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Colton, New York - Basic Facts

The Colton Census Designated Place had a population of 358 as of July 1, 2017. Colton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colton is located at latitude 44.5651 and longitude -74.9466 in St. Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Colton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. St. Lawrence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 873 feet.

The Colton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2627943) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Colton Census Designated Place is located within Town of Colton, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colton: High Falls, Matildavale, Matildaville, New Germany.

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Colton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 358
Daytime Population: Workers 210
Daytime Population: Residents 229
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 439
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 358
Population in Familes 283
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 212
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $48,868
Average Household Income $60,909
Per Capita Income $27,053


Total Housing Units 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $138,043
Average Home Value $185,902


Total Households 157
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 103
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.28%
Households 0.36% 0.25%
Families 1.72% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Colton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colton to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1100 8th
Population Density # 1125 6th
Diversity Index # 1189 1st
Median Household Income # 897 25th
Per Capita Income # 777 35th

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