Colton, California

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Population in 2017: 54,828 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.0%
 
Males: 26,440  (48.2%)
Females: 28,388  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

30.9 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 92313, 92324, 92376, 92408, 92410.

Colton Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,955 (it was $35,777 in 2000)
Colton:

$49,955
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,708 (it was $13,460 in 2000)

Colton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $247,223 (it was $99,800 in 2000)
Colton:

$247,223
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $242,014; detached houses: $261,484; townhouses or other attached units: $208,374; in 2-unit structures: $217,170; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,592; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,022; mobile homes: $49,444; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $557

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,126.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colton: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.3%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.9% for Black residents, 17.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.1% for American Indian residents, 79.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.0% for other race residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Colton, CA (2017)
    • 38,81870.4%Hispanic
    • 9,02916.4%White alone
    • 4,0327.3%Black alone
    • 2,6234.8%Asian alone
    • 6871.2%Two or more races
    • 2530.5%American Indian alone
    • 910.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 430.08%Other race alone

Races in Colton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 94 registered sex offenders living in Colton, California as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colton is 582 to 1.


Crime rates in Colton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(9.7)
5
(9.7)
9
(17.3)
3
(5.9)
5
(9.8)
6
(11.8)
4
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.7)
1
(1.9)
3
(5.5)
2
(3.6)
4
(7.3)
11
(19.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
17
(32.9)
13
(25.1)
9
(17.3)
6
(11.7)
8
(15.7)
14
(27.6)
8
(15.2)
10
(18.7)
6
(11.2)
8
(15.0)
11
(20.2)
10
(18.1)
6
(10.9)
11
(19.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
105
(203.0)
132
(254.8)
116
(223.4)
121
(236.4)
94
(185.0)
79
(155.8)
90
(170.6)
84
(157.2)
69
(129.2)
61
(114.1)
77
(141.3)
98
(177.9)
115
(208.6)
77
(139.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
140
(270.7)
194
(374.4)
111
(213.8)
139
(271.6)
115
(226.4)
71
(140.0)
87
(164.9)
95
(177.8)
84
(157.3)
67
(125.3)
94
(172.5)
103
(186.9)
120
(217.7)
85
(154.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
472
(912.6)
477
(920.6)
498
(959.1)
417
(814.8)
437
(860.2)
406
(800.7)
446
(845.2)
526
(984.4)
532
(996.2)
381
(712.3)
361
(662.3)
304
(551.7)
264
(478.9)
324
(586.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
983
(1,901)
847
(1,635)
983
(1,893)
1,029
(2,011)
988
(1,945)
890
(1,755)
844
(1,599)
1,027
(1,922)
1,018
(1,906)
891
(1,666)
889
(1,631)
806
(1,463)
828
(1,502)
851
(1,542)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
486
(939.6)
419
(808.7)
448
(862.8)
379
(740.6)
277
(545.2)
283
(558.1)
268
(507.9)
354
(662.5)
386
(722.8)
303
(566.5)
465
(853.2)
536
(972.8)
347
(629.5)
425
(769.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(11.6)
9
(17.4)
5
(9.6)
11
(21.5)
11
(21.7)
4
(7.9)
13
(24.6)
8
(15.0)
1
(1.9)
4
(7.5)
3
(5.5)
12
(21.8)
7
(12.7)
14
(25.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)375.7385.2370.2343.1314.7291.4275.2296.5290.5236.8283.9287.5273.3292.8

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City-data.com crime index in Colton, CA

Crime rate in Colton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 77 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.92
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: American (3.0%), English (1.5%), German (1.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 15.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,628 people per square mile   (average).

Colton, California map

11,855 residents are foreign born (17.4% Latin America, 3.5% Asia).

This city:

21.5%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,242 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,728 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rialto, CA (4.7 miles , pop. 91,873).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Riverside, CA (9.1 miles , pop. 255,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (60.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Grand Terrace, CA (1.5 miles ),
Highgrove, CA (1.9 miles ),
Loma Linda, CA (2.1 miles ),
Bloomington, CA (2.1 miles ),
Rialto, CA (2.2 miles ),
San Bernardino, CA (2.2 miles ),
Crestmore Heights, CA (2.2 miles ),
Warm Springs, CA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.06 N, Longitude: 117.32 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,325 (-2.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,749 (16.4%)

Area code: 909

Distribution of median household income in Colton, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Colton, CA in 2017

Property values in Colton, CA

Colton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
California:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Colton, CA
Historical housing units in Colton, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +7,563 (+18.9%).
Most common industries in Colton, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.0%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Colton, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Colton, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Colton, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 153. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

153
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.338. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.338
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 15.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.418. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.418
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 32.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00564. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00564
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Colton-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 722% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from Colton center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 110.2 miles away from Colton center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 18.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Bernardino County (44) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 23, Floods: 18, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colton topographic map

