Colon, Michigan Population 2024

1,193

Colon is a city located in Branch County and St. Joseph County Michigan. Colon has a 2024 population of 1,193. Colon is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -1.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,212 in 2020.

The average household income in Colon is $60,272 with a poverty rate of 14.95%. The median age in Colon is 37.4 years: 33.1 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Colon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Colon was:

  • White: 92.88%
  • Two or more races: 6.47%
  • Black or African American: 0.36%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
868.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.57% (-19)
The current population of Colon, Michigan is 1,193 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,212.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,29292.88%
Two or more races906.47%
Black or African American50.36%
Asian40.29%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Colon Population by Race

Colon Population Pyramid 2024

Colon Median Age

37.4

Total

33.1

Male

40.6

Female

Colon Adults

There are 1,044 adults, (331 of whom are seniors) in Colon.

Colon Age Dependency

95.1

Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Colon Sex Ratio

Female67648.6%
Male71551.4%

Colon Population by Age

Colon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5892.3667.432.6
Married2673.3476.823.2
Non Family2561.0861.338.7
Female463.3543.556.5
Male203.47525

3.23

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Colon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade879.92%
Associates Degree667.53%
Bachelors Degree809.12%
Graduate Degree748.44%
High School Graduate28932.95%
Less Than 9th Grade353.99%
Some College24628.05%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Colon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Colon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White830720138
2+ Races38267
Black555
Asian444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Colon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,750$58,958$0
Graduate Degree$53,958$0$61,667
High School Graduate$35,270$28,438$36,250
Less Than 9th Grade$0$48,229$0
Overall$36,555$48,450$26,500
Some College$38,000$62,961$16,250

$36,555

Average Earnings

$48,450

Average Male

$26,500

Average Female

Colon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Colon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Colon Language

96.02% of Colon residents speak only English, while 3.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.59% of the population.

Colon Language

Colon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,26620416.11%

14.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.49%

Male Poverty Rate

19.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colon is White, with 16.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Colon is White, with 16.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.98%.

Colon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.05%
Some College15.06%
High School9.69%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Colon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed8.36%
Female Employed4.59%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Colon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Colon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$67,917$74,812
Households$53,869$60,272
Married Families$74,063$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,728$40,802

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Colon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Colon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Colon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Colon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Colon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

89

Number of Veterans

84

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam55
Second Gulf War10
Korea8
World War II5
First Gulf War0

Colon Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7442
75+30
35 to 5410
55 to 647
18 to 340

Colon Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White828.44%
2+ Races711.11%

Colon Veterans by Race

Colon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Colon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Colon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Colon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.24%

Born in Colon

98.78%

Native Born

1.22%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.78% of Colon residents were born in the United States, with 70.24% having been born in Michigan. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Colon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,169-5-0.43%
20281,174-5-0.42%
20271,179-4-0.34%
20261,183-5-0.42%
20251,188-5-0.42%
20241,193-5-0.42%
20231,198-2-0.17%
20221,200-4-0.33%
20211,204-8-0.66%
20201,212554.75%
20191,157-4-0.34%
20181,16110.09%
20171,160-1-0.09%
20161,161-3-0.26%
20151,164-5-0.43%
20141,169-1-0.09%
20131,170-4-0.34%
20121,174-4-0.34%
20111,178-6-0.51%
20101,18400%

Colon Population by Year