Located in northern San Joaquin Valley, Stockton is the fourth largest city in California’s Central Valley, and the 13th most populous city in the state, but its population doesn’t equate with positivity/ It’s the second largest city after Detroit to file for bankruptcy, which occurred in July 2012, and it was ranked the tenth most dangerous city in the US in the same year. In 2013 it was also rated the third least literate city in the country.
Stockton has an extensive highway system. Both of California’s primary north-south highways—Interstate 5 and State Route 99—pass through the city. Therefore, if you drive—and you probably will, like 75% of the Stockton population—getting around shouldn’t be too hard. Public transit consists primarily of bus service via the San Joaquin Regional Transit District, but it also connects to other cities via a network of railways, including Amtrak and Altamont Commuter Express (ACE). Stockton is also served by the Stockton Metropolitan airport.