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Colton
San Bernardino County, California

ZipCodes
92324

Motto
The Hub City



Page Contents for Colton, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Colton is approximately 51,427 2006, 52154 2010.
The approximate number of families is 15,680 2000, 14971 2010.
The amount of land area in Colton is 36.608 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Colton is 15.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.418 sq kilometers.
The distance from Colton to Washington DC is 2375 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 390 miles. (as the crow flies)
Colton is positioned 34.05 degrees north of the equator and 117.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Colton elevation is 1,000 feet above sea level.
Colton per capita income is $ 13,460 2000.
Colton median income is $ 41,700 2005.
The Colton median home price is $ 257,900 2005.

Location

near San Bernardino and Riverside in Southern California. Other nearby communities include Grand Terrace, Highgrove, Loma Linda, Rialto, Bloomington, Muscoy and Sunnyslope.
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History & History Related Items

Colton was named for David R. Colton, a Southern Pacific Railroad official.

The city nickname, the Hub City, is due to its location where two transcontinental rail roads come together. It was the center of things as far as the railroad was concerned. It remains a part of the main line of the Souther Pacific railroad.
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The settling of Colton

1873

The incorporation of Colton

July 11, 1887


Attractions

Agua Mansa Pioneer Cemetery
2001 W. Agua Mansa Road
Colton, California 92324
Phone: 909-370-2091
State Historical Landmark #121
Agua Mansa was one of the first non-native settlements in the San Bernardino Valley. It was one of the largest settlements between New Mexico and Los Angeles during the 1840s. Many farms were laid out, orchards planted, irrigation ststems were built and crops were planted. The community grew and prospered until the great flood of January 1862 came and destroyed almost the the entire town. A church was built near the river in 1853 and dedicated in 1857. It escaped the flood, but by 1883, it, too, was abandoned. The last burial took place in 1963. the cemetery was acquired by the county in 1967. The full size replica of the church is now used as a visitor center.
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Colton City Government

City of Colton
650 North La Cadena
Colton CA 92324
Phone: 909 370-5099
Toll-Free: 1-800-788-7889
Phone: 909 370-5167


Colton City Clerk
650 N. La Cadena Dr.
Colton, CA 92324-2823
Phone: 909-370-5032


Colton Community Center
670 Colton Ave.
Colton, CA 92324-3022
Phone: 909-370-6153



COUNTY INFORMATION


San Bernardino is the County Seat for San Bernardino County

County of San Bernardino
590 N. Sierra Way, No. B
San Bernardino, CA 92410-4815
Phone: 909 387-7636

Colton Historical Events

1883 to 1889
Virgil Earp, brother of Wyatt Earp, both of Tombstone fame, was the first marshall of Colton. He lived here from 1883 to 1889. Wyatt Earp also lived here for a time.

Colton Chamber

Colton Chamber of Commerce
655 N. La Cadena
Colton, Ca. 92324
Phone: 909 825-2222
Fax: 909 824-1650

Colton Organizations

Colton Chamber of Commerce
655 N. La Cadena
Colton, Ca. 92324
Phone: 909 825-2222
Fax: 909 824-1650

Colton Libraries

Colton City Library
656 N. 9th St.
Colton, CA 92324-2807
Phone: 909-370-5083

Colton Schools

Colton Joint Unified School
1212 Valencia Dr.
Colton, CA 92324-1798
Phone: 909-580-5000


Colton High School
777 W. Valley Blvd.
Colton, CA 92324
Phone: 909-580-5005 Colton

Miscellany

The population of Colton was:
1994 - 45,100
2000 - 47,662
2004 - 50,800
2006 - 51,427
Median age:
2000 - 26.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 35,777
2005 - $ 41,700

Median house value:
2000 - $ 105,200
2005 - $ 257,900


Colton is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time for a portion of the year.

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