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Colton

  •   State: 
    Oregon
      County: 
    Clackamas County
      City: 
    Colton
      County FIPS: 
    41005
      Coordinates: 
    45°12′16″N 122°26′52″W
      Established: 
    1892
  •   Latitude: 
    45,1737
      Longitude: 
    -122,4153
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    97017
      GMAP: 

    Colton, Clackamas County, Oregon, United States

  •   Population: 
    9,027

Colton is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. It was named in about 1892 by two residents, Joshua Gorbett and a man named Cole, who each wanted to name the community after the other. The community has historically had a large Swedish population, and was once a significant logging town. Today the economy is dominated by horticulture and Christmas tree farming. Colton is located on Milk Creek, a tributary of the Molalla River, in a broad (narrow) canyon eroded in a plateau of volcanic basalts and ash of the nearby Western Cascades.Primary and secondary students in Colton are served by the Colton School District, which includes Colton Elementary School, Colton Middle School, and Colton High School.Stella Nickell, convicted murderer who poisoned her husband and currently serving 90 years in a federal prison in Dublin, California, is a resident of Colton. The Colton post office was established the same year. Its ZIP Code is 97017. It is located between the cities of Estacada and Molalla. It has a population of about 2,000 people, and a ZIP Code of 97017, which is a suburb of Portland. It also has a post office with a ZIP code of 97018. The post office is located in the town of Molalla, on Oregon Route 211, near the town's downtown area. The town's ZIP code is 97018, and it has a ZIPcode of 97015.

Geography

Colton is located on Milk Creek, a tributary of the Molalla River, in a broad (narrow) canyon eroded in a plateau of volcanic basalts and ash of the nearby Western Cascades. Canyon Creek, which drains Green Mountain's slopes to the South, joins Milk Creek just east of the community. Colton has a post office with the ZIP code of 58801. The community is located in the eastern part of the Cascade Range. The town has a population of about 1,000 people, most of whom live in the town of Colton. It is located near the junction of Milk Creek with Canyon Creek and Green Mountain, which drain to the south and west respectively.

Education

Primary and secondary students in Colton are served by the Colton School District. The district includes Colton Elementary School, Colton Middle School, and Colton High School. Colton is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of California, San Diego. The town is also home to Colton Airport, which is located on the San Diego-Colton border. The Colton area is known as one of the fastest-growing areas in the state, with a population of 1.2 million in 2010. The city's economy is the second-largest in the county, after San Diego, with an annual growth rate of 2.7 percent. The school district has a population in excess of 2,000 students, with the majority of students attending high school or college. The high school district also has a middle school and a high school, as well as a middle and high school for elementary and junior high students. The elementary school has a gymnasium, and the high school has an art and science center. The community is known for its art and music programs. The area is also known as Colton, which was founded in the early 1900s by the town's first residents. It is the site of the first high school in the area. The first high School in Colonium was built in the mid-19th century, and it is located in the center of the town. The current high school is located near the town, in the heart of Colton. It was built on a hilltop.

  • Colton's population in Clackamas County, Oregon of 1,367 residents in 1900 has increased 6,6-fold to 9,027 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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