Stockton is a tiny borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 529 people and just one neighborhood, Stockton is the 485th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Stockton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Stockton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
Stockton is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stockton is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stockton who work in teaching (17.45%), management occupations (15.27%) and office and administrative support (11.64%).
Of important note, Stockton is also a borough of artists. Stockton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Stockton’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Stockton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Stockton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Stockton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Stockton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Stockton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Stockton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.58 minutes every day commuting to work.