Stockton, CA Office
Stockton was founded by Captain Charles Maria Weber in 1849. The city is named after Robert F. Stockton, the US Navy commodore who aided in the capture of California during the Mexican-American War. Stockton was the first community in California to not have a name of Spanish or Native American origin.
Stockton has become a popular destination for single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. The city even draws professionals from abroad, with over 26% of Stockton residents having been born outside the US. Spanish and Tagalog are the most prominent languages outside of English.
Stockton has a higher percentage of renters over homeowners, with 52% renting.
California’s oldest university, The University of The Pacific (UoP), was originally chartered in 1851 and has been located in Stockton since 1923.
Starting in the late 1990s, many revitalization projects have been undertaken in order to restore, build, or renovate existing landmarks such as the Bob Hope Theater, Stockton Arena, and the Stockton Ballpark, among others. As part of the efforts, a downtown marina was added with an adjoining promenade, as well as numerous public art projects.
Stockton is one of the most diverse cities in the country, ranking in the top 10 for diversity from numerous reports.
The real estate market in Stockton is “warm,” according to Zillow, with a 3.2% increase in value over the last year, and an increase of 3.7% expected the coming year. Stockton’s median home value is approximately $315,000, and median rent price is approximately $1,730.
St. Joseph’s Medical Center and the Stockton United School District are the largest employers in Stockton.
The best neighborhoods in Stockton are Ripon, Tracy, and Discovery Bay. The most expensive neighborhood is Brookside, where the median home is valued at $390,400 and the median income is over $110,000.
With over 311,000 residents across 75 neighborhoods, Stockton is the 13th largest city in California and the 63rd largest in the US. Stockton was named an All-American City in 1999, 2004, 2015, and 2017.
Stockton Visitor’s Information: https://www.visitstockton.org/
Trip Advisor’s Discover the Best of Stockton: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g33130-Stockton_California-Vacations.html
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce: https://stocktonchamber.org/