Colton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 54,824 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Colton is the 164th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Colton who work in office and administrative support (14.14%), sales jobs (11.84%), and healthcare (6.98%).
The education level of Colton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.34% of adults 25 and older in Colton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Colton in 2018 was $20,952, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,808 for a family of four. However, Colton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Colton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Colton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Colton, accounting for 67.94% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Colton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Colton include Irish, German, French, English, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Colton's cultural character, accounting for 21.45% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Colton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.