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San Joaquin is a Republican-leaning county in [[President of the United States|Presidential]] and [[United States Congress|Congressional]] elections. The last Democrat to win a majority in the county before 2008 was [[Lyndon B. Johnson|Lyndon Johnson]] in [[United States presidential election, 1964|1964]], although [[Bill Clinton]] won pluralities in the county in 1992 and 1996. However, in 2008, Democrat [[Barack Obama]] won 54% of the county's vote.
 
San Joaquin is a Republican-leaning county in [[President of the United States|Presidential]] and [[United States Congress|Congressional]] elections. The last Democrat to win a majority in the county before 2008 was [[Lyndon B. Johnson|Lyndon Johnson]] in [[United States presidential election, 1964|1964]], although [[Bill Clinton]] won pluralities in the county in 1992 and 1996. However, in 2008, Democrat [[Barack Obama]] won 54% of the county's vote.
   
San Joaquin is part of California's [[California's 11th congressional district|11th]] and [[California's 18th congressional district|18th]] congressional districts, which are held by Democrats [[Jerry McNerney]] and [[Dennis Cardoza]] respectively. In the [[California State Assembly|State Assembly]] San Joaquin is part of the 10th, 15th, 17th, 26th Assembly districts. The 17th is held by Democrat [[Cathleen Galgiani]] while the 10th, 15th, and 26th are held by Democrats [[Alyson Huber]] and [[Joan Buchanan]], and Republican [[Bill Berryhill]], respectively. In the [[California State Senate|State Senate]] San Joaquin is part of the 5th and 14th districts, which are held by Democrat [[Lois Wolk]] and Republican [[Dave Cogdill]] respectively. County government was recently{{when|date=June 2009}} rocked by a scandal concerning county employees editing [[Wikipedia]] entries from county/city computers.
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San Joaquin is part of California's [[California's 11th congressional district|11th]] and [[California's 18th congressional district|18th]] congressional districts, which are held by Democrats [[Jerry McNerney]] and [[Dennis Cardoza]] respectively. Given that the two districts are held by democrats, it is hard to understand why Wiki editors say that San Joaquin is a Republican-leaning county. Ed Brooks.
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In the [[California State Assembly|State Assembly]] San Joaquin is part of the 10th, 15th, 17th, 26th Assembly districts. The 17th is held by Democrat [[Cathleen Galgiani]] while the 10th, 15th, and 26th are held by Democrats [[Alyson Huber]] and [[Joan Buchanan]], and Republican [[Bill Berryhill]], respectively. In the [[California State Senate|State Senate]] San Joaquin is part of the 5th and 14th districts, which are held by Democrat [[Lois Wolk]] and Republican [[Dave Cogdill]] respectively. County government was recently{{when|date=June 2009}} rocked by a scandal concerning county employees editing [[Wikipedia]] entries from county/city computers.
   
 
On November 4, 2008, San Joaquin County voted 65.5 % for Proposition 8 which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages.<ref>[http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/county/#val=CAI01p4 County Results - Election Center 2008 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com]</ref>
 
On November 4, 2008, San Joaquin County voted 65.5 % for Proposition 8 which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages.<ref>[http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/county/#val=CAI01p4 County Results - Election Center 2008 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com]</ref>

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County of San Joaquin
County
Official seal of County of San Joaquin
Seal
Location in the state of California
Location in the state of California
California's location in the United States
California's location in the United States
Country United States
State California
Region San Joaquin Valley
Incorporated 1850
County seat Stockton
Largest city Stockton
Area
 • Total 1,426 sq mi (3,690 km2)
 • Land 1,399 sq mi (3,620 km2)
 • Water 27 sq mi (70 km2)
Population (2007 Est.) 685,990
 • Density 404/sq mi (156/km2)
Time zone Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Website www.sjgov.org

San Joaquin County (pronounced /ˈsæn wɑːˈkiːn/ (deprecated template)) is a county located in Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, just east of the San Francisco Bay Area. As of 2006, the population was approximately 620,000.The urban population is 610,783 people. The county seat is Stockton.

History

San Joaquin County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.

The county takes its name from the San Joaquin River. In the early 1800s Lieutenant Gabriel Moraga, commanding an expedition in the lower great California Central Valley, gave the name of San Joaquin (meaning Joachim) to a rivulet that springs from the Sierra Nevada and empties into Buena Vista Lake. San Joaquin County is also home to the site of the San Joaquin Valley's first permanent residence.

Between 1843 and 1846, during the era when California was a province of independent Mexico, five Mexican land grants where made in what became San Joaquin County: Campo de los Franceses, Pescadero (Grimes), Pescadero (Pico), Sanjon de los Moquelumnes and Thompson.

Tracy tire fire

On August 7, 1998, a tire fire ignited at S.F. Royster's Tire Disposal just south of Tracy on South MacArthur Drive, near Linne Rd. The tire dump held over 7 million illegally stored tires and was allowed to burn for over two years before it was extinguished. Allowing the fire to burn was considered to be a better way to avoid groundwater contamination than putting it out.[1] The cleanup cost $16.2 million and wound up contaminating local groundwater anyway.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,426 square miles (3,694 km²), of which 1,399 square miles (3,624 km²) is land and 27 square miles (70 km²) (1.89%) is water.

Cities, towns, and communities

According to the U.S. GNIS, there are 109 populated places in the county.

Incorporated cities and towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated areas and communities

Clements, California

National protected area

Transportation Infrastructure

Major highways

State Route 88

Freeway/California Delta Highway)

Public transportation

San Joaquin Regional Transit District provides city bus service within Stockton. RTD also runs intercity routes throughout the county, and subscription commuter routes to Livermore, Pleasanton, Sacramento and Santa Clara County.

