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Welcome to Colton ...

The town of Colton is located in Whitman County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colton has a population of 458 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Colton.

Colton is 2,560 feet [780 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Colton is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Colton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Colton is within the boundaries of the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Colton: 99113<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colton had an population of 458 people. This is an increase of 9.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colton had a population of 418 people. This makes Colton the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 418 people, the population of Colton increased 8.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 386 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Colton.

Communities Also Named Colton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Colton - they are located in California, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Colton.

Communities near Colton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Colton.

  • Pullman [Whitman County]
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    • Pullman [Whitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Colton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,336 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pullman<6>
  • Lewiston [Nez Perce County]
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    • Lewiston [Nez Perce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Colton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,039 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewiston<6>
  • Moscow [Latah County]
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    • Moscow [Latah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Colton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,128 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<6>
  • Clarkston [Asotin County]
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    • Clarkston [Asotin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Colton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,500 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkston<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Asotin [Asotin County]
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      • Asotin [Asotin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Colton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,292 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asotin<6>
    • Lapwai [Nez Perce County]
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      • Lapwai [Nez Perce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Colton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lapwai have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lapwai
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lapwai<6>
    • Genesee [Latah County]
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      • Genesee [Latah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Colton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genesee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genesee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Genesee<6>
    • Juliaetta [Latah County]
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      • Juliaetta [Latah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Colton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juliaetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Juliaetta<6>
    • Albion [Whitman County]
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      • Albion [Whitman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Colton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<6>
    • Chambers [Whitman County]
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      • Chambers [Whitman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Colton
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Colton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Colton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Colton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Colton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Colton. See our Newspapers Page for Colton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colton ...

Looking for more information about Colton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Colton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Colton.

Adding Colton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Colton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Colton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Colton on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Colton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Whitman County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Whitman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Colton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Colton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Colton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5680, Longitude: -117.1271    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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