Stockton is a city located in Cedar County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,960. It is the county seat of Cedar County6.
Stockton is located at 37°41'48" North, 93°47'43" West (37.696552, -93.795200)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 km˛ (2.1 mi˛). 5.5 km˛ (2.1 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,960 people, 814 households, and 473 families residing in the city. The population density is 355.3/km˛ (921.7/mi˛). There are 968 housing units at an average density of 175.5/km˛ (455.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 95.66% White, 0.41% African American, 0.51% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. 1.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 814 households out of which 25.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% are non-families. 38.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 23.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.14 and the average family size is 2.85.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $25,353, and the median income for a family is $34,427. Males have a median income of $22,574 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,540. 14.8% of the population and 7.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.0% of those under the age of 18 and 10.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.