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Overview

Introduction to Stockton, California

Incorporated in 1850, Stockton is the 13th largest city in the state of California. The city is home to nearly 300,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area has a population of about 600,000 people. Stockton is located in the northern part of the state, 65 miles east of San Francisco, and 40 miles south of Sacramento.

Stockton was a stopping point for prospectors during the California Gold Rush of 1849. In the middle of a rich agricultural area, it is also a sizable inland seaport along the San Joaquin River. Lately it has attracted residents and businesses seeking a lower cost alternative to the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 1999 and again in 2004, Stockton won the "All-America City Award" given by the National Civic League.

Precipitation is about 14 inches per year. July average daily high and low temperatures are 93.8 and 60.8 degrees Fahrenheit. January average daily highs and lows are 53.8 and 38.1 degrees Fahrenheit.

Large employers in the area cover a wide range of industries, including electronics, aerospace, food, education, distribution, automotive, and building products, to name a few.

Arts and Leisure

Cultural, historical, and leisure attractions include:

  • The Haggin Museum
  • The San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum
  • The Children's Museum
  • The Stockton Symphony Association
  • The Stockton Opera
  • The Ballet San Joaquin
  • The Bob Hope Theatre
  • The Stockton Civic Theatre

Sports teams include:

  • The Stockton Ports baseball team, a Class A Advanced California League team affiliated with the Oakland Athletics
  • The Stockton Lightning arena football team of the AF2 League
  • The Stockton Thunder ice hockey team of the ECHL
  • The California Cougars soccer team of the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL)

People

Total Population 297,223
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 111,534
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,752
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,499
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,546

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,166
% Above Poverty Level 74.2%
% Below Poverty Level 25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.3%
Median Gross Rent $958
Median House Value $166,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.8%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 4.6%

Stockton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 44 miles S of Sacramento, California
County San Joaquin
Metro Area Stockton - Lodi
Standard Zip Codes 95202, 95203, 95204, 95205, 95206, 95207, 95209, 95210, 95212, 95215, 95219
P.O. Box Zip Codes 95201, 95208, 95213, 95267, 95269
Company Zip Codes 95211, 95296, 95297
Phone Area Codes 209
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.957
Longitude -121.289

Stockton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STOCKTON FIRE STN # 4
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 80 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
Station TRACY PUMPING PLANT
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 60 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
Station MODESTO CITY-COUNTY AP
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Galt 24,280 $62,452
Lathrop 19,163 $64,136
Lodi 63,158 $54,740
Manteca 70,693 $67,043
Ripon 14,645 $88,176
Tracy 84,573 $80,439

Stockton Public Libraries

Library
Stockton-san Joaquin County Public Library
605 N. EL DORADO ST.
Stockton, California
(209) 937-8362

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Stockton Hospitals

DAMERON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
525 WEST ACACIA STREET
(209) 944-5550
Emergency Service: Yes

ST JOSEPHS MED CENTER OF STOCKTON
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1800 N CALIFORNIA ST
(209) 943-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Stockton High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

FRANKLIN SENIOR HIGH
300 N. GERTRUDE ST.
209-933-7435
A Magnet School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 3,091 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.6

STAGG SENIOR HIGH
1621 BROOKSIDE ROAD
209-933-7445
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,979 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.2

EDISON SENIOR HIGH
1425 S. CENTER ST.
209-933-7425
A Magnet School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,746 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

LINCOLN HIGH
6844 ALEXANDRIA PL.
209-953-8920
Serves 2,678 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

BEAR CREEK HIGH
10555 THORTON ROAD
209-953-8234
Serves 2,490 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

COMMUNITY SCHOOL
2707 TRANSWORLD DR.
209-468-4847
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1,185 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

VENTURE ACADEMY
3663 ARCH ROAD
209-468-9530
A Charter School.
Serves 552 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.3

STOCKTON UNIFIED ALTER./CONT.
22 S. VAN BUREN
209-933-7375
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 499 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

WEBER INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECH
302 W. WEBER ST.
209-933-7330
A Non-traditional School
Serves 406 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

SPECIAL EDUCATION
3555 WILMARTH ROAD
209-468-4925
A Special Education School
Serves 381 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.8

CHADERJIAN (N.A.) HIGH
7650 S NEWCASTLE ROAD
209-944-6444
Serves 342 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.2

BENJAMIN HOLT COLLEGE PREPARATORY ACADEMY
3293 EAST MORADA LANE
A Charter School.
Serves 318 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

BOSS (JOHANNA) HIGH
7650 S NEWCASTLE ROAD
209-944-6155
Serves 296 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

JUVENILE HALL
2901 ARCH-AIRPORT ROAD
209-468-4847
A Non-traditional School
Serves 240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH
5151 PACIFIC AVE.
209-954-5790
Serves 226 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 30.5

JAMES L. URBANI LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
640 NORTH SAN JOAQUIN STREET
209-933-7370
A Charter School.
Serves 213 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

PLAZA ROBLES CONTINUATION HIGH
9434 THORTON ROAD
209-953-8068
A Non-traditional School
Serves 195 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & LAW
6650 INGLEWOOD AVENUE
A Charter School.
Serves 185 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.4

LARSSON (STURE) HIGH (CONT.)
1813 MCCLELLAN WAY
209-953-8687
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

GOLDEN VALLEY SECONDARY COMMUNITY DAY
1141 E. WEBER AVE.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

NELSON (DEWITT) HS
7650 S NEWCASTLE ROAD
209-944-6168
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.3

WALTON DEVELOPMENT CENTER
4131 N. CROWN
209-933-7315
A Special Education School
Serves 84 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

DISTRICT SPECIAL ED
701 N. MADISON ST.
209-953-4753
A Special Education School
Serves 28 students.

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