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, 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 (11.85%), sales jobs (9.81%), and management occupations (5.79%).
Stockton is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Stockton. This makes Stockton a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Stockton presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
Of the large cities in America, Stockton is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 81.00% of people in Stockton drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Stockton, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
In terms of college education, Stockton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.28% of adults 25 and older in Stockton have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Stockton's cultural character, accounting for 25.66% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Stockton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.