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MANTECA: 2009 TO 2018
Water use & city employee ranks down, crime flat, population & everything else up
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The miles of streets in Manteca increased from 197 in 2009 to 271 in 2018. - photo by Bulletin file photos

Almost everything in Manteca has grown in the past 10 years as the city added 14,591 residents except for three things — the number of city employees and the amount of water consumed that have both dropped significantly and crime that has remained virtually flat numerically.

That’s based on the comprehensive financial report by the auditing firm of Maze & Associates that’s being presented to the City Council when they meet tonight at 7 o’clock at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St. The crime figures are derived from annual Manteca Police Department crime reports.

The data is for the 10-year period from 2009 to 2018.

Manteca’s population was 67,754 in 2009. It reached 81,345 last year.

 There were 864 burglaries and 2,167 felonies committed in 2009. That compares to 854 burglaries and 2,166 felonies last year.

The number of city employees dropped from 418 in 2009 down to 395 in 2018.

Average water use went from 12.62 million gallons a day in 2009 down to 10.498 million gallons a day in 2019 despite almost a 20 percent jump in city population.

What went up in Manteca from 2009 to 2018 includes:

  • the amount of taxable sales going from $679,545,400 to $1,055,133,700 on an annual basis.
  • the number of registered voters going from 26,500 to 37,775.
  • building permits issued going from 1,459 to 4,312.
  • the city’s size going from 17.7 square miles to 21.45 square miles.
  • number of fire department calls answered going from 4,823 to 7,579.
  • number of police calls for service going from 37,345 to 42,114.
  • the number of parks going from 47 to 67.
  • park acreage increasing from 335 acres to 465 acres.
  • the number of park and golf course trees stayed steady at 7,600.
  • the number of street trees going from 8,801 to 18,700.
  • landscape maintenance districts, area of benefit districts and community facilities districts going from 37 to 45.
  • miles of streets going from 197 to 271.
  • number of street lights going from 4,800 to 5,603.
  • number of water meter connections going from 19,800 to 22,920.
  • miles of water main lines going from 244 to 299.
  • miles of sewer lines going from 184 to 258.
  • daily average amount of treated wastewater going from 6.21 million gallons per day to 6.21 million gallons per day in a plant that has a treatment capacity of 9.87 million gallons per day.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email