Colton, CA

Census Place

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2022 Population
53,959
0.121% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.2
4.08% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.4%
4.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,725
9.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$376,600
15.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Colton, CA had a population of 54k people with a median age of 33.2 and a median household income of $66,725. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Colton, CA grew from 53,894 to 53,959, a 0.121% increase and its median household income grew from $60,874 to $66,725, a 9.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Colton, CA are Other (Hispanic) (31.6%), White (Hispanic) (23.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (16.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (12.6%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.82%).

None of the households in Colton, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.8% of the residents in Colton, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Colton, CA are California University of Science and Medicine (120 degrees awarded in 2022) and CET-Colton (99 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Colton, CA was $376,600, and the homeownership rate was 51.5%.

Most people in Colton, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Colton, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Colton, CA is home to a population of 54k people, from which 89.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.6% of Colton, CA residents were born outside of the country (11.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Colton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.7k White (Hispanic) and 8.71k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.8%
2022 Citizenship
90%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.8% of Colton, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Colton, CA was 90%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Colton, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    17.1k ± 1.88k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    12.7k ± 1.72k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    8.71k ± 1.7k
72.8%
Hispanic Population
39.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (17.1k people) in Colton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.7k White (Hispanic) and 8.71k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

72.8% of the people in Colton, CA are hispanic (39.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Colton, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people
20.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11k people

As of 2022, 20.6% of Colton, CA residents (11.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Colton, CA was 20.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    728 ± 215
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    513 ± 257
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    204 ± 124

Colton, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Colton, CA employs 24.7k people. The largest industries in Colton, CA are Retail Trade (3,771 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,305 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,906 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,228), Public Administration ($48,214), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,758).

Occupations

24.7k
2022 Value
± 1,499
4.85%
1 Year growth
± 8.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colton, CA grew at a rate of 4.85%, from 23.6k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colton, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,860 people), Material Moving Occupations (2,610 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,485 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colton, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.7k
2022 Value
± 1,499
4.85%
1 Year growth
± 8.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colton, CA grew at a rate of 4.85%, from 23.6k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colton, CA, are Retail Trade (3,771 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,305 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,906 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colton, CA, though some of these residents may live in Colton, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,332
Median earning men ± $2,115
$29,747
Median earning women ± $1,658

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($86,016), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($69,000), and Public Administration ($64,438).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,076), Public Administration ($39,954), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,944).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Colton, CA awarded 219 degrees. The student population of Colton, CA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 362 male students and 270 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Colton, CA are Hispanic or Latino (93 and 42.5%), followed by Asian (54 and 24.7%), White (42 and 19.2%), and Black or African American (20 and 9.13%).

The largest universities in Colton, CA by number of degrees awarded are California University of Science and Medicine (120 and 54.8%) and CET-Colton (99 and 45.2%).

The most popular majors in Colton, CA are Medicine (61 and 27.9%), General Biomedical Sciences (59 and 26.9%), and Welding Technology (41 and 18.7%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colton, CA was $376,600 in 2022, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $325,800 to $376,600, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Colton, CA is 51.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Colton, CA have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Colton, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Colton, CA is $66,725. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Colton, CA was Census Tract 125 with a value of $80,625, followed by Census Tract 66.03 and Census Tract 66.04, with respective values of $74,867 and $66,677.

Property

$376,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,359
$8,622
Median Property Taxes
±$754

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Rent vs Own

51.5%
Homeownership
2022
74.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.5% of the housing units in Colton, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 125
  2. Census Tract 66.03
  3. Census Tract 66.04

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colton, CA was Census Tract 125 with a value of $80,625, followed by Census Tract 66.03 and Census Tract 66.04, with respective values of $74,867 and $66,677.

The following map shows all of the places in Colton, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,725
Median Household Income
± $4,729
16.7k
Number of Households
± 1,154

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.7k households in Colton, CA grew to $66,725 from the previous year's value of $60,874.

The following chart displays the households in Colton, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colton, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.92%)

In 2022, 76.3% of workers in Colton, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (9.92%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colton, CA have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.28% of the workforce in Colton, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colton, CA (8.27k out of 53.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colton, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91% of the population of Colton, CA has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 31.8% on Medicaid, 7.63% on Medicare, 9.86% on non-group plans, and 0.744% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Bernardino County, CA see 1701 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.118% increase from the previous year (1699 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1356 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 376 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,701 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Bernardino County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Bernardino County, CA see an average of 1,701 patients per year. This represents a 0.118% increase from the previous year (1,699 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Bernardino County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.2% under 18 years, 27% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.01%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
31.8%
Medicaid
7.63%
Medicare
9.86%
Non-Group
0.744%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colton, CA grew by 12.2% from 8.03% to 9.01%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Colton, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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