The cities of Lodi, Manteca, Tracy and Ripon operate their own bus systems.

Train and bus service

Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains both stop in Stockton. Amtrak's San Joaquins Oakland-Bakersfield train stops at the San Joaquin Street Station. Amtrak's San Joaquins Sacramento-Bakersfield trains stop at the Robert J. Cabral Station which is also used by Altamont Commuter Express trains which originate in Stockton. RTD Hopper is a public bus service connecting Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, Lathrop, Thornton, Woodbridge, Acampo, Morada, and Linden to Stockton, Tracy, and Lodi.

Airports

Stockton Metropolitan Airport features passenger service to Las Vegas along with cargo service and general aviation. Other general aviation airports in the county include Escalon Airport, Lodi Airport and Tracy Municipal Airport.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 35,452
1910 50,731 43.1%
1920 79,905 57.5%
1930 102,940 28.8%
1940 134,207 30.4%
1950 200,750 49.6%
1960 249,989 24.5%
1970 290,208 16.1%
1980 347,342 19.7%
1990 480,628 38.4%
2000 563,598 17.3%

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there were 563,598 people, 181,629 households, and 134,768 families residing in the county. The population density was 403 people per square mile (156/km²). There were 189,160 housing units at an average density of 135 per square mile (52/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.13% White, 6.69% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 11.41% Asian, 0.35% Pacific Islander, 16.26% from other races, and 6.05% from two or more races. 30.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 9.3% were of German, 5.3% Irish and 5.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 66.4% spoke English, 21.3% Spanish, 2.2% Tagalog, 1.8% Mon-Khmer or Cambodian, 1.1% Vietnamese and 1.1% Hmong as their first language.

There were 181,629 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,282, and the median income for a family was $46,919. Males had a median income of $39,246 versus $27,507 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,365. About 13.5% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The county is governed by a five-member board of supervisors[3], who are assisted in day-to-day operations by a county administrator hired by the board.[4]

Politics

Presidential election results
Year GOP DEM Others
2008 44.2% 74,318 54.0% 90,851 1.7% 2,874
2004 53.2% 100,978 45.8% 87,012 1.0% 1,874
2000 48.9% 81,773 47.7% 79,776 3.4% 5,960
1996 44.9% 65,131 46.3% 67,253 8.8% 12,756
1992 37.8% 58,355 41.3% 63,655 20.9% 32,200
1988 54.4% 75,309 44.6% 61,699 1.0% 1,445
1984 59.6% 81,795 39.2% 53,846 1.2% 1,572
1980 55.4% 64,718 35.6% 41,551 9.1% 10,594
1976 49.6% 50,277 48.1% 48,733 2.3% 2,351
1972 55.3% 61,646 39.5% 44,062 5.2% 5,761
1968 48.0% 47,293 42.7% 42,073 9.3% 9,223
1964 38.1% 36,546 61.8% 59,210 0.1% 83
1960 52.8% 48,441 46.8% 42,855 0.4% 361

San Joaquin is a Republican-leaning county in Presidential and Congressional elections. The last Democrat to win a majority in the county before 2008 was Lyndon Johnson in 1964, although Bill Clinton won pluralities in the county in 1992 and 1996. However, in 2008, Democrat Barack Obama won 54% of the county's vote.

San Joaquin is part of California's 11th and 18th congressional districts, which are held by Democrats Jerry McNerney and Dennis Cardoza respectively. Given that the two districts are held by democrats, it is hard to understand why Wiki editors say that San Joaquin is a Republican-leaning county. Ed Brooks.

In the State Assembly San Joaquin is part of the 10th, 15th, 17th, 26th Assembly districts. The 17th is held by Democrat Cathleen Galgiani while the 10th, 15th, and 26th are held by Democrats Alyson Huber and Joan Buchanan, and Republican Bill Berryhill, respectively. In the State Senate San Joaquin is part of the 5th and 14th districts, which are held by Democrat Lois Wolk and Republican Dave Cogdill respectively. County government was recently[when?] rocked by a scandal concerning county employees editing Wikipedia entries from county/city computers.

On November 4, 2008, San Joaquin County voted 65.5 % for Proposition 8 which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages.[5]

Education

San Joaquin County is home to 14 public school districts and numerous private schools.

District Name Enrollment Lang Arts Performance Math Performance
Escalon Unified 3,140 49.4% 46.0%
Lincoln Unified 8,712 50.9% 51.3%
Linden Unified 2,758 44.4% 45.9%
Lodi Unified 31,266 38.0% 43.1%
Manteca Unified 23,643 42.7% 42.4%
Ripon Unified 3,014 58.3% 60.3%
Stockton Unified 38,617 29.1% 38.2%
Tracy Unified 17,375 44.3% 41.2%
  Averages for all Districts[6] 45.5% 48.5%

On June, 8 2010 Lammersville Unified School District was approved in the new town of * Mountain House.[7].

Industry

San Joaquin County is home to at least two publicly traded companies: Diamond Foods (DMND) and Pacific State Bancorp (PSBC). The shares of both companies are traded on NASDAQ.

See also

References

  1. ^ Rubber Threat: Tracy tire fire highlights old problem. Lodi News-Sentinel. 18 August 1998.
  2. ^ Breitler, Alex. Byproducts from 1998 tire fire found in water. Record. 20 Dec. 2005.
  3. ^ Board of Supervisors webpage
  4. ^ County Administrator's webpage
  5. ^ County Results - Election Center 2008 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com
  6. ^ A statewide average for this value is not computed by the California Department of Education.
  7. ^ "Voters approve Lammersville school unification". Tracy press. Jun 08, 2010. Retrieved Jun 08, 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)

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