Main business address for: STATER BROS HOLDINGS INC (RETAIL-GROCERY STORES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Colton:

  • ARROWHEAD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 400 NORTH PEPPER AVENUE)
  • CHARTER HOSPICE (1200 E WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE F-4)
  • CORNERSTONE HOSPICE, INC (1461 EAST COOLEY DRIVE, #220)
  • RECHE CANYON REGIONAL REHAB CENTER (1350 RECHE CANYON RD)
  • WESTERN HEALTHCARE CENTER (1700 E. WASHINGTON STREET)
  • ARROWHEAD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (400 N. PEPPER AVENUE)
  • RAI-CARE CENTERS OF COLTON, LLC (1275 W. C STREET)
  • ASSURED CARE HOME SERVICES (1280 E COOLEY DR, SUITE 1 & 2)
  • IN HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (1280 E COOLEY DRIVE SUITE 7)
  • SPECIAL CARE (1016 E COOLEY DRIVE, STE G)

Heliports located in Colton:

Amtrak stations near Colton:

  • 3 miles: SAN BERNADINO (SAN BERNARDINO, 1170 W. 3RD ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 7 miles: RIVERSIDE (4066 VINE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: MORENO VALLEY (ARCO MINI MART, 2624 E. ALESSANDRO BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones.

Colleges/Universities in Colton:

  • Summit College (Full-time enrollment: 1,379; Location: 851 S. Cooley Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.summitcollege.edu)
  • Four-D College (Full-time enrollment: 680; Location: 1020 East Washington Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.4dcollege.edu)
  • Coast Career Institute (Full-time enrollment: 362; Location: 1250 E. Cooley Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.coastcareer.com/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colton:

  • San Bernardino Valley College (about 2 miles; San Bernardino, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,444)
  • The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Inland Empire (about 3 miles; San Bernardino, CA; FT enrollment: 2,238)
  • Loma Linda University (about 4 miles; Loma Linda, CA; FT enrollment: 2,839)
  • University of California-Riverside (about 7 miles; Riverside, CA; FT enrollment: 20,647)
  • Riverside City College (about 8 miles; Riverside, CA; FT enrollment: 10,661)
  • California State University-San Bernardino (about 9 miles; San Bernardino, CA; FT enrollment: 15,748)
  • University of Redlands (about 10 miles; Redlands, CA; FT enrollment: 4,854)

Public high schools in Colton:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Colton:

See full list of schools located in Colton

Library in Colton:

  • COLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,481,922; Location: 656 N. NINTH ST.; 69,043 books; 4,866 audio materials; 3,314 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 165 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under the heading: Colleges/Universities in Colton: The listing: "FOUR D SUCCESS ACADEMY" should be changed to: FOUR-D COLLEGE http://www.4dcollege.com/ or http://www.fourdcollege.edu/ Thanks, Klaus

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Colton: City of Colton Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Colton-San Bernardino Sewage Treatment Plant (B), Movieland Frontier Town (C), Cooley Ranch (D), Sam Snead Golf Course (E), Colton Fire Department Station 4 (F), Colton Fire Department Station 2 (G), Colton Fire Department Station 3 (H), Colton Public Library (I), Carnegie Public Library (J), Colton Fire Department Station 1 (K), Luque Branch Colton Public Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Plaza las Flores Shopping Center (1), Mount Vernon Shopping Center (2), The Courtyard Shopping Center (3), Rancho Vista Shopping Center (4), Cooley Plaza Shopping Center (5), Centre Pointe Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Colton: STATER BROS HOLDINGS INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Colton include: Assembly of God Church (A), Colton Christian Church (B), Foursquare Church of Colton (C), Inland Korean Community Church (D), Olive Street Baptist Church (E), Praise Temple Christian Fellowship Church (F), Sae Rom Korean Presbyterian Church (G), Calvary Chapel of Colton (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hermosa Cemetery (1), Montecito Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Colton Recreation Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Warm Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Colton include: Colton Plunge Park (1), Fleming Park (2), Veterans Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Colton Area Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 380 North La Cadena Drive), Book Support Services (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2100 Skyview Drive).

Birthplace of: George T. Sakato - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Rex Johnston - Baseball player, Rodolfo P. Hernandez - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Stanford Caldwell Hooper - Admiral, George Caster - Baseball player, Jerrad Knotts - College basketball player (Albany Great Danes), Kevinn Pinkney - College basketball player (Nevada Wolf Pack), Susan Woodstra - Volleyball player.

