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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).

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Colton 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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Colton history:

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.
The settling of Colton: 1873
The incorporation date of Colton: July 11, 1887

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Colton 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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