Colton, CA
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Colton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 54,621 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Colton is the 164th largest community in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (15.51%), sales jobs (11.80%), and food service (6.33%).

The rate of college-level education in Colton is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.66% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Colton in 2010 was $16,485, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,940 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 70.81% 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 English, Irish, Italian, and French .

Colton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.96%.

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