A fairly decent little town, with an exceptionally high crime rate, and probably the drug capital of the state. SF and Santa Cruz have more stoners per capita than Stockton, but we've got twice the amount of crackheads, heroin addicts, coke fiends, and meth heads than anyone. For the most part though, so long as you stay away from the south side and schools like bear creek, franklin, or stagg, you'll be ok. The University of the Pacific is Stockton's local university, and surprisingly one of the best universities in the country. Stockton is also home to St. Mary's, a school that is full of primarily wealthy white people, however the racial balance of the school has shifted to primarily black over the last few years, which is weird because finding a wealthy black guy in stockton is like finding a poor jew in Florida. Although I went there, and I'm poor as shit, so i suppose you dont need too much money. In any case, Stockton also is home to one of the largest inland trading ports in the country, even though our main export is asparagus, go figure right? It is also impossible to live in Stockton and not be a little bit racist. Whites dont feel safe due to the large number of drug fiends and general thiefs that are black, and black people dont feel safe because of the corrupt white police officers. Asians and Mexicans just sort of float around the middle, generally talking shit on "the man" until 13 black guys jump them for being in the wrong area of town, then they go running to the police for help.
Thats right, I just said all of that.
Alot of people from the Bay Area decided that drugs that fuck up your mind and body were cool, and created the Hyphie movement about 30 years ago, which has now reached Stockton and the majority of high school kids have bought into it, having no idea what they are doing. This is partly what surged Stockton's crime rate, was the majority of bay area rappers and gang members that were drawn to Stockton for its current level of shittiness and decided to make it even worse.
However, beneath all the turmoil Stockton is a fairly creative town, giving birth to many up and coming music artists such as Icarus Jones, The Second String Quintet, The Guitanos, Greyspace, DJ noshame, and more. The Hip Hop scene in recent years has exploded with a flurry of incredibly talented artists who take hip hop back to what it used to be. Back when lyricism and message mattered more than bitches and ho's. For the most part, Stockton is a very historic and culturally rich city, with much to offer for those looking for talent and beauty, but as stated before, just stay the hell away from the south side.
guy on stage: Who out here is from stockton tonight! i am!
woman in audience: thats nothing to be proud of!
guy on stage: its nothing to be ashamed of either!
The largest inland port in California, well known for holding the record for the highest violent crime rate per capita, two years running. Home to the University of the Pacific, the Ports (baseball team), and more police cars than an OJ Simpson car chase.
college student 1: Hey did you hear hear about that triple homicide down by the port?
college student 2: Yeah man! Wicked. Stockton definitely blows ass fasho.
a browntown, hip hop culture city where you will find gangs (black, numerous latinos, southeast asian gangs), okies and crime, even white flight.
On the east stockton, you will find trailer park white trash, cholos and ghetto thugz, with very few nice & quiet areas. On the south side, you will find cholos and thugz. In the downtown area, one will find Southeast Asians, poor white, black & latino. On the northside, you will find Southeast Asian gangs, thugz, cholos and even some poor whites. This is the reason for white flight.
its not a part of the bay, its the valley....a place known for high crime rate and low cost of living...a place not as bad as outsiders think, just don't go where your not welcome or have no business, and if u look scared for bein somewhere, some1 might pick up in it. Basically just stick to your own devices and you should be gravy.
Stockton is not the bay, even though bay area culture is big out here.
Stockton is gettin bigger...look out Bakersfield where catchin up to you
#1 In Home Foreclosure, Most Illiterate City & Ranked By Forbes as "Most Miserable City in the US." #2 In Crime Rate after Sacramento and Modesto. #3 In car theft. Ranked by Forbes as The 5th Most Dangerous City in the US. Yeah, okay, we might be "bad" and infamous but we have good stuff too. If you live here then you know. If you don't live here then you don't know. If you think its a crappy place to live, fine. You are entitled to your opinion. But, why the f*ck did you look this up if thats whats you think? Ask yourself THAT, a**hole. =) Have a Great Day.
Stkn Resident: "209 til I Die."
Outside: "Nah man, Stockton's whack."
Stkn Resident: "Fuck up and fuck out then."
the baddest ass city in california
we will blow your mind in seconds. cool people from scene to gangsta! if you live on the south side THATS WHERE ITS AT! north you got the mall south you got the movie theater
damn its awesome.
we have the coolest black people
ghettoest white people
we all watch things like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom 2
we like to dance and have fun
aint no party like a stockton party!
Scene girl 1: Damn where we headed?
Scene girl 2: NORTH SIDE MALL BETCH!
Scene guy 1: Oh yeah *puts on his coolest shoes
Gangsta guy: Oh yeah scene kids lets roll muthafuckas
Scene girl 2: YAH WE FROM STOCKTON CALIFORNIA
IN THEE sexy 209
A Stockton is a guy who is honest, loves to make people laugh, intellegent and someone who just lightens up your day.
Often gets friendzoned.
That dude is a total Stockton.