Stockton is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 320,804 people and 88 constituent neighborhoods, Stockton is the 11th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities, Stockton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Stockton are a mix 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 (11.32%), sales jobs (9.11%), and management occupations (6.06%).
Stockton is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Stockton is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
One important feature of Stockton is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 82.58% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Stockton anyway. So, if you like to drive, Stockton is the city for you! The landscape around Stockton reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
In terms of college education, Stockton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.57% of adults 25 and older in Stockton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Stockton in 2018 was $25,064, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,256 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 43.54% 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, English, Irish, Italian, and African.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Stockton's cultural character, accounting for 25.57% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Stockton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.