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Stockton is located in the far southern portion of the state on U.S. Highway 84, near Valdosta and Lakeland. The surrounding area produces tobacco, turpentine, pine lumber, and pulpwood. Moody Air Force Base is located nearby, and transport is provided mainly by U.S. Route 84 and U.S. Route 129. Stockton is located near the Alapaha River and CSX Transportation runs through Stockton at least twice a day. Stockton's zip code is 31649.
The population density was 19 people per square mile (49/km²).
The median age is 34.3, while the nationwide median is 37.6. 57.32% of people in Stockton are married, and 12.28% are divorced.
The average household size is 2.7 people. 29.97% of people are married, with children. 10.59% have children, but are single.
83.37% of people are white, 14.66% are black, 0.18% are Asian, 0.36% are Native American, and 1.43% claim 'Other'.
1.19% of the people in Stockton claim Hispanic ethnicity.
The median home cost in Stockton is $103,900.
Renters make up 10.72% of the Stockton population. 14.48% of houses and apartments in Stockton are unoccupied.
Cost of living
Stockton's cost of living is 22.60% lower than the U.S. average. Stockton public schools spend $5,164 per student. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Stockton.
Based on the US cost of living of 100, Stockton's cost of living is 74, well below the national average.
The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. Stockton's schools expenditure is $5,164 per student. There are 16 pupils per teacher, 352 students per librarian, and 751 children per counselor in Stockton.
Georgia sales tax rate is 7.00%. Income tax is 6.00%.
The income per capita is $12,143, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $27,377.
The unemployment rate in Stockton is 4.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 4.60%). Recent job growth is Positive. Stockton jobs have Increased by 2.18 percent.
In 1944 it was the site of a train derailment caused by a broken rail in which 47 people were killed.
Fire Truck Crash
A fire department crash has also claimed the life of a Stockton fire fighter when the truck he was riding in rolled over while avoiding two vehicles at the intersection of U.S. Route 84 and U.S. Route 129.