Stockton, CA


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Stockton is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 305,658 people and 75 constituent neighborhoods, Stockton is the 13th largest community in California.

Stockton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Stockton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stockton who work in office and administrative support (14.99%), sales jobs (10.05%), and food service (5.90%).

The percentage of adults in Stockton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.43% of the adults in Stockton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Stockton in 2010 was $19,897, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,588 for a family of four. However, Stockton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Stockton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Stockton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Stockton, accounting for 42.05% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Stockton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stockton include Irish, Italian, English, and Portuguese.

Stockton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.02%.

The most common language spoken in Stockton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.