The City of Colton

The city of Colton is in San Bernardino County and was founded in 1887. This small city is known as “Hub City” and is famous for its Colton Crossing which is the busiest at grade railroad crossing in the United States and where tow transcontinental railroads come together. The area is rich in railroad history and the city was named after David Colton who was an official of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Hub City is in appropriate name for this city, as it is also positioned close to several California freeways including the 10 Freeway, the 215 Freeway, the 91 freeway and the 60 and the 210. It sits central to several large Inland Empire cities including Riverside, San Bernardino, and Redlands. 

The city sits withing 16 square miles and as of 2018 had a population of 54,828. The average household income in 2018 was $61,826 and Zillow reported average home values near $424,000 as of November of 2021.

Colton Joint Unified School District oversees 28 schools and nearly 22,000 students within the communities of Colton, Bloomington, and Grand Terrace. 

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Zip codes in Colton include 92313, 92316, 92324, 92354, 92408.