Colma, California

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Colma, California

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High Points

Colma strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Colma Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Colma Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Colma Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Colma Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Colma Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Colma, California

Comparing Colma to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 10
Senior Citizens 5 9
Age of the Population 5 7
Male Share of the Population 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 7
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
College Educated Adults 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 7 5
Short Commute Times 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
People Living Alone 2 4
Affordability of Rents 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 4 6
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Colma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Daly City, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles S of San Francisco, California
County San Mateo
Standard Zip Codes 94014
Phone Area Codes 650
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.676
Longitude -122.458

Colma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 57 F
Apr Temp 48 to 59 F
Jul Temp 54 to 61 F
Oct Temp 53 to 65 F
Annual Precip 19.7 inches
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 64 F
Jul Temp 55 to 71 F
Oct Temp 52 to 70 F
Annual Precip 20.1 inches
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 65 F
Jul Temp 54 to 68 F
Oct Temp 55 to 70 F
Annual Precip 22.2 inches
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Colma Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,191 100%
Male 556 46.7%
Female 635 53.3%
Under 18 294 24.7%
18+ 897 75.3%
65+ 185 15.5%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.92
White 576 48.4%
African-American 17 1.4%
Asian 282 23.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 232 19.5%
Mixed Race 81 6.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 523 43.9%

Estimated Colma Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,394
Growth 203
Growth % 17%

Colma Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.8%
Italian 8%
Irish 4%
English 2.9%
German 2.6%
Arab/Arabic 1.4%
US/American 1.1%
European 0.9%
Portuguese 0.9%
Swiss 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swedish 0.3%
British 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
Maltese 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Colma 1,191 $60,556
Brisbane 3,597 $81,484
Daly City 103,621 $68,365
Millbrae 20,718 $82,061
Pacifica 38,390 $78,361
San Bruno 40,165 $70,251
South San Francisco 60,552 $66,598
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