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.
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
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 112°F on July 15, 1972, and the lowest recorded temperature was 13°F on February 7, 1989. Annually, there are an average of 73.2 days with high temperatures of 90°F (32°C) or higher and an average of 29.3 days with low temperatures of 32°F (0°C) 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 115°F on July 23, 2006, and the lowest recorded temperature was 16°F on January 11, 1949. Annually, there are an average of 81.3 days with high temperatures of 90°F (32°C) or higher and an average of 22.2 days with low temperatures of 32°F (0°C) 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.
• 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.
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Stockton Churches Stockton California Church Guide, Places to worship in Stockton California & Surrounding Areas with addresses, service times, email addresses
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Official Website • City of Stockton Phone Numbers
Stockton is the County seat for San Joaquin County.
Convention & Visitors' Bureau •
Stockton Deep Water Channel
looking west at I-5
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
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
Lincoln Village •
Morada Ranch •
Spanos Park •
Weston Ranch •
Newspapers: The Record •
California Newspapers •
Parks: Stockton Parks
• Parks Map(PDF)
Photos: Stockton Photo Gallery •
Stockton Spanos Park Photo Album
Stockton Photo Album
Stockton Brookside Photos Album
Post Office Locations:
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Radio & TV Strongest Stations near Stockton
Rivers, Creeks, Sloughs (Photos):
• Duck Creek • Five Mile Slough
• Fourteen Mile Slough
• Mormon Slough • San Joaquin River
• Stockton 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
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Stockton is located at 37°58' North, 121°18' West; its land area is 60.9 square miles (136 km²); its water area is 1.02 square miles (2.5 km²). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.1 square miles (144.9 km²), of which, 60.9 square miles (141.7 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) 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
80 miles East of San Francisco 45 miles south of Sacramento on Hwy 99. south of Sacramento . Other nearby communities include
Lincoln Village, Kennedy,
Morada and French Camp.
Population: The population of Stockton is approximately 286,041 (2004).
The approximate number of families is 82,842 (2000).
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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
Stockton Tide Chart
View - The Ever Present Mount Diablo:
Telephoto view of Mount Diablo from the Central Valley
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,
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 •
State University Stanislaus-Stockton •
San Joaquin Delta Community College •
Humphreys College and School of Law, as well as
a variety of private and vocational schools.
• California Colleges •
Schools: Stockton Schools
Stockton is divided into four school districts:
Lincoln Unified Schools,
Lodi Unified Schools,
Manteca Unified Schools and
Entertainment and Culture
Events: San Joaquin Events Calendar •
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 Kids •
City of Stockton Kids
Stockton Fun Things to Do
Recreation in Stockton
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Stockton has outstanding recreational opportunities. Stockton is within close proximity to world famous scenic attractions including virtual photography tours of:
the California Coast,
Northern California Ski Resorts pages and Yosemite National Park.
The community offers many local recreational opportunities such as professional sports teams , an olympic size ice rink, and
the Delta, which provides thousands of miles of
waterways for water skiing, sailing and other water activities. There are also many opportunities to
dance, literary events, and other cultural and entertainment activities throughout the year.
The 16-screen City
Centre Cinemas was completed r 2003.
Stockton has its own symphony and opera company and hosts the popular
Asparagus Festival annually.
Stockton has recently constructed retail and entertainment centers at
the gateways of the city. The 16-screen City Centre Cinemas
was completed in December 2003.
Bob Hope Theatre
Movies Made in Stockton:
Movies made in Stockton
Haggin Museum - Victory Oark
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
Stockton Ports Minor Baseball Team.
Stockton Empire Theatre
Stockton Travel Guide •
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!
Flag: Stockton Flag
Government Links Menu
• San Joaquin County • Fire Department • Police Department
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.
Commodore Robert F. Stockton Photo •
Historical Landmarks: Historic Stockton Landmarks •
Savings Bank Photo •
Commercial & Savings Bank Photo •
Sperry Office Building Photo
• Stockton High School Photo
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. •
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A Glance into the Past
Charles E. Owen Home at 1119 N. San Joaquin Street
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
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
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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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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
Department of Finance January 6, 2006 estimate, 668,265 people live in the
Stockton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
San Joaquin County Government:
Airport (Photo) •
California International Airports •
USA International Airports
Amtrak: Stockton Amtrak
Highways:Highway Road Conditions Map
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 Transportation •
Ace Train Schedule •
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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