Stockton is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 312,697 people and 75 constituent neighborhoods, Stockton is the 13th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stockton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (11.85%), sales jobs (9.81%), and management occupations (5.79%).
One thing noticeable about Stockton, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Stockton is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Stockton a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Stockton is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Stockton is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 81.00% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Stockton. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Stockton landscape.
The education level of Stockton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.28% of adults 25 and older in Stockton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Stockton in 2018 was $24,214, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,856 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 42.66% 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 Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Stockton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.
Stockton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.66%.
The most common language spoken in Stockton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.