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Colton, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Colton had a population of 428 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Colton, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 428
Daytime Population: Workers 200
Daytime Population: Residents 211
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 411
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 428
Population in Familes 364
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 724
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $65,288
Average Household Income $83,444
Per Capita Income $34,047


Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $196,429
Average Home Value $214,074


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.33% 0.51%
Households 0.33% 0.59%
Families -0.56% 0.49%
Median Household Income   4.06%
Per Capita Income   4.44%

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, 2017 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 # 489 22nd
Population Density # 361 42nd
Diversity Index # 596 5th
Median Household Income # 214 66th
Per Capita Income # 194 69th

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