Colton, Washington

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Colton, Washington
Town
Location of Colton, Washington
Location of Colton, Washington
Coordinates: 46°34′N 117°8′W / 46.567°N 117.133°W / 46.567; -117.133Coordinates: 46°34′N 117°8′W / 46.567°N 117.133°W / 46.567; -117.133
Country United States
State Washington
County Whitman
Area[1]
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,562 ft (781 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 418
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 432
 • Density 708.5/sq mi (273.6/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99113
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-13890
GNIS feature ID 1504078[4]

Colton is a town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 418 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Colton was first settled in 1879 by J.A. Cole, and was founded in 1882 by J.B. Stanley.[5] Colton was incorporated in 1890 however it was not recorded until 1893.

In 2014 the Colton WIldcat boys won the first basketball State Championship in school history

Notable natives[edit]

Jake Riedner Division II football player

Carter Dahmen 2014 basketball state champion

Geography[edit]

Colton is located at 46°34′N 117°8′W / 46.567°N 117.133°W / 46.567; -117.133 (46.5673, -117.1280).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all of it land.[1]

Distances

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Colton has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 251
1910 393 56.6%
1920 382 −2.8%
1930 269 −29.6%
1940 262 −2.6%
1950 207 −21.0%
1960 253 22.2%
1970 279 10.3%
1980 307 10.0%
1990 325 5.9%
2000 386 18.8%
2010 418 8.3%
Est. 2012 432 3.3%
Source:[8]
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2012 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 418 people, 164 households, and 126 families residing in the town. The population density was 708.5 inhabitants per square mile (273.6 /km2). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 283.1 per square mile (109.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.5% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 164 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.2% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the town was 44.2 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.9% were from 25 to 44; 33.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 386 people, 148 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 655.0 people per square mile (252.6/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 257.9 per square mile (99.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.41% White, 1.04% Native American, 0.78% Asian, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 148 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 29.0% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,500, and the median income for a family was $56,875. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $28,611 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,506. About 3.5% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Colton, Washington
  8. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 335.
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 11, 2013.