Stockton California

The City Has a Number of
Beautiful Residential Communities

The City of Stockton is prominently situated along the banks of The San Joaquin Delta inland ship channel which links up with the San Francisco Bay via the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers. Stockton is positioned just 60 miles due East of the San Francisco Bay Area, only 83 miles East of the City of San Francisco, and a short 45 miles due South on Interstate 5 from Sacramento, which is the California Capital . Stockton is served by major roadways, including Interstate 5 and State Routes 4, 99 and 88.

Downtown Stockton
Downtown Stockton

Stockton has undergone a tremendous economic expansion and has aggressively revitalized its downtown. Projects in the downtown area along the waterfront included an indoor arena, baseball stadium, hotel, apartments, retail, and housing. Stockton is also constructing retail and entertainment centers at the gateways of the city. Stockton offers an excellent quality of life for its residents. The City has a number of beautiful residential communities along waterways, with single-family homes costing about one-third the price of homes in the Bay Area.  Stockton was designated an All-America City by the National Civic League.


Stockton has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers, and cool, wet winters. In an average year, about 80% of the 16.6 inches of precipitation falls during the rainy season from late October through April. Being located in the Central Valley, the range of temperatures here is much greater than in the nearby Bay Area. Tule fog usually covers Stockton during winter.

At Stockton Fire Station #4, where records have been kept since March 3, 1906, the highest recorded temperature was 112F on July 15, 1972, and the lowest recorded temperature was 13F on February 7, 1989. Annually, there are an average of 73.2 days with high temperatures of 90F (32C) or higher and an average of 29.3 days with low temperatures of 32F (0C) or lower. The wettest year was 1983 with 31.37 inches and the driest year was 1929 with 5.92 inches. The most rainfall in one month was 9.93 inches in February 1998 and the most rainfall in 24 hours was 3.20 inches on February 1, 1963. There are an average of 55 days with measurable precipitation. Measurable snowfall has been recorded on several occasions; the most snow was 2.0 inches in January, 1930.

At the airport, the highest recorded temperature was 115F on July 23, 2006, and the lowest recorded temperature was 16F on January 11, 1949. Annually, there are an average of 81.3 days with high temperatures of 90F (32C) or higher and an average of 22.2 days with low temperatures of 32F (0C) or lower. The wettest year was 1983 with 26.65 inches and the lowest year was 1976 with 5.60 inches. The most rainfall in one month was 8.22 inches in February 1998 and the most rainfall in 24 hours was 3.01 inches on January 21, 1967. There are an average of 55 days with measurable precipitation. Only light amounts of snow have been recorded; the most was 0.3 inches in February 1976.

Valley Fog: Winter in the San Joaquin Valley means the onset of Tule Fog. So far this season we have had several days of very dense fog. Radiation Fog, or Tule Fog as it is known in the Central Valley, develops on clear nights with light wind when the ground is moist. At night, the ground cools rapidly, which in turn cools the air near the surface. As the air cools, the moisture is condensed into tiny water droplets and fog is formed. As this process continues, the depth of the fog layer gradually increases and becomes more dense, often reducing visibility to one-quarter mile or less. The long nights of late fall and winter are ideal for this type of fog development. As the population has increased, we have seen the fog decrease.


Birds: San Joaquin Birds


Downtown Stockton - Images of America - In the hundred years from 1850 through 1950, Stockton blossomed from just being a depot for the gold rush to a flourishing California metropolis. Taking advantage of its wealth of water and fertile soils, Mediterranean-type climate, efficient transportation system and hard-working population, Stockton quickly turned into an epicenter for the worlds breadbasket

Stockton, Heart of The Valley - The southern region of the Great California Central Valley is termed the San Joaquin, and the northern region is called the Sacramento, both being named for their primary rivers. The entire California Great Valley is a desert prairie, geologically it's an ancient seabed situated in a trough enclosed between uplifted mountains to the East and West, about 450 miles in length and 90 miles wide in parts with the total area about the area of Egypt.

Stockton (Then & Now) ($21.99) - Cities fly high, flame out and rise all over again. A new book containing Stockton photographs , compares historic locations with current-day images captured from a similar vantage point, to grasp a better understanding of needed rebirth.

