Colton, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Colton, California - Basic Facts

The City of Colton had a population of 53,740 as of July 1, 2016. Colton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colton is located at latitude 34.0545 and longitude -117.325 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colton (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The City of Colton (GNIS ID: 2410200) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Colton is located within San Bernardino CCD of San Bernardino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Colton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 53,740
Population in Households 53,424
Population in Familes 46,618
Population in Group Qrtrs 316
Population Density1 3,507
Diversity Index2 88
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,226
Average Household Size 3.51
Family Households 11,897
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,589 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,637 (45.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,561 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $194,850
Average Home Value $231,216
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,105
Average Household Income $56,813
Per Capita Income $16,409
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.52%
Households 0.27% 0.38%
Families 0.21% 0.37%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Colton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colton to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 174 89th
Population Density1 # 374 75th
Diversity Index2 # 54 96th
Median Household Income # 1110 27th
Per Capita Income # 1295 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.