Stockton's population is very diverse in terms of race. Data show that 37% of the population is white, over 12% is African American, 21.5% are Asian, and 6.9% are mixed race. Recent data show that over 35% of the population is of Mexican descent.

When looking at the population by age groups, 29.9% are under the age of 18, making up the largest group. Over one-quarter of the population are between the ages of 25 and 44. Ten percent are at least 65 years old.

**There are more females than males living in Stockton, with 96.1 males for every 100 females.**

*Close to one-quarter of Stockton’s total population lives below the federal poverty line. *