Colton, Washington

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Colton is a town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 386 at the 2000 census.



Colton was incorporated in 1890 however it was not recorded until 1893.

Notable natives


Colton is located at 46°34′N 117°8′W / 46.567°N 117.133°W / 46.567; -117.133 (46.5673, -117.1280).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


  • Pullman - 14 miles north
  • Lewiston, Idaho - 22 miles south-southeast
  • Clarkston - 23 miles south
  • Moscow, Idaho - 24 miles north-northeast
  • Colfax - 28 miles north-northwest
  • Spokane - 87 miles north
  • Walla Walla - 127 miles southwest
  • Kennewick - 151 miles west-southwest
  • Boise, Idaho - 288 miles south


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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