Colton, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,451. Population change since 2000: -0.1%
 
Males: 743  (51.2%)
Females: 708  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  47.7 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12922.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,474 (it was $38,875 in 2000)
Colton:

$50,474
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,126 (it was $20,528 in 2000)

Colton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,850 (it was $76,500 in 2000)
Colton:

$115,850
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $120,066; Detached houses: $129,595; Townhouses or other attached units: $129,814; In 2-unit structures: $81,350; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,394; Mobile homes: $63,517; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,309
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Colton races chart
  • White alone - 1,419 (97.8%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colton: 156.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (25.1%), English (18.2%), French (14.5%), French Canadian (7.8%), United States (7.5%), German (7.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 864 feet

Land area: 242.1 square miles.

Population density: 6.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Colton,NY real estate house value index trend

Colton, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Colton:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colton town:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

33 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.1% North America).

This town:  2.3%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Colton, New York as of March 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Colton to the number of sex offenders is 494 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Colton town:  0.9% ($672)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Colton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (97.3 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (164.8 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (256.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Parishville, NY (2.9 miles ), Pierrepont, NY (3.0 miles ), Clare, NY (3.1 miles) , Hannawa Falls, NY (3.3 miles ), Hopkinton, NY (3.6 miles ), Potsdam, NY (3.9 miles ), Russell, NY (3.9 miles ), Cranberry Lake, NY (4.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $47,400
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $47,400
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $49,000
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $49,000
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $120,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.48 N, Longitude: 74.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Colton household income distribution Colton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.9%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

Work and jobs in Colton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Colton, New York

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Earthquake activity:

Colton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from Colton center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 175.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from Colton center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Colton topographic map

Birthplace of: Bertrand Snell - Politician, A. Barton Hepburn - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Colton:

  • HEALTH SERVICES OF NORTHERN NEW YORK INC CHHA (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; POTSDAM, NY)
  • CANTON-POTSDAM HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; POTSDAM, NY)
  • POTSDAM NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; POTSDAM, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colton:

  • SUNY College at Potsdam (about 15 miles; Potsdam, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,307)
  • Clarkson University (about 15 miles; Potsdam, NY; FT enrollment: 3,472)
  • St Lawrence University (about 18 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (about 19 miles; Canton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • Jefferson Community College (about 64 miles; Watertown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,886)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 70 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • Champlain College (about 82 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)

Public high school in Colton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Colton:

See full list of schools located in Colton

Library in Colton:

  • HEPBURN LIBRARY (Operating income: $136,272; Location: 84 MAIN STREET; 20,622 books; 440 audio materials; 1,307 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 74 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Colton Hepburn Library (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Colton include: Colton Wesleyan Church (A), Zion Episcopal Church (B), Saint Patrick Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

St. Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 24.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 6.32. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Colton and their reported violations in the past:

COLTON WATER DISTRICT (Address: TOWN CLERK , Population served: 850, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUL-12-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-1996)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.1%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

14.7%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

7.4%
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Colton compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colton town (based on St. Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.12%
Here: 46.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents67.9%11.3%4.5%3.1%2.0%
Congregations21.1%21.1%11.8%6.2%4.3%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents1.9%1.8%1.1%0.9%5.5%
Congregations5.0%5.6%0.6%2.5%21.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
St. Lawrence County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
St. Lawrence County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
St. Lawrence County:

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 106
Here:

9.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Lawrence County:

29.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
State:

15.6%

3.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.28%
New York average:

5.06%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,793 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.10%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, NY  0.37% ($29,655 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.31% ($34,568)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.14% ($50,173)


3.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.94%
New York average:

5.46%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($762 average AGI)
St. Lawrence County:

0.11%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, NY  0.38% ($28,681 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.26% ($24,920)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.17% ($34,576)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colton:

  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPDM (1470 AM; 1 kW; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYBG (1050 AM; 1 kW; MASSENA, NY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colton:

  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRGR (102.3 FM; TUPPER LAKE, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID, INC.)
  • WRCD (101.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER INC.)
  • WYSI (96.7 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: RADIO POWER, INC.)
  • WSLU (89.5 FM; CANTON, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXLH (91.3 FM; BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WSNN (99.3 FM; POTSDAM, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colton:

  • WNPI-TV (Channel 18; NORWOOD, NY; Owner: ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY EDUCATIONAL TV COUNCIL, INC)

Colton fatal accident list:

Feb 1, 2011 03:34 PM, Sr-56, Lat: 44.45141, Lon: -74.80072, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 29, 2004 06:54 PM, Sr-56, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Sep 23, 2004 09:15 AM, Sr-56, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Oct 19, 2000 11:15 PM, Leary Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Jan 27, 1998 07:20 PM, Sr-3, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Feb 24, 1998 04:16 PM, Sr-56, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 41 meters (135ft)
Total costs: $32,559,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,542
Total average daily truck traffic: 717
Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic: 10,125

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Colton, NY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Colton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Turnpike Rd (Lat: 44.568389 Lon: -74.957972), Call Sign: KEA867
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.8200 MHz, 153.545 MHz, 153.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2012, Expiration Date: 11/16/2022, Certifier: Chris Kelly
    Registrant: National Grid Usa Service Co., Inc., 300 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (781) 907-3409, Fax: (781) 907-5715, Email:
  • Turnpike Rd (Lat: 44.583667 Lon: -74.956861), Call Sign: WBP996, Licensee ID: L00006600
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.145 MHz, 158.175 MHz, 158.205 MHz, 158.235 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/2001, Expiration Date: 09/15/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/15/2004, Certifier: Chris Kelly
    Registrant: National Grid Usa Service Company, Inc., 300 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (315) 428-5997, Fax: (315) 428-3132, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Colton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Colton, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1674.4 years
Mary1479.9 years
William1173.9 years
Arthur983.5 years
Robert877.1 years
Harold777.9 years
Florence780.7 years
Margaret786.6 years
Clarence678.1 years
Edward574.2 years
Most common last names in Colton, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Leary785.1 years
Mccarthy775.1 years
Jones678.7 years
Smith678.7 years
Green572.8 years
Wright574.0 years
Crossman473.5 years
Hewitt479.0 years
Burns477.4 years
Regan479.0 years

Colton on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
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