Cam Stockton: Live Web Cam - Live web cam of downtown Stockton.Cam • Cal Trans I-5 at Pershing 

Chamber: Stockton Chamber

Churches: Stockton Churches Stockton California Church Guide, Places to worship in Stockton California & Surrounding Areas with addresses, service times, email addresses

City: City of Stockton Official WebsiteCity of Stockton Phone Numbers

City Facts:  City Data Stockton is the County seat for San Joaquin County.

Stockton Convention & Visitors' BureauCommunity Centers Community Reports

Stockton Deep Water Channel
looking west at I-5

Current Events: Stockton News Headlines

Downtown Stockton: Stockton Alliance

Hotels, Motels, Inns: Stockton Places to Stay

Lakes: (all man made); Brookside Lake, Lake Lincoln, North Lake, Quail Lake, Spanos Lake (Also see Rivers and Lakes)

Library: Stockton Library

Marinas: Boat Ramp; Mt Diablo Ave, Louis Park • Boat Ramp; Lincoln Village West - Embarcadero Dr • Marina Yacht Harbor, W. Lindsay St • Village West Marina Photo Village West Marina, Embarcadero Dr. (Also see Marinas)

Neighborhoods: Brookside Lincoln VillageMoradaMorada RanchSpanos Park  • Weston Ranch9520395204952059520695207 9520995210952129521595219

Newspapers: The Record

Parks: Stockton ParksParks Map(PDF)

Photos: Stockton Photo GalleryStockton Spanos Park Photo Album Stockton Photo Album
Stockton Brookside Photos Album

Post Office Locations:
Post Office Location Menu

Public Utilities: Switch Stockton Public UtilitiesStockton Public Utilities Menu

Radio & TV Strongest Stations near Stockton

Rivers, Creeks, Sloughs (Photos): Calaveras River • Duck Creek • Five Mile SloughFourteen Mile Slough • Mormon Slough • San Joaquin RiverStockton Deep Water Channel • Stockton Diverting Canal • Stockton Port

Shopping: Stockton Shopping

Trees:  Stockton has  over 100,000 trees and was recently recognized by Sunset Magazine as the Best Tree City" in the western United States. In 1999 and 2004

Trivia: Stockton Trivia

Via Magazine: Input on Stockton


Stockton is located at 3758' North, 12118' West; its land area is 60.9 square miles (136 km); its water area is 1.02 square miles (2.5 km). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.1 square miles (144.9 km), of which, 60.9 square miles (141.7 km) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.2 km) of it (2.22%) is water. The city lies at the nadir of the San Joaquin Valley.

Area: The amount of land area in Stockton is 136.151 sq. kilometers. The amount of land area in Stockton is 56.5 sq. miles. The amount of surface water is 2.454 sq kilometers. The distance from Stockton to Washington DC is 2513 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 37 miles. (as the crow flies) Stockton is positioned 37.96 degrees north of the equator and 121.30 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Encompassing Interstate 5, State Route 99 and State Route 4, Stockton is strategically located about 60 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area and 45 miles south of Sacramento, (Click for map) the capital of California. Stockton is surrounded by the rich and fertile lands of the California Central Valley and is home to the largest inland seaport in California. In and around Stockton are thousands of waterways, canals, and rivers that comprise the California Delta.

Elevation:  Stockton elevation is 0-32 feet above sea level range. The average elevation is 15 feet above sea level. the elevation at City Hall is 11.5 feet above sea level.

Location: Stockton location: In California's Central Valley 80 miles East of San Francisco 45 miles south of Sacramento on Hwy 99. south of Sacramento . Other nearby communities include Brookside, Spanos Park, Lincoln Village, Kennedy, Weston Ranch, Morada and French Camp.

Map: Stockton Map

Population: The population of Stockton is approximately 286,041 (2004). The approximate number of families is 82,842 (2000).

