Colton, California Population 2021

55,198
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Colton is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 55,198, it is the 164th largest city in California and the 707th largest city in the United States. Colton is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually and its population has increased by 5.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 52,154 in 2010. Colton reached it's highest population of 55,198 in 2021. Spanning over 16 miles, Colton has a population density of 3,552 people per square mile.

The average household income in Colton is $65,176 with a poverty rate of 15.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,189 per month, and the median house value is $257,500. The median age in Colton is 31.4 years, 31 years for males, and 31.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.7 males.

Colton Demographics

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

  • White: 57.91%
  • Other race: 24.73%
  • Black or African American: 7.41%
  • Asian: 5.37%
  • Two or more races: 3.48%
  • Native American: 1.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Colton, California is 55,198, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,637.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 52,154.

Colton, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,60857.91%
Some Other Race13,49624.73%
Black or African American4,0427.41%
Asian2,9325.37%
Two or More Races1,9023.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native5701.04%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.05%
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Colton Population by Race

Colton Population Pyramid 2021

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Colton Median Age

31.4


Total

31


Male

31.8


Female

Colton Adults

There are 39,496 adults, (5,687 of whom are seniors) in Colton.

Colton Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Colton Sex Ratio

Female

28,918

52.98%

Male

25,662

47.02%

Colton Population by Age

Colton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Colton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.1%35.9%
Male53.3%46.7%
All51.7%48.3%
Female39.1%60.9%
Non Family36.6%63.4%

51.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Colton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,6893.2551.7
Married8,1553.8164.1
Non Family3,8511.3136.6
Female3,5214.0439.1
Male1,1623.3753.3

3.73

Average Family Size

3.25

Average Household Size

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Colton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1209.27%
9th to 12th Grade4,81314.30%
High School Graduate9,27227.54%
Some College8,03123.86%
Associates Degree2,5927.70%
Bachelors Degree4,09012.15%
Graduate Degree1,7475.19%
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Colton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Colton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic21,69914,8282,075
Other Race7,6225,394512
White7,1196,4342,129
Black2,4482,203549
Asian1,9831,820947
Multiple Races791637180
Native American40028636
Islander30309

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 47.76%.

Colton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,393$39,340$30,596
Less Than High School$28,333$33,281$17,989
High School Grad$30,846$35,656$27,249
Some College$34,481$39,827$29,543
Bachelors Degree$51,553$60,145$50,007
Graduate Degree$72,927$88,631$67,417

$35,393

Average Earnings

$39,340

Average Male

$30,596

Average Female

Colton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Colton Language by Age

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Colton Language

49.22% of Colton residents speak only English, while 50.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 45.46% of the population.

Colton Language

Colton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic36,9185,37214.55%
Other13,3821,39110.39%
White9,6151,27213.23%
Black3,9971,06426.62%
Multiple1,88237219.77%
Asian2,9221685.75%
Native5706511.40%
Islander301860.00%

15.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.96%

Male Poverty Rate

16.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colton is Islander, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Colton is Asian, with 5.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.63%.

Colton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.16%
Some College11.12%
High School10.41%
Bachelors or Greater4.07%

Colton Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.55%
Male Unemployed19.76%
Female Employed7.41%
Male Employed5.32%

Colton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Colton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,838$65,176
Families$59,401$69,645
Married Families$73,470$80,327
Non Families$33,935$42,531
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Income by Household Type

Colton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

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 Marital Status

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1,989

Number of Veterans

1,846

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam634
Second Gulf War417
First Gulf War353
Korea144
World War II47

Colton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54517
65 to 74471
75+395
55 to 64390
18 to 34216

Colton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4206.02%
Hispanic8853.41%
Black2347.87%
Other1711.85%
2 or More545.19%
Indian5411.46%
Asian472.23%
Hawaiian930.00%

Colton Veterans by Race

Colton Veterans by Education

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7.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colton Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

7.1%

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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67.42%

Born in California

78.55%

Native Born

21.45%

Foreign Born

10.60%

Non Citizen

10.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.55% of Colton residents were born in the United States, with 67.42% having been born in California. 10.60% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202155,1981870.34%
202055,0111870.34%
201954,8241870.34%
201854,637-43-0.08%
201754,6801730.32%
201654,5072160.40%
201554,2915851.09%
201453,7066011.13%
201353,1051600.30%
201252,9452330.44%
201152,7124510.86%
201052,2614,5990.93%
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%

Colton Population by Year