Introduction to Stockton, California

Incorporated in 1850, 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.

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

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).

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Stockton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 74 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 80 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp60 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches
Distance30 miles
Jan Temp40 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp62 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches

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