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Colton, California - Basic Facts

The City of Colton had a population of 54,580 as of July 1, 2019. 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 34.0739 and longitude -117.3137 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colton 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.


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Colton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Colton, CA Housing Affordability Index is 90
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Colton, CA Wealth Index is 51
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 54,580 (100%)
Population in Households 54,269 (99.4%)
Population in Families 47,413 (86.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 311 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 3,512
Diversity Index2 89
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,843
Average Household Income $61,773
Per Capita Income $17,632
Wealth Index4 51

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,361 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,138 (48.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,168 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $275,656
Housing Affordability Index3 90
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,500
Average Household Size 3.5
Family Households 12,113
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.49% 0.43%
Households 0.37% 0.35%
Families 0.34% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Colton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colton to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 384 75th
Diversity Index # 59 96th
Median Household Income # 1132 26th
Per Capita Income # 1316 14th

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