Stockton, California

county seat of San Joaquin County, California, United States

Stockton is a city in northern California. It is located on the San Joaquin River in the northern San Joaquin Valley. In 2020, it had a population of 320,804.[9] Stockton is the 11th largest city in California and the 62nd largest city in the United States.

Stockton, California
Clockwise: Downtown Stockton; Fox Theatre; University of the Pacific; Hotel Stockton; Commercial & Savings Bank
Flag of Stockton, California
Official seal of Stockton, California
Nickname(s): 
'"Tuleburg",[1] "Mudville",[1] "California's Sunrise Seaport".[2] "Port City".[1] "Asparagus Capital of America",[1]
Motto: 
"Stockton: All American City"[3]
Location within San Joaquin County and the state of California
Location within San Joaquin County and the state of California
Stockton is located in California
Stockton
Stockton
Location within California
Stockton is located in the United States
Stockton
Stockton
Location within the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 37°58′32″N 121°18′03″W / 37.97556°N 121.30083°W / 37.97556; -121.30083
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
RegionSan Joaquin Valley
CountySan Joaquin
IncorporatedJuly 23, 1850[4]
Named forRobert F. Stockton
Government
 • TypeCity Manager-Council[5]
 • State senatorCathleen Galgiani (D)[6]
 • AssemblymemberSusan Eggman (D)[6]
Area
 • City65.25 sq mi (169.01 km2)
 • Land62.17 sq mi (161.02 km2)
 • Water3.08 sq mi (7.99 km2)  4.76%
Elevation13 ft (4 m)
Population
 • City320,804
 • Rank1st in San Joaquin County
11th in California
62nd in the United States
 • Density4,900/sq mi (1,900/km2)
 • Urban
414,847 (US: 101st)
 • Urban density4,486.7/sq mi (1,732.3/km2)
 • Metro
779,233 (US: 76th)
DemonymStocktonian
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
95201–95213, 95215, 95219, 95267, 95269, 95296–95297
Area code209
FIPS code06-75000
GNIS feature IDs1659872, 2411987
Websitewww.stocktongov.com

In 2012, the city went bankrupt.[10] The city was no longer bankrupt in February 2015.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Stockton Facts". Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  2. "About Stockton". www.pacific.edu. University of the Pacific. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  3. "AAC Winners by State and City". National Civic League. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  4. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  5. "City Council". City of Stockton. Archived from the original on December 25, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  7. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  8. "Stockton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "QuickFacts: Stockton city, California". census.gov. Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  10. "How Stockton went broke: A 15-year spending binge". Reuters. July 3, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2019.