Colton is a tiny town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 431 people and just one neighborhood, Colton is the 270th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Colton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Colton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colton who work in office and administrative support (20.51%), management occupations (12.31%) and sales jobs (12.31%).
Also of interest is that Colton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Colton has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Colton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Colton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Colton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Colton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
As is often the case in a small town, Colton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.