Introduction to Colton, California
Colton, California, in San Bernardino county, is 2 miles SW of San Bernardino, California (center to center) and 9 miles NE of Riverside, California. The city is in the Riverside - San Bernardino area. There are 47,662 residents in Colton.
The city's history dates back to the 1770s when the explorations from Mexico brought Europeans to this area. Prior to this, Colton was inhabited by the Gua-chama, Seranno and San Gorgonio Native Americans. Agua Mansa, or 'Gentle Waters,' is the southwest section of Colton where the New Mexico Pioneers settled in 1842. Colton Crossing is one of the busiest railroad crossings of the United States. It is the junction of the main transcontinental trunk lines of Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. It was built around 1875, the same year as the official foundation of Colton. The city was incorporated in 1887.
Colton and nearby Attractions
Things To Do In Colton
Colton is an ideal location for visitors to make trips to the deserts, mountains or beaches of California. The city boasts of a rich history which is reflected in the historic homes, the beautifully restored Andrew Carnegie Library Building, the museum, the city hall, and the numerous churches. There are a number of amusement parks that offer recreational facilities for both kids and their parents. Visitors can also take a walk through the city's memorial parks that tell the story of forgotten times.
Air transportation is available from San Bernardino International Airport.
Colton Higher Education
MTI College-Colton is the local college.
Colton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in California):
Affordability of Property Taxes
Comparing Colton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in California (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
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|People Above Poverty|
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|People in Middle Class or Better|
|College Educated Adults|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
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|Working at Home|
|Short Commute Times|
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|Housing Recently Built|
|Affordability of Rents|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|People Living Alone|
|Low Property Crime|
|Low Violent Crime|
|Nearest Medium City||2 miles SW of San Bernardino, California (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||9 miles NE of Riverside, California|
|Standard Zip Codes||92313, 92324|
|Phone Area Codes||760|
|Time Zone||Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Station||SAN BERNARDINO F S 226|
|Jan Temp||42 to 67 F|
|Apr Temp||49 to 77 F|
|Jul Temp||63 to 96 F|
|Oct Temp||54 to 83 F|
|Annual Precip||16.4 inches|
|Station||RIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN|
|Jan Temp||42 to 66 F|
|Apr Temp||48 to 76 F|
|Jul Temp||61 to 94 F|
|Oct Temp||53 to 83 F|
|Annual Precip||10.6 inches|
|Jan Temp||42 to 68 F|
|Apr Temp||48 to 77 F|
|Jul Temp||60 to 92 F|
|Oct Temp||52 to 83 F|
|Annual Precip||12 inches|
|Average Family Size||3.76|
|American Indian & Alaskan||600||1.3%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||28,934||60.7%|
|Est. 2005 Population||51,350|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||80.9%|
|French (except Basque)||0.8%|
Colton Public Library
656 N. NINTH ST.
ARROWHEAD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
400 NORTH PEPPER AVENUE
Emergency Service: Yes
|(As of 2005)|
Mt. Vernon & Washington
1181 S. Mount Vernon Ave.
|(As of 2006)|
1120 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue
777 W. VALLEY BLVD.
Serves 3,292 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.7
WASHINGTON HIGH (ALTER.)
900 E. C ST.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 430 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.6
EAST VALLEY COMMUNITY DAY
1060 EAST COOLEY DR.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 385 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5
SLOVER MOUNTAIN HIGH (CONT.)
325 HERMOSA AVE.
A Non-traditional School
Serves 211 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.1
LAS BANDERAS ACADEMY
254 EAST E STREET
A Charter School.
Serves 174 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.8
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