Stockton is also known as “California’s Sunrise Seaport” and it resides in San Joaquin County California, the 5th largest agricultural county in the Nation. In the summer months temperatures run from 57-91 degrees while in the winter they are from 36-55 degrees.
The city has a population of about 325,899 in a 75.1 square mile area. The demographics for Knoxville are; 43.3% Caucasian; 11.2% African American; 1.1% Native American; 19.9% Asian; 17.3% Mixed.
The economy for Stockton is driven primarily by agriculture, but it has diversified into telecommunications and manufacturing. Agriculture might play a larger part in the local economy due to the future for developing alternative fuels. Some of the larger companies based in Stockton are Duraflame, Pac-West Telecommunications and Golden State Lumber Company.
Downtown Stockton has recently been slowly revitalized with a new Theater, Cinema, Transit Center, Arena, Ballpark and a number of hotels.
Stockton has a symphony orchestra that is the 3rd largest in the state of California and it is the home of the University of the Pacific which is famous for its music conservatory. The Haggin Museum displays late 19th and early 20th century artists, some of these being; Jean Beraud, Albert Bierstadt, Rose Bonheur and Jean Leon Gerome. The Stockton Civic Theater holds a number of musicals and plays in its 300 seat auditorium throughout the year and the area is host to a number of annual festivals.