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Rooks County Courthouse (2014)
|• Total||1.66 sq mi (4.29 km2)|
|• Land||1.66 sq mi (4.29 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,801 ft (549 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||759.52/sq mi (293.18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Stockton was founded in 1872. Several of the earliest settlers were cattle dealers and they named their new home Stocktown, or as it soon became Stockton. Stockton was incorporated as a city in 1879.
Stockton is located on the natural trail up the valley of the South Solomon River and where the military supply trail from Fort Kearney, Nebraska, to Fort Hays, Kansas, crossed the South Solomon River. Stockton survived & grew during the thirteen years from founding until the arrival of the railroad in 1885.
Stockton was featured in British author Tony Parker's 1989 book Bird, Kansas in which he transcribed tape recorded interviews with local residents.
Stockton is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.23 square miles (5.78 km2), all of it land.(39.436328, -99.271641). According to the
- Rooks County Historical Society Frank Walker Museum
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,329 people, 606 households, and 369 families residing in the city. The population density was 596.0 inhabitants per square mile (230.1/km2). There were 743 housing units at an average density of 333.2 per square mile (128.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.
There were 606 households, of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.74.
The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.
Stockton is part of Unified School District 271.
Notable individuals who were born in and/or have lived in Stockton include:
- Elam Bartholomew (1852-1934), Horticulturalist and Botanist
- Dale Dodrill (1926-2019), football defensive tackle
- Roy Fisher (1918-1999), editor, reporter
- Lorenzo Fuller (1919-2011), singer, musician and actor.
- Ken Randle (1923-2011), Project leader for the NASA Futures Team responsible for the Grand Tour which became the Voyager Mission and Mariner 10, AIAA Distinguished Service for getting legislation through Congress for National Space Week Award
- Mal Stevens (1900-1979), football halfback, coach, surgeon
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