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Stockton, California - Basic Facts

The City of Stockton had a population of 313,009 as of July 1, 2018. Stockton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Stockton is located at latitude 37.9763 and longitude -121.3133 in San Joaquin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stockton (see map below) encompass a land area of 61.67 sq. miles and a water area of 3.08 sq. miles. San Joaquin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Stockton (GNIS ID: 2411987) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Stockton is located within Stockton CCD of San Joaquin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Stockton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Stockton: Tuleburg, Weberville.

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Stockton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 313,009
Population in Households 306,580
Population in Familes 260,746
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,429
Population Density2 5,076
Diversity Index3 91


Median Household Income $50,456
Average Household Income $72,075
Per Capita Income $22,750


Total Housing Units 103,357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,549 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 48,678 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,130 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $261,202
Average Home Value $336,461


Total Households 95,227
Average Household Size 3.22
Family Households 68,682
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.86% 1.0%
Households 0.6% 0.85%
Families 0.52% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Stockton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stockton to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 99th
Population Density # 239 84th
Diversity Index # 28 98th
Median Household Income # 992 35th
Per Capita Income # 1088 28th

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