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Colton, California - Basic Facts

The City of Colton had a population of 54,456 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

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Colton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 54,456
Population in Households 54,154
Population in Familes 47,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 302
Population Density2 3,554
Diversity Index3 88


Median Household Income $47,037
Average Household Income $61,826
Per Capita Income $17,852


Total Housing Units 16,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,450 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,008 (47.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,295 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $257,733
Average Home Value $287,557


Total Households 15,458
Average Household Size 3.5
Family Households 12,092
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.52% 0.61%
Households 0.39% 0.52%
Families 0.36% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2018 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 # 173 89th
Population Density # 376 75th
Diversity Index # 59 96th
Median Household Income # 1076 29th
Per Capita Income # 1295 15th

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