The 5 Cheapest Stockton, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2024

The cheapest Stockton neighborhoods are Bear Creek and Country Club for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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Everything else equal, we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Stockton might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

What exactly are those Stockton neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and determine which neighborhoods in Stockton are the cheapest using Saturday Night Science.

The Cheapest Neighborhoods In Stockton For 2024

  1. Bear Creek
  2. Country Club
  3. Seaport
  4. Spanos Park
  5. Lincoln Village Proper

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Stockton for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Bear Creek looks to be the cheapest Stockton neighborhood to live in.

At this point, we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Stockton. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Stockton that deserve a little bragging rights, or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Stockton.

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Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 5 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Stockton For 2024

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Population: 16,747
Cost Of Living Index: 110 (9th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.9 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (4th cheapest)
More on Bear Creek: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 5,705
Cost Of Living Index: 104 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.6 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (3rd cheapest)
More on Country Club: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 32,392
Cost Of Living Index: 96 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.028 (15th cheapest)
More on Seaport: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 7,546
Cost Of Living Index: 127 (14th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (5th cheapest)
More on Spanos Park: Data | Real Estate

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Population: 6,786
Cost Of Living Index: 112 (11th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.5 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (2nd cheapest)
More on Lincoln Village Proper: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Stockton Hoods In 2024

To rank the cheapest places to live in Stockton, we had to determine what criteria define “cheap” and then apply Saturday Night Science.

Using Census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 15 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index, the “Cheapest City Neighborhood In Stockton.” We’re lookin’ at you, Bear Creek.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our fourth time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Stockton. Skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city, from cheapest to most expensive.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In Stockton

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Stockton where prices are low, and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

The most affordable neighborhoods in Stockton are Bear Creek, Country Club, Seaport, Spanos Park, Lincoln Village Proper, Sherwood Manor, Pacific, Park, Valley Oak, and Stonewood.

As mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Stockton aren’t all cheap. Lincoln Village West takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Stockton.

The most expensive neighborhoods in Stockton are Lincoln Village West, Weston Ranch, Lakeview, Brookside, and Civic Center.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Stockton For 2024

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Bear Creek 110
2 Country Club 104
3 Seaport 96
4 Spanos Park 127
5 Lincoln Village Proper 112
6 Sherwood Manor 111
7 Pacific 104
8 Park 100
9 Valley Oak 106
10 Stonewood 106
11 Civic Center 96
12 Brookside 133
13 Lakeview 109
14 Weston Ranch 114
15 Lincoln Village West 120
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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