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Colma, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Colma had a population of 1,747 as of July 1, 2016. Colma ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Colma is located at latitude 37.6767 and longitude -122.4527 in San Mateo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Colma (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 115 feet.

The Town of Colma (GNIS ID: 2413228) 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 Town of Colma is located within South San Francisco CCD of San Mateo County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colma: School House Station, Sutter's Fort, Sutter's Mill.

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


Total Population 1,747
Population in Households 1,717
Population in Familes 1,419
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 917
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 538
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 402
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (31.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 356 (61.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $592,988
Average Home Value $607,735


Median Household Income $87,763
Average Household Income $106,734
Per Capita Income $33,999
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% 0.21%
Households -0.67% 0.07%
Families -0.7% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Colma, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colma 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 # 908 40th
Population Density1 # 794 48th
Diversity Index2 # 78 95th
Median Household Income # 231 85th
Per Capita Income # 480 68th

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