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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  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 306,283. Stockton is in San Joaquin County. Living in Stockton offers residents a dense 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.
About Stockton...
Population
306,283

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,059
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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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
    942.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    61.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    384.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    743.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,368.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    655.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 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
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Stockton

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,318
National
$55,322
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I grew up in Stockton. While it was never the safest place, at least there were fun things to do. We had the water slides, Golfland, Naughty Nick's, and Hammer Skate, the roller blading rink. It was so much fun! But one by one, these places started disappearing. So Stockton became a place that had all of the crime, gang violence, and drug trafficking of a big city, with none of the fun things to do! It is no wonder that kids get involved in negative activities, with no positive opportunities available! Add to the mix poor air quality and education, and you have got a real mess! Those in charge of Stockton should not only crack down harder on crime and drugs, but also introduce better educational systems and places for kids to get involved in the community and have fun.
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Stockton has the potential to be a a great city, government appointees need to reach out to the community more and implement community communication programs so they know what the community is lacking as well as what they’re doing right for the community, the people in our community to take pride in their city and help keep on cleaner and help the less fortunate members of our community so everyone in it can thrive and make it a better place for everyone! We need to help fight back against crime and not just depend on the police and prosecutors to do it for us!
Stockton used to be a good city during my childhood. What I love living in Stockton is the diversity of the population. You get to meet people from different cultures and attend interesting cultural festival to learn about them. Stockton also used to host asparagus festival where you get to taste various types of asparagus dish. However, as the years go by, crime rates had dramatically increased, making Stockton as one of the undesirable cities to visit and live in. There is also an urgent matter to address the unsheltered population in the city. I hope the mayor and the city councils will allocate funds to fight crimes and ensure the safety of its people and provide an accessible shelter program for unsheltered individuals.