San Joaquin Partnership

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San Joaquin County offers residents a unique blend of life style opportunities. With a comfortable, affordable life style, abundant recreational facilities, excellent educational opportunities, and diverse cultural resources, San Joaquin County has the amenities of metropolitan living without the congestion, overcrowding and expense. Information is included below on current costs for housing and municipal services in the County.

Average residential sales prices in San Joaquin County are among the lowest of counties in its region. The median price for a three bedroom, two bath home in March of 2006 was $385,000 in Lodi, $435,000 in Manteca, $355,000 in Stockton and $540,000 in Tracy. Rental prices have been fluctuating over the past few months and vary within communities.   As of March 2006, in the Stockton-Lodi MSA, the median monthly rental price for a three bedroom, two bath apartment was $925, a two bedroom, two bath was $887 and a one bedroom, one bath was $664.  

(Source: CB Richard Ellis, DataQuick (March 2006))

Property Tax Rate computes at approximately 1% of Fair Market Value per year, appreciation is limited to 2% per year maximum.
City Rate
Escalon 1.00%
Lathrop 1.00%
Lodi 1.00%
Manteca 1.00%
Ripon 1.03%
Stockton 1.02%
Tracy 1.00%
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From luxurious executive homes to starter homes, San Joaquin County offers a range of choices to suit individual life styles. (Rich Turner Photography)

San Joaquin County home prices on the average are generally lower than prices within the state as illustrated in the comparison chart below:
United States $209,000
California $535,470
Alameda County $584,000
Contra Costa County $540,500
San Joaquin County $429,000
(Source:  California Association of Realtors, DataQuick, National Association of Realtors - March 2006)
 City Electric Gas Water/Sewer
*Escalon  PG&E PG&E City of Escalon
 Lathrop  PG&E PG&E City of Lathrop
 Lodi  City of Lodi PG&E City of Lodi
Manteca  PG&E PG&E City of Manteca
 *Ripon  PG&E PG&E City of Ripon
Stockton  PG&E PG&E City of Stockton
CA. Water Service Co.
 Tracy  PG&E PG&E City of Tracy
* MID may be available for new load.


High Temp Low Temp Precipitation
January 53 37 2.7
April 73 46 1.2
July 94 61 0.0
October 78 50 0.7
Annual 74 48 13.7
(Source: NOAA, US Dept. of Commerce)
Hospitals 8 Television Stations 4
Beds 1,148 Radio Stations 11
Physicians/Surgeons 1,124 Daily Newspapers 4
Nurses (FTE)* 3,540 Weekly Newspapers 6
Dentists* 151


Source:  US Census Bureau, CA EDD-2004 Occupational & Wage Data, InfoUSA 2006
*Stockton-Lodi MSA

San Joaquin County has an agreeable climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters.  The San Joaquin Delta, where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers meet before entering the San Francisco Bay, is an area rich with outdoor recreation opportunities.  The Delta covers over 1,000 miles of navigable rivers, streams and canals for fishing, boating, camping and water sports.  A multitude of regional and city parks are within minutes of residential areas, and year-round spectator sports offer affordable, family style entertainment.  Several major snow ski resorts and facilities in the Sierra are within a two hour drive.  San Joaquin County enjoys a rich variety of cultural resources, recreation and annual community events, some of which are listed below.
Ice Arena (Skating & Hockey)
10 Public Golf Courses
5 Private Golf & Country

Pixie Woods Petting Zoo
Micke Grove Park & Zoo
Caswell State Park
CA Cougars - Major Indoor
     Soccer Team
Stockton Lightning - af2
     Arena Football

Stockton Ports - Minor
      League Class A Baseball

      Team (Oakland Athletics)
Stockton Thunder - East
      Coast Hockey League

1,000 Miles of Delta
Cultural Resources
Haggin Museum

Stockton Symphony
Stockton Opera Association
Stockton Civic Theatre
Children's Museum
Allen Short Gallery
Lodi Symphony
Stockton & CA Chorale

UOP Conservatory of Music
SJ Delta Communty College
SJC Historical Museum

Annual Community Events
Stockton Ag Expo
Bass Masters

Almond Blossom Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival
Business Leadership Summit
San Joaquin Fair & Horse Racing
July 4th Waterfest
California Dry Bean Festival
Lodi Grape Festival
Stockton Asparagus Festival
Manteca Pumpkin Festival
Escalon Park Fete Festival
Lodi-Woodbridge Zin-Fest
Waterfront Blues & Jazz Festivals

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