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The City of Lathrop is located in Northern San Joaquin Valley at the intersection of I-5 and 120 Freeways. Lathrop is centrally located within a 30-minute commute of Tracy, Manteca, Stockton, Lodi, Modesto, Livermore and Pleasanton.

Lathrop’s current population is nearly 24,268. With a projected “build out” population of 70,000, Lathrop is experiencing a unique opportunity to plan and manage its future development in a manner seldom available to other communities in Northern California. The City of Lathrop is one of Northern California’s fastest growing and most comprehensive Master Planned Communities. We are a city at the cusp of extensive residential and commercial growth.

Prime power center sites are available at I-5/Louise Avenue and I-5/Lathrop Road and we have motivated staff committed to assist and expedite the development process. We can be reached at (209) 941-7200.

Community Development

Lathrop sits aside Interstate 5, one of the major freeways in California and the major north-south freeway along the entire West Coast. Lathrop is located in the metro triangle, which is bounded by the Bay Area, Stockton and Sacramento. Lathrop is centrally located within a 30-minute commute of Tracy, Manteca, Stockton, Lodi, Modesto, Livermore and Pleasanton.

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

Lathrop is strategically centered between the Stockton, Modesto and Tracy submarkets – all within a 20 mile radius with a combined current population of nearly 750,000 and an expectation that this number will approach 1 million within ten years.

Over 40,000 vehicles per day commute over the Altamont Pass into the Bay Area for employment. There is a strong demand for housing from the Bay Area as residents are moving to affordability.



  • River Islands at Lathrop
    • 11,000 residential units
    • 325-acre Employment Center
    • 50-acres of town center
    • 17,000 new jobs – 4 million square feet of non-residential development


  • Mossdale Village
    • Residential construction is currently underway
    • 2,500 units Master Planned Community
    • Freeway Commercial – 27 acres at SWQ I-5/Louise - Lathrop Marketplace - Anchor is Target
    • Nearly 1 million square feet of retail/office space


  • Central Lathrop Specific Plan
    • 1,540 acre site – west side of I-5, north of Louise Ave.
    • Up to 6,800 dwelling units, including low density, medium density and high density
    • Site for power center and other retail uses along west side of I-5
    • Nearly 4.5 million square feet of office commercial in Lathrop’s I-5 regional commercial corridor

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