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Stockton is a city in San Joaquin County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Commodore Robert Field Stockton

The latitude of Stockton is 37.957N. The longitude is -121.289W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 271,466.


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Median household income
Local
$35,453
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Stockton demographic reports
Stockton is at the junction of the San Joaquin and Calaveras rivers
Former and merged names include:
· Tuleburg
Trapping post for the Hudson's Bay Company from 1832 to 1845. Later a supply center for miners during the gold rush

Local resident Benjamin Holt developed the Caterpillar tractor and made the first mass-produced harvesters

The city and its port serve as a warehouse/distribution hub for northern California

Public transportation: Altamont Commuter Express (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3,625. The number of murders and homicides was 37. The violent crime rate was 13.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1967 movie, "Cool Hand Luke"
· 1985 movie, "The Sure Thing"
Well-known residents have included:
· Chris Isaak, musician
· Dave Brubeck, jazz musician
· Janet Leigh, actress
· Maxine Hong Kingston, writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • San Joaquin County Fair - June 14-24, 2007
  • Asparagus Festival - April 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Stockton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Stockton attractions: Pixie Woods
Sports teams: Ports (minor league baseball), Thunder (ECHL)
Historic sites and museums: Haggin Museum, Children's Museum of Stockton
Colleges and universities: Humphreys College, University of the Pacific, San Joaquin Delta College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 115
Quotes:
Stockton was a small place among smaller places strung up and down the Central Valley, and it had no pretensions, as it does now, of being a big place.
-- California Childhood
Richard Dokey

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Stockton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Joaquin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Stockton-Lodi area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 95202 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Stockton residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stockton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stockton was $15,405, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Stockton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Stockton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $493.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,114.


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Libraries in Stockton include Cesar Chavez Central Library, Fair Oaks Library, Maya Angelou Library, Troke Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Stockton include KOVR, KQCA, KTFK.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUOP.

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San Joaquin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stockton political report.

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Stockton restaurants taking online reservations include Black Angus Steakhouse - Stockton ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Stockton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 68 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Stockton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ Stockton was a small place among smaller places strung up and down the Central Valley, and it had no pretensions, as it does now, of being a big place. ”
~ California Childhood
Richard Dokey

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