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Overview

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.

Colton History

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

  • Colton Area Museum
  • Colton Recreation Lake
  • Montecito Memorial Park
  • Plaza las Flores Shopping Center
  • Living Springs Fellowship Church
  • Colton Plunge Park

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.

Colton Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Bernardino International Airport.

Colton Higher Education

MTI College-Colton is the local college.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,856
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+21,582
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$29,845
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,431

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,297
% Above Poverty Level79.5%
% Below Poverty Level20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone19.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,044
Median House Value$189,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)77.3%
German3.6%
Irish3.1%
English2.4%
Italian1.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Arab0.8%
African0.8%
Polish0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Russian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
US/American0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
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Colton Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes92324
Phone Area Codes909,951
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.01
Approximate Longitude-117.27

Colton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSAN BERNARDINO F S 226
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp63 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 83 F
Annual Precip16.4 inches
StationRIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 66 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 83 F
Annual Precip10.6 inches
StationCORONA
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 77 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 83 F
Annual Precip12 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fontana205,228$67,849
Grand Terrace12,393$75,060
Highland54,490$59,263
Loma Linda23,859$60,772
Rialto102,418$54,382
San Bernardino214,581$40,096

Colton Public Libraries

Colton Public Library
656 N. 9TH ST.
Colton, California
(909) 370-5083

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Colton Hospitals

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
400 N. Pepper Avenue

Colton Public Schools

Abraham Lincoln Elementary
444 E. Olive St.
ZIP: 92324
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Alice Birney Elementary
1050 E. Olive St.
ZIP: 92324
Primary
Total Enrollment 815
Colton High
777 W. Valley Blvd.
ZIP: 92324
High
Total Enrollment 1963
Colton Middle
670 W. Laurel St.
ZIP: 92324
Middle
Total Enrollment 1046
Cooley Ranch Elementary
1000 S. Cooley Dr.
ZIP: 92324
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Ernest Garcia Elementary
1390 W. Randall Ave.
ZIP: 92324
Primary
Total Enrollment 713
Georgia Morris Elementary
1900 W. Randall Ave.
ZIP: 92324
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Paul Rogers Elementary
955 W. Laurel St.
ZIP: 92324
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
Reche Canyon Elementary
3101 Canyon Vista Dr.
ZIP: 92324
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Slover Mountain High (continuation)
325 Hermosa St.
ZIP: 92324
High
Total Enrollment 255
Ulysses Grant Elementary
550 W. Olive St.
ZIP: 92324
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Washington High
900 E. C St.
ZIP: 92324
Other
Total Enrollment 150
William G. Jehue Middle
1500 N. Eucalyptus Ave.
ZIP: 92324
Middle
Total Enrollment 1401
William Mckinley Elementary
600 W. Johnston St.
ZIP: 92324
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Woodrow Wilson Elementary
750 S. Eighth St.
ZIP: 92324
Primary
Total Enrollment 666
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