Colton, California Population 2020

55,079
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Colton is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 55,079, it is the 165th largest city in California and the 710th largest city in the United States. Colton is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 5.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,154 in 2010. Spanning over 16 miles, Colton has a population density of 3,544 people per square mile.

The average household income in Colton is $61,724 with a poverty rate of 15.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,129 per month, and the median house value is $233,000. The median age in Colton is 30.7 years, 30.3 years for males, and 30.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males.

Colton Demographics

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

  • White: 63.84%
  • Other race: 19.60%
  • Black or African American: 7.20%
  • Asian: 4.71%
  • Two or more races: 3.47%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
The current population of Colton, California is 55,079, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,741.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 52,154.

Colton, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,74163.84%
Some Other Race10,66319.60%
Black or African American3,9167.20%
Asian2,5654.71%
Two or More Races1,8873.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native5190.95%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1240.23%
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Colton Population Pyramid 2020

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Colton Median Age

30.7


Total

30.3


Male

30.9


Female

Colton Adults

There are 38,911 adults, (5,531 of whom are seniors) in Colton.

Colton Age Dependency

63

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Colton Sex Ratio

Female

28,780

52.89%

Male

25,635

47.11%

Colton Households and Families

Colton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Colton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.9%38.1%
Male53.4%46.6%
All50.4%49.6%
Female40%60%
Non Family36%64%

50.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,5493.2750.4
Married7,9343.8161.9
Non Family3,9261.2636
Female3,5804.2340
Male1,1093.3453.4

3.77

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Colton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9979.06%
9th to 12th Grade5,17115.62%
High School Graduate9,70229.32%
Some College7,31122.09%
Associates Degree2,4837.50%
Bachelors Degree3,69911.18%
Graduate Degree1,7325.23%
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Colton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic21,34814,3501,735
White7,0536,3442,115
Other Race5,9244,111351
Black2,4302,169598
Asian1,8291,677883
Multiple Races839650182
Native American35526643
Islander1244216

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 91.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.28%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,141$36,763$28,229
Less Than High School$27,366$33,034$16,366
High School Grad$30,150$31,937$26,168
Some College$31,336$36,334$28,360
Bachelors Degree$50,995$56,383$49,000
Graduate Degree$69,559$81,597$66,648

$32,141

Average Earnings

$36,763

Average Male

$28,229

Average Female

Colton Language

Colton Language by Age

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Colton Language

51.73% of Colton residents speak only English, while 48.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 43.06% of the population.

Colton Poverty

Colton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic37,5355,65915.08%
White9,3761,39314.86%
Other10,5821,0059.50%
Black3,86398825.58%
Multiple1,86746725.01%
Asian2,5591435.59%
Islander12411189.52%
Native5196011.56%

15.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.39%

Male Poverty Rate

17.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colton is Islander, with 89.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Colton is Asian, with 5.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.63%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.54%
Some College12.35%
High School11.28%
Bachelors or Greater5.70%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.93%
Male Unemployed33.67%
Female Employed6.56%
Male Employed5.95%

Colton Income

Colton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,063$61,724
Families$54,417$66,839
Married Families$64,786$77,168
Non Families$30,238$37,236
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Colton Marital Status

Colton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Colton Married by Age and Sex

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Colton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Colton Marital Status by Race

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Colton Veterans

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2,019

Number of Veterans

1,901

Male Veterans

118

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam734
Second Gulf War358
First Gulf War239
Korea177
World War II57
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74523
75+473
35 to 54435
55 to 64383
18 to 34205
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4705.84%
Hispanic8303.22%
Black2368.10%
Other1462.01%
Indian5813.55%
Asian542.79%
2 or More464.34%
Hawaiian97.26%

Colton Veterans by Education

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11.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colton Employment Status

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61%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.85%

Born in California

78.74%

Native Born

21.26%

Foreign Born

10.85%

Non Citizen

10.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.74% of Colton residents were born in the United States, with 67.85% having been born in California. 10.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202055,0791690.31%
201954,9101690.31%
201854,741190.03%
201754,7221690.31%
201654,5532190.40%
201554,3345931.10%
201453,7416101.15%
201353,1311690.32%
201252,9622460.47%
201152,7164510.86%
201052,2654,6030.93%
200047,6627,4491.71%
199040,21318,9036.56%
198021,3101,2940.63%
197020,0161,3500.70%
196018,6664,2012.58%
195014,4654,7794.09%
19409,6861,6721.91%
19308,0143,7326.47%
19204,2823020.73%
19103,9802,69511.97%
19001,285-30-0.23%
18901,3150.00%