The City of Lathrop is located in the Northern San Joaquin Valley, east and west of the San Joaquin River. Interstate 5, Interstate 205 and State Route 120 intersect within the City. Lathrop is centrally located within a 30-minute commute of Tracy, Manteca, Stockton, Lodi, Modesto, Livermore and Pleasanton. Lathrop’s population as of January 1, 2021 is 28,503 which represents a 6.3 % growth from 2020. The city was featured as one of Northern California’s fastest growing communities in 2020 and 2021 due to the change in growth.
Living in Lathrop offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. The public schools in Lathrop are above average. Lathrop has a beautiful harbor and dock area called the Mossdale Marina, where one can sit and look out to sea while enjoying a breathtaking sunset. Called the City of Trees, Lathrop has numerous parks lined with green trees. These parks have fun rides ideal for children, and one can also enjoy family picnics. The churches offer some quiet and peaceful time for the religious minded.