Colton, California Population 2024

53,210

Colton is a city located in San Bernardino County California. Colton has a 2024 population of 53,210. Colton is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually and its population has decreased by -1.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,970 in 2020.

The average household income in Colton is $78,007 with a poverty rate of 15.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Colton is 33.2 years, 33.5 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Colton Demographics

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

  • White: 36.08%
  • Other race: 32.48%
  • Two or more races: 17.76%
  • Black or African American: 9.1%
  • Asian: 2.74%
  • Native American: 1.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.75%
Land Area (mi²)
15.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,423.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.41% (-760)
The current population of Colton, California is 53,210 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,970.

Colton, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,47136.08%
Other race17,52732.48%
Two or more races9,58317.76%
Black or African American4,9119.1%
Asian1,4772.74%
Native American5841.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander4060.75%
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Colton Population by Race

Colton Population Pyramid 2024

Colton Median Age

33.2

Total

33.5

Male

32.8

Female

Colton Adults

There are 40,746 adults, (6,235 of whom are seniors) in Colton.

Colton Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Colton Sex Ratio

Female27,13450.29%
Male26,82549.71%

Colton Population by Age

Colton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,7403.251.548.5
Married7,8343.9165.134.9
Non Family3,7921.2835.564.5
Female3,4033.7233.466.6
Male1,7113.260.739.3
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3.63

Average Family Size

3.2

Average Household Size

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Colton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Colton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Colton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.15%.

Colton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,182

Average Earnings

$43,151

Average Male

$34,019

Average Female

Colton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Colton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Colton Language

47.86% of Colton residents speak only English, while 52.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 47.91% of the population.

Colton Language

Colton Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic39,0816,00115.36%
Other17,3762,15512.4%
Multiple9,5551,30213.63%
Black4,8691,07322.04%
White6,70191113.59%
Native58414124.14%
Asian1,450835.72%
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15.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.63%

Male Poverty Rate

18.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colton is Native, with 24.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Colton is Asian, with 5.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.47%.

Colton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.35%
Some College12.27%
High School11.28%
Bachelors or Greater3.02%
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Colton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.88%
Male Unemployed14.84%
Female Employed6.58%
Male Employed4.89%
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Colton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Colton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Colton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Colton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Colton Marriage

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

Colton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Colton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,334

Number of Veterans

2,249

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

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Colton Veterans by War

count

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Colton Veterans by Age

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Colton Veterans by Race

Colton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Colton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Colton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Colton 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

69.96%

Born in Colton

79.37%

Native Born

20.63%

Foreign Born

10.21%

Non Citizen

10.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.37% of Colton residents were born in the United States, with 69.96% having been born in California. 10.21% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202951,440-354-0.68%
202851,794-354-0.68%
202752,148-354-0.67%
202652,502-354-0.67%
202552,856-354-0.67%
202453,210-354-0.66%
202353,564-354-0.66%
202253,918-354-0.65%
202154,2723020.56%
202053,970-444-0.82%
201954,4142240.41%
201854,1901850.34%
201754,0051930.36%
201653,8122670.5%
201553,5452780.52%
201453,2672400.45%
201353,0271740.33%
201252,8532470.47%
201152,6063860.74%
201052,2204,5589.56%
200047,6627,44918.52%
199040,21318,90388.7%
198021,3101,2946.46%
197020,0161,3507.23%
196018,6664,20129.04%
195014,4654,77949.34%
19409,6861,67220.86%
19308,0143,73287.16%
19204,2823027.59%
19103,9802,695209.73%
19001,285-30-2.28%
18901,315
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Colton Population by Year