Located at the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the 13th largest city in California, with a population of 291,707, offers something for everyone.
Home to the nationally acclaimed University of the Pacific, Stockton's emphasis on higher learning is evident. Stockton is home two universities, a junior college, and a handful of technical and trade schools.
Like other cities in the Central Valley, Stockton in known for it's contributions to agriculture. In particular, it's love affair with asparagus. Stockton is home the annual Asparagus Festival, which attracts over 100,000 visitors to Downtown Stockton's revitalized waterfront each and every year. Speaking of downtown, the waterfront is home to Banner Island Ballpark, the home of the Oakland Athletics High-A affiliate, the Stockton Ports. Next-door is the Stockton Arena, home to the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League, and af2's Stockton Lightning.
For those who enjoy the water, Stockton offers many recreational activities along the San Joaquin Delta for boaters, fishers, and water sports enthusiasts. Stockton is also known for it's diverse cultural communities, with some of the largest Southeast Asian, African American and Hispanic sects in the Central Valley.
For those who enjoy a metropolitan city offering diverse activities for young and old, Stockton is the place for you.