Colton, California Population 2022

54,261
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Colton is a city located in San Bernardino County California. With a 2020 population of 54,261, it is the 171st largest city in California and the 801st largest city in the United States. Colton is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 0.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,909 in 2020. Spanning over 16 miles, Colton has a population density of 3,491 people per square mile.

The average household income in Colton is $65,176 with a poverty rate of 15.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,213 per month, and the median house value is $292,300. The median age in Colton is 31.4 years, 31 years for males, and 31.8 years for females.

Colton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Coltonwas:

  • White: 48.84%
  • Other race: 30.56%
  • Two or more races: 8.19%
  • Black or African American: 7.52%
  • Asian: 3.54%
  • Native American: 1.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Colton, California is 54,261 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,909.

Colton, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,48148.84%
Black or African American4,0797.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native7011.29%
Asian1,9183.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.05%
Some Other Race16,56930.56%
Two or More Races4,4398.19%
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Colton Population by Race

Colton Population Pyramid 2022

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Colton Median Age

31.8


Total

31.6


Male

31.9


Female

Colton Adults

There are 39,678 adults, (5,689 of whom are seniors) in Colton.

Colton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Colton Sex Ratio

Female

27,920

51.50%

Male

26,295

48.50%

Colton Population by Age

Colton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Colton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male69%31%
Married64.5%35.5%
All52.4%47.6%
Non Family36.6%63.4%
Female36.2%63.8%

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Colton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,4673.2752.4
Married7,5423.9664.5
Male1,6033.1369
Female3,4214.0536.2
Non Family3,9011.3236.6

3.77

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

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Colton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,44010.05%
9th to 12th Grade5,01914.67%
High School Graduate9,74128.47%
Some College7,31221.37%
Associates Degree2,3726.93%
Bachelors Degree4,09511.97%
Graduate Degree2,2416.55%
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Colton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Colton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,3741,268758
Islander282811
White5,9995,4512,052
2+ Races2,9441,962854
Black2,5352,246599
Hispanic23,89716,3852,782
Other Race9,5566,754757
Native American51632829

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.17%.

Colton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,098$39,452$30,836
Less Than 9th Grade$27,479$34,065$18,829
High School Graduate$31,515$33,694$28,259
Some College$35,898$41,025$29,890
Bachelors Degree$50,514$54,139$41,881
Graduate Degree$75,701$93,966$63,939

$36,098

Average Earnings

$39,452

Average Male

$30,836

Average Female

Colton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Colton Language by Age

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Colton Language

46.76% of Colton residents speak only English, while 53.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 48.66% of the population.

Colton Language

Colton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander282175.00%
Black4,02997524.20%
Multiple4,41087719.89%
Hispanic39,4465,94615.07%
White7,71886611.22%
Native701679.56%
Asian1,9091166.08%
Other1,601NaN%

15.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.84%

Male Poverty Rate

17.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colton is Islander, with 75.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.87%.

Colton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.27%
High School10.11%
Some College11.54%
Bachelors or Greater3.44%

Colton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.78%
Male Unemployed21.23%
Female Employed7.57%
Female Unemployed25.87%

Colton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Colton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,762$67,709
Families$61,928$73,167
Married Families$76,746$85,147
Non Families$33,615$43,712
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Income by Household Type

Colton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

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 55-64.

Colton Marital Status by Race

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Colton Marital Status

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2,365

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War497
First Gulf War394
Vietnam681
Korea159
World War II43

Colton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34259
35 to 54551
55 to 64602
65 to 74551
75+402

Colton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4687.39%
Black30510.27%
Native American6110.59%
Asian352.44%
Other Race1571.37%
2+ Races33910.37%
Hispanic1,1003.91%

Colton Veterans by Race

Colton Veterans by Education

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5.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colton Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Colton Employment by Age

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Colton Employment by Race

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Colton Employment by Education

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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67.33%

Born in Colton

77.90%

Native Born

22.10%

Foreign Born

11.51%

Non Citizen

10.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.90% of Colton residents were born in the United States, with 67.33% having been born in California. 11.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Colton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18901,3150.00%
19001,285-30-0.23%
19103,9802,69511.97%
19204,2823020.73%
19308,0143,7326.47%
19409,6861,6721.91%
195014,4654,7794.09%
196018,6664,2012.58%
197020,0161,3500.70%
198021,3101,2940.63%
199040,21318,9036.56%
200047,6627,4491.71%
201052,1544,4920.90%
201152,3301760.34%
201252,5061760.34%
201352,6821760.34%
201452,8581760.33%
201553,0341760.33%
201653,2101760.33%
201753,3861760.33%
201853,5621760.33%
201953,7381760.33%
202053,9091710.32%
202154,0851760.33%
202254,2611760.33%

Colton Population by Year