Colton, CA


Highest Appreciating Colton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Colton, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Colton Housing Market Information

With a population of 54,621, 15,432 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $225,227, Colton real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Colton homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Colton, accounting for 58.24% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Colton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.29%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.30%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.85%).

People in Colton primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Colton has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Colton built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Colton built between 1940-1969 ( 27.46%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 7.59%). There's also some housing in Colton built between 2000 and later ( 4.62%).

Colton Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Colton over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 23.79% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Colton home appreciation rates at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Colton that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Colton real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Colton appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.47%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 92.23% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Colton. Colton appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.

Importantly, this makes Colton one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Colton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Colton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Colton - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Colton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,446,000 0.7
$1,084,001 - $1,446,000 0.5
$723,001 - $1,084,000 0.7
$578,001 - $723,000 1.5
$434,001 - $578,000 7.5
$289,001 - $434,000 21.4
$145,001 - $289,000 44.6
$72,001 - $145,000 12.5
$0 - $72,000 10.6

Very Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
26.7608109691785 82.010582010582

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Colton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
112.60% 4.47% 8 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,329 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.49
Renters 49.51
Vacant 9.75

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.6
1970 - 1999 60.3
1940 - 1969 27.5
1939 or Older 7.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 58.2
Townhomes 4.1
Small Apt. Buildings 7.3
Apt. Complexes 25.3
Mobile Homes 4.9
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.32
1 Bedroom 13.66
2 Bedrooms 34.26
3 Bedrooms 30.92
4 Bedrooms 15.02
5 or more bedrooms 2.82