams for wrestling, basketball, volleyball, golf, cheerleading, football, soccer, cross country, track, swim, baseball, softball, and competitive academics, as well as many clubs and extracurricular activities/electives. Also worth noting, the Spartan band, consisting of concert band, Symphonic band, marching band, and drum line, performs at Cal Band Day at Cal Berkeley.

You can learn more about the schools in Lathrop by going HERE.

Lathrop is centered between the Stockton and Tracy submarkets – both within a 20 miles (32 km) radius.

In April 2014, electric car maker Tesla Motors (based in Palo Alto, CA, about an hour southwest) announced that it would be opening a factory in Lathrop, in a 430,000 sq-ft facility that was once a DaimlerChrysler distribution center. Surrounding this area has a surprisingly large potential for more growth.

Lathrop participates in the Sister City program and is tied to Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.