Colma, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Colma, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Colma had a population of 1,840 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 1,840
Population in Households 1,811
Population in Familes 1,506
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 966
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $93,970
Average Household Income $120,139
Per Capita Income $38,369


Total Housing Units 595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 366 (61.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $725,000
Average Home Value $789,806


Total Households 571
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 427
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 0.37% 0.36%
Households 0.21% 0.28%
Families 0.2% 0.28%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

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, 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 # 902 41st
Population Density # 787 48th
Diversity Index # 118 92nd
Median Household Income # 259 83rd
Per Capita Income # 442 71st

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