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Welcome to Stockton ...

The village of Stockton is located in Jo Daviess County<1>.

The location of Stockton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Stockton: STAHK-tuhn<3>

When the people of Stockton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Stocktonian<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stockton has a population of 1,712 people<5> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Stockton.

Stockton is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<6>.

Time Zone: Stockton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Stockton: (815) and (779)<7>

The ZIP code for Stockton: 61085<8>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stockton had an population of 1,712 people. This is a decrease of 8.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stockton had a population of 1,862 people (or 8.21% of the total population of Jo Daviess County). This makes Stockton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Stockton represents 0.01% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 511st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,862 people, the population of Stockton decreased 3.32% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,926 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Stockton.

Communities Also Named Stockton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Stockton - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Delaware, Georgia (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Maryland (3), Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Stockton.

Communities near Stockton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Stockton.

  • Freeport [Stephenson County]
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    • Freeport [Stephenson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<9> to the east of Stockton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,447 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeport<10>
  • Savanna [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savanna
    • Savanna [Carroll County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<9> to the south of Stockton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,777 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savanna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savanna<10>
  • Lena [Stephenson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
    • Lena [Stephenson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<9> to the east of Stockton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<10>
  • Mount Carroll [Carroll County]
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    • Lanark [Carroll County]
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      • Lanark [Carroll County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<9> to the southeast of Stockton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lanark<10>
    • Warren [Jo Daviess County]
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      • Warren [Jo Daviess County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<9> to the north of Stockton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<10>
    • Shullsburg [Lafayette County]
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      • Shullsburg [Lafayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<9> to the northwest of Stockton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shullsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shullsburg
    • Pearl City [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl City
      • Pearl City [Stephenson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<9> to the southeast of Stockton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 772 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl City<10>
    • Hanover [Jo Daviess County]
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      • Hanover [Jo Daviess County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<9> to the southwest of Stockton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover<10>
    • Elizabeth [Jo Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Jo Daviess County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<9> to the west of Stockton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<10>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Stockton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stockton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Stockton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Stockton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stockton. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Stockton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stockton ...

Looking for more information about Stockton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Stockton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Stockton.

Adding Stockton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Stockton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Stockton was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Stockton in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Stockton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Jo Daviess County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stockton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jo Daviess County: www.jodaviess.org/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Jo Daviess, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Stockton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Stockton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Stockton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Stockton.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stockton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<8>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Stockton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Stockton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<9>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stockton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stockton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StocktonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stockton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3511, Longitude: -90.0072       In this case, the coordinates for Stockton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<10>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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