Stockton Photo Gallery 1Stockton Photo Album

Quick Facts: Stockton Facts Population, Education, Housing Units, Ownership Rate, Households, Median Income, Land Area

Rank in size of CA City Guides: 13 The City of Stockton is one of California's fastest growing communities. Stockton is currently the 13th largest city in California with a dynamic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population of over 260,000

Square Miles: 56.5

Tide Chart: Stockton Tide Chart

View - The Ever Present Mount Diablo: Mt Diablo
Telephoto view of Mount Diablo from the Central Valley  
Mount  Diablo from Village West Marina in Stockton

• The Great Central Valley The Central California Valley
The notch just past half way down is the San Francisco Bay

Zip Codes 95202, 95203, 95204, 95205, 95206, 95207, 95209, 95210, 95212, 95215, 95219

Stockton is located in Northern California’s beautiful San Joaquin Valley, about 80 miles east of the San Francisco Bay area and about 40 miles south of the state capitol of Sacramento. Stockton is the seat of San Joaquin County, Stockton has earned the title “All-America City” twice by the National Civic League for the work the community of 250,000 has done to create jobs, reduce crime, improve the Delta’s environment and revitalize its historic downtown. Stockton is at the heart of rich farmland that made California known for its agricultural bounty.


Colleges: Stockton is home to several well known higher educational institutions including the University of the Pacific California State University Stanislaus-StocktonSan Joaquin Delta Community College •  Humphreys College and School of Law, as well as a variety of private and vocational schools. California Colleges •  USA Colleges

Schools: Stockton Schools Stockton is divided into four school districts: Lincoln Unified Schools, Lodi Unified Schools, Manteca Unified Schools and Stockton Unified Schools

Entertainment and Culture

Events: San Joaquin Events CalendarStockton Events Menu Annual festivals celebrating the rich cultural heritage and values of Stockton's diverse population and the city's agricultural importance include:

Kids Corner: Just for KidsCity of Stockton Kids Page Stockton Fun Things to Do

Recreation: Recreation in StocktonGolfing in Stockton

Movies Made in Stockton: Movies made in Stockton

Haggin Museum - Victory Oark
Museums: Haggin Museum

Nightspots: Area Night Spots

Restaurants: Stockton Restaurants

Sports: The Stockton arena hosts four major sports teams: California Cougars Soccer,
Stockton Thunder Hockey, Stockton Lightning Arena2 Football,
and the Stockton Ports Minor Baseball Team.

Stockton Empire Theatre

Visit Stockton: Stockton Tour Visit Stockton Stockton Travel GuideVia Magazine

Zoo: Micke Grove  • Sacramento Zoo The Sacramento Zoo: A magnificent collection of rare and endangered animals set among majestic, hundred -year-old oaks and unique gardens - a wonderful place to spend an afternoon!


Local Government

Stockton Government

Stockton Flag

Flag: Stockton Flag

Founded: 1849

Government Links MenuSan Joaquin County • Fire Department • Police Department

Health Care: Stockton Health Care

Miles of public streets: 680

Motto: Sunrise Seaport

Name: Stockton was named honor Commodore Robert F. Stockton. Stockton was the first community in the state to have an American name! Stockton was also previously known as Tuleberg and Mudville

Property Taxes: California Real Estate Tax Questions and Information

Seal:City of Stockton Seal

Song: Stockton's Someplace Special , was Acknowledged as a theme song for Stockton on December 19, 1983.


County: District 1 MapDistrict 2 Map
US Congressional District 18 Map


Biographies: Commodore Robert F. Stockton Photo Famous Stocktonians

Historical Landmarks: Historic Stockton LandmarksStockton Savings Bank Photo Commercial & Savings Bank PhotoSperry Office Building PhotoStockton High School Photo

Charles E. Owen Home at 1119 N. San Joaquin Street
History: History •  Timeline History • Stockton is an inland deep-water port, connected to San Francisco via a 78 mile channel. It began as a "gold town" and was known as the "city of the Thousand Tents." After artificial irrigation came into the area, the city blossomed with residents, agriculture and industry.  • History of Stockton Grocers A Glance into the Past

Stockton was founded in 1849 by a German immigrant, Charles M. Weber, who acquired over 49,000 acres of land through a Spanish land grant. Weber named the new community To honor Commodore Stockton!

