Lodi is centrally located just 30 minutes south of Sacramento, 90 minutes east of San Francisco, close to the sunny shores of Santa Cruz and the snowy slopes of Lake Tahoe. The warm Mediterranean climate of Lodi creates the perfect growing environment for many wine grape varietals and the Lodi Wine Region is quickly becoming a popular destination for wine lovers from California and beyond.
With over 75 wineries, 40 tasting rooms, 60 varietals, Lodi’s award-winning wines do not disappoint. A trip through Lodi provides the opportunity to sample award winning wines in an intimate setting where you can often sit and chat with the winemaker learning the history of the winery and region. From well-known labels that are shipped around the world, to boutique wineries that are causing a buzz for their first class quality and small town origins, Lodi has everything one might look for in a one-of-a-kind wine country experience.
- Total Population: 63,000
- Median Age: 34.1
- Although the City proper has a population of over 63,000 within just over 13 square miles, its school district, retail, medical, and other service industries serve an estimated 175,000 customers, as the school district and hospital statistics below help illustrate.
- Housing Characteristics:
- Median value (2006): $362,000
- Total housing units (2000): 21,378
- Occupied housing units (2000): 20,692
- Owner-occupied housing units (2000): 11,308
- Renter-occupied housing units (2000): 9,384
- Vacant housing units (2000): 686