Colton 65 Below average
Colton Livability #574 ranked city in California#18,511 ranked city in the USARanks better than 36% of areas
A+ Colton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Colton Cost of Living Cost of living is 22% lower than California
11010% more expensive than the US average
14141% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Colton cost of living
D Colton Crime Total crime is 13% higher than California
Total crime
3,14626% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3226% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Colton crime
F Colton Employment Household income is 31% lower than California
Median household income
$43,96621% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,61241% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%34% higher than the US average
Colton employment
D Colton Housing Home value is 54% lower than California
Median home value
$189,5003% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,04410% higher than the US average
Home ownership
50%21% lower than the US average
Colton real estate or Colton rentals
F Colton Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than California
High school grad. rates
70%16% lower than the US average
School test scores
22%54% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:127% higher than the US average
Colton K-12 schools
A Colton User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Colton
Overall user rating
82% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
83% 4 total surveys
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      Living in Colton, CA

      Located in the state of California, Colton is a moderately-sized city with a population of 53,856 people. Colton has a population density of 3,514 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Colton identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 40% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Colton residents is 30.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Colton, California. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, you can easily compare the best places to live in Colton and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Colton to California and the national average.

      Colton, CA receives 65/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #642 in California and #17,172 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Colton has received high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). Colton does not fare well for the following: cost of living (D-), education (F), employment (F) and housing (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Colton on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Colton real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Colton. Median real estate prices in Colton come in at $189,500, which is 53.7% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Colton, the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 32.8% lower than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Colton were 10%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 14.4%.

      Colton transportation information

      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.4%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.3%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.7%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Colton, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).