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Colton, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Colton had a population of 431 as of July 1, 2016. Colton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colton is located at latitude 46.5678 and longitude -117.1283 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Colton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,562 feet.

The Town of Colton (GNIS ID: 2413231) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Colton is located within Uniontown Division of Whitman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Colton, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 431
Population in Households 431
Population in Familes 368
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 730
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $197,500
Average Home Value $217,029


Median Household Income $65,838
Average Household Income $80,019
Per Capita Income $33,001
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.91%
Households 0.76% 0.91%
Families -0.26% 0.95%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Colton, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colton to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 486 23rd
Population Density1 # 357 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 604 4th
Median Household Income # 186 70th
Per Capita Income # 177 72nd

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