San Bernardino County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

3.5 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

78.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.2%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Colton in 2010:

  • 243 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Colton in 2000:

  • 123 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 52 people in other group homes
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Colton (2011 data):

  • Citibank, National Association: 615 North La Cadena Drive Branch at 615 North La Cadena Drive, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Citizens Business Bank: Colton Branch at 308 North La Cadena Drive, branch established on 1984/05/01. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $6,475.4 mil, Deposits: $4,625.6 mil, headquarters in Ontario, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Cvb Financial Corp.
  • BBCN Bank: Inland Branch at 1040 S. Mt. Vernon Ave. #a, branch established on 2000/09/11. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $5,170.7 mil, Deposits: $3,989.4 mil, headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: Bbcn Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Colton Branch at 395 North La Cadena Drive, branch established on 1934/12/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Colton:

Marital status in Colton, CA
  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Colton:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Colton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Colton:

(Colton, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Colton, CA (based on San Bernardino County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic445,33455
Evangelical Protestant243,524832
Other80,047205
Mainline Protestant26,062135
Black Protestant14,96937
Orthodox3,86810
None1,221,406-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 301
San Bernardino County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
San Bernardino County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 114
This county:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 320
San Bernardino County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 940
San Bernardino County:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Bernardino County:

7.4%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Bernardino County:

27.1%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Colton:

46.2%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.5%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Colton:

28.4
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.0%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Colton:

11.1%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Colton:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Colton:

30.7%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.2%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Colton:

81.9%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colton, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 65$525,345$96,9870$0
Firefighters 41$461,671$135,1230$0
Electric Power 30$263,482$105,3930$0
Police - Other 29$177,713$73,53616$19,752
Other and Unallocable 29$182,931$75,69650$58,092
Financial Administration 29$187,775$77,7003$5,212
Other Government Administration 25$153,140$73,5073$5,982
Streets and Highways 16$90,491$67,8680$0
Water Supply 13$100,620$92,8802$4,121
Housing and Community Development (Local) 11$83,935$91,5651$1,270
Parks and Recreation 10$54,639$65,5670$0
Local Libraries 9$38,660$51,5476$6,436
Sewerage 7$42,857$73,4690$0
Fire - Other 4$30,711$92,1330$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 318$2,393,970$90,33881$100,865

Colton government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $1,684,000 ($30.71)
    Regular Highways: $763,000 ($13.92)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $51,186,000 ($933.57)
    Police Protection: $10,561,000 ($192.62)
    Sewerage: $10,209,000 ($186.20)
    Water Utilities: $8,690,000 ($158.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,127,000 ($129.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,912,000 ($71.35)
    Central Staff Services: $3,760,000 ($68.58)
    Regular Highways: $2,635,000 ($48.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,895,000 ($34.56)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $681,000 ($12.42)
    Health - Other: $576,000 ($10.51)
    Financial Administration: $97,000 ($1.77)
    Libraries: $71,000 ($1.29)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($0.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,370,000 ($79.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $3,864,000 ($70.47)
    General Public Building: $904,000 ($16.49)
    Water Utilities: $695,000 ($12.68)
    General - Other: $491,000 ($8.96)
    Sewerage: $412,000 ($7.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $75,000 ($1.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($0.57)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($0.55)

Colton government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,802,000 ($160.54)
    Other: $1,135,000 ($20.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $255,000 ($4.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $193,000 ($3.52)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($0.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $176,000 ($3.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $6,681,000 ($121.85)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,217,000 ($58.67)
    Special Assessments: $562,000 ($10.25)
    Fines and Forfeits: $541,000 ($9.87)
    Interest Earnings: $284,000 ($5.18)
    Sale of Property: $19,000 ($0.35)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($0.09)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $64,305,000 ($1172.85)
    Water Utilities: $11,516,000 ($210.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,853,000 ($70.27)
    Highways: $1,192,000 ($21.74)
    Electric Utilities: $121,000 ($2.21)
    Health and Hospitals: $47,000 ($0.86)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($0.58)
  • Tax - Property: $15,474,000 ($282.23)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,546,000 ($82.91)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,352,000 ($24.66)
    Public Utilities Sales: $947,000 ($17.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $501,000 ($9.14)
    Other License: $264,000 ($4.82)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $68,000 ($1.24)

Colton government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,021,000 ($2645.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $133,527,000 ($2435.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,643,000 ($777.76)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,149,000 ($568.12)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,135,000 ($20.70)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $910,000 ($16.60)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $225,000 ($4.10)

Colton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,376,000 ($225.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,621,000 ($868.55)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,242,000 ($223.28)

6.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
California average:

5.03%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($422 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.06%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  2.36% ($47,062 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  1.21% ($44,347)
from Orange County, CA  0.45% ($54,634)


6.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,360 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
California average:

