Stockton, CA

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Living in Stockton

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%).

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.

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: 82.58% 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.

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. 18.57% of adults 25 and older in Stockton have a college 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.