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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Stockton is a city in California with a population of 304,358. Stockton is in San Joaquin County. Living in Stockton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Stockton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Stockton and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Stockton are above average.
About Stockton...
Population
304,358

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,003
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Stockton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    956.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    390.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    691.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,274.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    661.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Stockton

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,396
National
$55,322
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Stockton Reviews

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I love my city no matter how many bad things you may hear about us, We strive to improve! Our downtown area had been under construction remodeling and transforming into something great again. We maybe have a bad reputation in Stockton, ca but let’s be honest every city has atleast one or two bad neighborhoods. The only difference is that we are not afraid to say we have made mistakes, and we know what we need to do to improve our city! Think about this if Stockton, ca was really that bad of a city, then why has our Property values increased so much, Hundreds of new warehouses being built at this very moment. With new jobs opening every day. so many new opportunities that we have hundreds of people moving into Stockton, Ca from many different regions, places such as Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, etc. I hope this short review was able to help you decide to come and see our amazing local agricultural culture and spend some time with us at the famous Asparagus festival.
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I moved to Stockton during the summer of 2010. Stockton and other areas of the San Joaquin Valley have summer temps of 90-100°. Public transportation is pretty decent during "business hours" but you'll pretty much need to arrange a ride or use ride share programs like Uber (8nwc35wwue) and Lyft (GABRIELLE04961).
I love the country and open space. Yards are perfect for gardens.
I've only lived on the North side. Grocery stores and Costco are nearby and I love the shopping - Charming Charlie's and Yogurtland , two malls across from my school!
I work downtown. The glass County building, the Waterfront, Stockton Arena, city hall, and the new courthouse make a lovely scenery when walking during lunch break.
There's crime in every major city that I've ever lived/ visited, the same goes for Stockton. I've survived for 7 years so far with great opportunities and look forward to more.
Stockton is not for me. I'm originally from San Francisco, and am living here temporarily with family. This city doesn't have much, besides a community college and University of the Pacific. Crime is at an all time high, malls are unsafe as stores have been robbed and people threat to shoot the place up. There are some parts of Stockton that are reasonably safe, Spanos Park, Morada, and Brookside, but those places too have experienced crime. So all in all, Stockton is not the place to be. Luckily I am moving come fall!