5.21%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($442 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.06%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Riverside County, CA  1.44% ($51,234 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.41% ($44,592)
to Orange County, CA  0.44% ($65,610)
Businesses in Colton, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Holiday Inn1
99 Cents Only Stores2Jack In The Box4
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Arby's1Kroger1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King2McDonald's2
Carl\s Jr.1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid2
Dennys2Sprint Nextel1
Discount Tire1Starbucks2
El Pollo Loco1Subway4
FedEx5T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell2
GameStop1U-Haul3
Goodwill1UPS4
H&R Block1Walmart1
Hilton1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Colton:

  • KRLH (590 AM; 2 kW; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTDD (1350 AM; 5 kW; SAN BERNARDINO, CA)
  • KEZY (1240 AM; 1 kW; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: HI-FAVOR BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKDD (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KHPY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MORENO VALLEY, CA; Owner: DELBERT L. VAN VOORHIS)
  • KCAL (1410 AM; 5 kW; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDIF (1440 AM; 1 kW; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPRO (1570 AM; 5 kW; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: OLIVE L. SHERBAN)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colton:

  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KOLA (99.9 FM; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: INLAND EMPIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KUCR (88.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF CA)
  • KVCR (91.9 FM; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • K295AI (106.9 FM; MUSCOY, CA; Owner: ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • KCXX (103.9 FM; LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA; Owner: ALL-PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KGGI (99.1 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLYY (97.5 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K201CD (88.1 FM; VICTORVILLE, CA; Owner: SAN BERNARDINO COMMNTY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • K264AF (100.7 FM; GUASTI, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K201AR (88.1 FM; BANNING, CA; Owner: KSGN, INC.)
  • K232CX (94.3 FM; DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFRG (95.1 FM; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Colton:

  • KSGA-LP (Channel 59; SANTA BARBARA, CA; Owner: KJLA, LLC)
  • KVCR-TV (Channel 24; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KHIZ (Channel 64; BARSTOW, CA; Owner: SUNBELT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KBLM-LP (Channel 25; RIVERSIDE/PERRIS, CA; Owner: LOUIS MARTINEZ FAMILY GROUP, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Colton: Rodolfo P. Hernandez.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Colton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 78Number of bridges
  • 2,228ft / 679mTotal length
  • $33,537,000Total costs
  • 5,180,230Total average daily traffic
  • 463,382Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,147,132Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Colton, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 211950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 401970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Colton, CA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED266$148,743145$109,195190$166,97916$77,4511$9,963,51073$95,4216$39,993
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED29$162,75728$115,58745$170,7476$45,3351$8,500,00010$116,8116$41,180
APPLICATIONS DENIED61$155,45939$103,447188$175,77720$68,4400$032$117,64510$71,508
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN57$146,69028$114,96075$188,5166$31,2431$152,14017$112,7692$102,635
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$155,36911$134,32619$156,3742$37,3201$430,9406$78,5632$120,030

Detailed mortgage data for all 13 tracts in Colton, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$153,9842$88,915
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$217,4973$245,153
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$110,9001$239,770
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$216,2170$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Colton, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Colton, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 181. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 384 took place in 2018, and the least - 10 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Colton, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (52.3%), and Structure Fires (22.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Colton, CA
    • 1,32352.3%Outside Fires
    • 57122.6%Structure Fires
    • 47818.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1566.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colton, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Colton, California:

  • Rio Inn Motel, 301 N MT Vernon Ave, Colton, California 92324 , Phone: (909) 824-7622
  • Holiday Inn Express Colton - Riverside North, 2830 S Iowa Ave, Colton, California 92324 , Phone: (951) 788-9900, Fax: (951) 788-7096
  • Best Western Plus Arrowhead Hotel, 250 N 9th St, Colton, California 92324 , Phone: (909) 370-2424, Fax: (909) 370-2444
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 450 N Sperry Dr, Colton, California 92324 , Phone: (909) 825-9100, Fax: (909) 825-9105
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 1311 R V Center Dr, Colton, California 92324 , Phone: (909) 824-9020, Fax: (909) 824-1666
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Colton, California
Most common first names in Colton, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15270.9 years
William14073.9 years
Mary14080.5 years
Robert12769.0 years
James10370.0 years
George9373.9 years
Frank8573.9 years
Charles7771.4 years
Helen6878.1 years
Margaret6677.8 years
Most common last names in Colton, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6774.4 years
Hernandez6274.6 years
Garcia5573.1 years
Johnson4969.7 years
Martinez4869.6 years
Ramirez4771.6 years
Chavez4472.5 years
Lopez4268.6 years
Gonzales4272.1 years
Williams3975.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colton, CA
  • 72.0%Utility gas
  • 23.6%Electricity
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colton, CA
  • 48.3%Electricity
  • 48.2%Utility gas
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood


Colton compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Colton on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (5,000+ students)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of murders per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2002 and 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #77 (92408) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab first ancestries"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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