Place:Tracy, San Joaquin, California, United States

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NameTracy
TypeCity
Coordinates37.738°N 121.434°W
Located inSan Joaquin, California, United States
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Tracy is the second most populated city in San Joaquin County, California, United States and an exurb of San Francisco. The 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".

History

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The origins of Tracy are related to the mid-19th century construction of Central Pacific Railroad lines running from Sacramento through Stockton and to the San Francisco 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 the city 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.

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