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 (15.11%), sales jobs (9.85%), and food service (6.20%).

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. 17.38% of adults 25 and older in Stockton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Stockton in 2010 was $19,927, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,708 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. The greatest number of Stockton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Stockton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Stockton include Irish, Italian, English, and Portuguese.

In addition, Stockton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.16%).

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