Colton, CA

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Living in Colton

Colton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 54,824 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Colton is the 164th largest community in California.

Colton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Colton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Colton who work in office and administrative support (15.00%), sales jobs (11.23%), and healthcare (6.58%).

The citizens of Colton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.41% of adults in Colton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Colton in 2018 was $19,732, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,928 for a family of four. However, Colton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Colton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Colton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Colton, accounting for 69.33% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Colton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Colton include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Colton's cultural character, accounting for 21.26% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Colton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.