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Encyclopedia > Colton, California
Colton, California
Location in San Bernardino County and the state of California
Location in San Bernardino County and the state of California
Coordinates: 34°3′54″N 117°19′18″W / 34.065, -117.32167
Country United States
State California
County San Bernardino
Area
 - Total 15.7 sq mi (40.6 km²)
 - Land 15.1 sq mi (39.1 km²)
 - Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km²)
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 47,662
 - Density 3,035.8/sq mi (1,173.9/km²)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92313, 92324
Area code(s) 909
FIPS code 06-14890
GNIS feature ID 1652688

Colton is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 47,662 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links San_Bernardino_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Colton_Highlighted. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 909 in red North American Area code 909 is a California telephone area code which was split from area code 714 on November 14, 1992. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Colton is the site of Colton Crossing, one of the busiest at-grade railroad crossings in the United States. The main transcontinental trunk lines of Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe cross at this point. As traffic on each line has soared since the mid-1990s, fueled largely by the vast increase in imports passing through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the primitive crossing has become a serious bottleneck. The crossing was installed in August 1882 by the California Southern Railroad to cross the Southern Pacific Railroad's tracks while building northward from San Diego. A westbound Union Pacific freight led by unit 5397 heads over the Colton Crossing. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... A transcontinental railroad is a railway that crosses a continent, typically from sea to sea. Terminals are at or connected to different oceans. ... The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (AAR reporting mark BNSF) (NYSE: BNI), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and established as a result of a 1995 merger between the parent companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, is one of the largest... General Information Founded December 9, 1907 Coordinates  - Latitude  - Longitude 33º4239 N 118º1459 W Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 7500 acres 4200 acres 3300 acres Available Berths 270 Vessel Arrivals 2,813 (FY 2004) Annual container volume 7. ... The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and the tenth busiest port in the world. ... A bottleneck is literally the neck of a glass or pottery bottle. ... The California Southern Railroad was a subsidiary railroad of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (Santa Fe) in Southern California. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks SP) was an American railroad. ... San Diego redirects here. ...

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Geography

Colton is located at 34°3′54″N, 117°19′18″W (34.064945, -117.321687)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 40.7 km² (15.7 mi²). 39.1 km² (15.1 mi²) of it is land and 1.5 km² (0.6 mi²) of it (3.76%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Famous Residents

  • Cam Carreon (1937-1987) - baseball player
  • Kit Carson (1912-1983) - baseball player
  • George Caster (1907-1955) - baseball player
  • Ricky Dominguez (b. 1987) - actor
  • Nicholas Porter Earp (1813-1907) - father of Wyatt Earp
  • Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) - frontier lawman
  • Antonio Luis Martinez(b. 1979) Artist/Muralist, Rapper/Hip-Hop Artist (Hip-Hop Addicts)(Do-Gooders), Improv Percussionist, Co-Founder of EvolveMusic Avant Garde Art/music Collective
  • Colton Teegarden (1997-?) - Colton's last city-marshal
  • Ken Hubbs (1941-1964) - Chicago Cubs rookie of the year
  • Jeremy Suarez (b. 1990) - The Bernie Mac Show
  • Kat Von D (b.1982)
  • 40 Glocc (b.1978)- Hip-Hop Artist from Infamous Records

Camilo Carreon (August 6, 1937 - September 2, 1987) was a Major League Baseball player from 1959 to 1966 for the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles. ... Walter Lloyd Kit Carson (November 15, 1912 - June 21, 1983), was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played for the Cleveland Indians in 1934 and 1935. ... George Caster (August 4, 1907 - December 18, 1955) was the pitcher who gave up Jimmie Foxxs 500th Home Run. ... Ricky Dominguez Ricky Dominguez Ricky Dominguez (born June 21, 1987) is an American actor and, recently, a singer. ... Nicholas Porter Earp was born September 6, 1813 in Lincoln, North Carolina, to Walter and Martha Ann Earp. ... Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848–January 13, 1929) was an American farmer, teamster, sometime buffalo hunter, officer of the law in various Western frontier towns, gambler, saloon-keeper, and miner. ... Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848–January 13, 1929) was an American farmer, teamster, sometime buffalo hunter, officer of the law in various Western frontier towns, gambler, saloon-keeper, and miner. ... Kenneth Douglas Hubbs (December 23, 1941 - February 13, 1964) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Jeremy Steven Suarez (born July 6, 1990 in Burbank, California) is an American actor perhaps best known for his starring role of Jordan Thomkins, Bernie Macs nephew, on The Bernie Mac Show. ... Kat Von D (Katherine Von Drachenberg) (born March 8, 1982) is a Mexican-American tattoo artist based in California, best known for her work as a featured artist on the TLC reality television show Miami Ink. ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 47,662 people, 14,520 households, and 10,904 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,217.9/km² (3,154.3/mi²). There were 15,680 housing units at an average density of 400.7/km² (1,037.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 42.68% White, 11.01% African American, 1.26% Native American, 5.29% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 34.46% from other races, and 5.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 60.71% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 14,520 households out of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.26 and the average family size was 3.76. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 34.9% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 15.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,777, and the median income for a family was $37,911. Males had a median income of $32,152 versus $25,118 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,460. About 18.2% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Trivia

Virgil Earp:

  • Served as Colton's first marshall[1]
  • Resided in Colton from 1883 to 1889
  • Lived at 528 W. "H" Street, Colton, CA[2]

Notes & References

  1. ^ Colton City News, November 2, 2006
  2. ^ San Bernardino County Register of Deeds Book (entry dated July 7, 1888)

External links

Coordinates: 34.064945° N 117.321687° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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