For population 25 years and over in Colton:
For population 15 years and over in Colton town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,707 (1.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (77.6 miles , pop. 195,629).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (248.0 miles , pop. 480,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (865.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Uniontown, WA (1.7 miles ), Genesee, ID (3.1 miles ), Clarkston, WA (3.4 miles ), Pullman, WA (3.4 miles ), West Clarkston-Highland, WA (3.4 miles ), Clarkston Heights-Vineland, WA (3.6 miles ), Moscow, ID (3.6 miles ), Lewiston, ID (3.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 46.57 N, Longitude: 117.13 W
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
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Population change in the 1990s: +71 (+22.5%).
Work and jobs in Colton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Colton, Washington
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Colton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/28/1991 at 01:08:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.0 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 5.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/1992 at 20:01:51, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 ML, 4.1 MD, Depth: 7.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.0 miles away from Colton center
On 6/28/1998 at 07:35:32, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MD, 3.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1994 at 06:56:49, a magnitude 4.1 (3.6 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 1.0 mi) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 78.6 miles away from Colton center
On 11/8/1997 at 09:15:06, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, 3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Whitman County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Albert H. Rooks - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Mike Kramer - Football player and coach.
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Public elementary/middle schools in Colton:
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Private elementary/middle school in Colton:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Colton and their reported violations in the past:COLTON WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 403, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 2.6%
(2.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Colton compared to Washington state average:
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Religion statistics for Colton (based on Whitman County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.46%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 12
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Colton government finances in 2002:
13.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,185 average adjusted gross income)
1.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($489 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
14.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,516 average adjusted gross income)
0.33% of residents moved to foreign countries ($344 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $33,000
Total average daily traffic: 250
Total average daily truck traffic: 22
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 255
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Colton)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Colton)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2013.