Stockton was named after Commodore Robert F. Stockton and was founded in 1849 and incorporated on July 23, 1850. The area now known as Weber Point is the same spot where Captain Charles Maria Weber built the first permanent residence in the San Joaquin Valley after acquiring 49,000 acres through a Spanish land grant. Soon, he established this spot as a stop for 49ers on their way to the Sierra Nevada. It didn't take long for this stop to grow and flourish.

In the book, 'Downtown Stockton - Images of America' - During the hundred years from 1850 through 1950, Stockton blossomed from just being a depot for the gold rush to a flourishing California metropolis. Taking advantage of its wealth of water and fertile soils, Mediterranean-type climate, efficient transportation system and hard-working population, Stockton quickly turned into an epicenter for the worlds breadbasket

Incorporation Date: The founding of Stockton: 1849 - The incorporation date of Stockton: July 23, 1850

•  History of Hotel Stockton

Native Americans: The Yokuts of Central California


Economy: Agriculture: Vegetables, fruits and nuts, dairy products, cattle, nursery stock, grapes. Industry: Electronic components and equipment, aerospace, film production, food processing, petroleum, computers and computer software, tourism.

Employers: Stockton's Largest Employers

White Pages: Stockton White Pages

Yellow Pages: Stockton Yellow Pages 

Real Estate:

    Stockton’s real estate market is full of affordable opportunities. Single-family homes are available from the low $100,000s to the $700,000s for traditional homes with varying amenities. Historic homes of the early 1900s are available on lots with beautiful mature trees in the central part of Stockton. Newer areas in north Stockton and also in south Stockton can include community lakes swimming pools, tennis courts, and clubhouses. Farm and ranch properties come on spacious lots, many with horse pastures and barns. Custom estate type homes near the Brookside Country Club can run as much as $1.5 million or more.

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Home Builders: Stockton and San Joaquin Home Builders

Home Owner Associations: Homeowner Associations List

San Joaquin County

Stockton, is the seat of San Joaquin County (the 5th largest agricultural county in the United States). According to 2005 estimates by the California Department of Finance, Stockton has a population of 289,800 and is the 13th largest city in California. Stockton is also the fourth largest inland city in California, behind Sacramento, Fresno, and Bakersfield. According to the Calif ornia State Department of Finance January 6, 2006 estimate, 668,265 people live in the Stockton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Airport: Stockton Airport (Photo) California International AirportsUSA International Airports

Amtrak: Stockton Amtrak (Photo)

Highways:Highway Road Conditions Map

  Interstate 5
California State Highway 99
California State Route 4 (Crosstown Freeway/California Delta Highway)
State Highway 26;
State Highway 88
J3 - West Lane / Airport Way
J7 - Mariposa Road
J8 - Thornton Road
J9 - French Camp Road
J10 - Lower Sacramento Road
Highway Markers
Sign Resource Manual

Port: Stockton Home to the largest inland seaport in California.  The Port of Stockton is a deep water port located 75 nautical miles east of San Francisco on the San Joaquin River. It is the easternmost inland seaport in California.  Stockton Tide Chart(Virtual tour of Louis Park and Channel),

Stockton TransportationAce Bus Schedule  • Ace Train ScheduleAce Photos


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Stockton Weather Conditions

The nearby San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta offers year-round boating, fishing, water skiing, and sailing to area residents and visitors. The University of the Pacific and CSU Stanislaus are just two of the higher education facilities in the Stockton area. San Joaquin county’s 17 school districts provide families with many choices for their children’s education. Agribusiness continues to thrive, other industries have begun to find success in the region. Major employers in the city include St. Joseph’s Health Care, Pacific Gas & Electric and Dameron Hospital. At the heart of downtown Stockton is the Weber Point Events Center, a unique open-air events and recreation facility. The Center plays host to many city events and features a children’s play area, an interactive water display, the Point Amphitheater and a plaza.

In the past decade, Stockton and the nearby communities of Tracy, Manteca and Lodi have experienced a population boom. This is largely due to thousands of people settling in the area to escape the relatively high cost of living of the San Francisco Bay Area. This influx of new residents, however, resulted in a sharp increase in the cost of living of Stockton, although it is still significantly lower than any Bay Area city of comparable size. In the midst of a massive, city-wide redevelopment project (still in progress), Stockton was twice named an All-America City, in 1999 & 2004.

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