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Stockton
Unincorporated community
Stockton Post Office
Stockton Post Office
Country United States
State Georgia
County Lanier
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 31649

Stockton is an unincorporated community in Lanier County, Georgia, United States. Estimated population of 962. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 55.66 percent.

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.

Demographics

The population density was 19 people per square mile (49/km²).

Family

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.

Race

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.

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.

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.

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