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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Colton is a town in New York with a population of 1,516. Colton is in St. Lawrence County. Living in Colton offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Colton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Colton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$613
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Colton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,800
National
$55,322
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Colton Reviews

3 reviews
I love how small and connected the town is. Everybody knows each other, and it's a very peaceful place to live in. There is barely any crime, and there are lots of recreational opportunities. Although it can get extremely cold and snowy in the winter, it is a beautiful place to live in every season. The school, while small, is nationally ranked as one of the best schools in New York and affords many opportunities for dual-enrollment classes, engaging electives, and challenging coursework. I would like there to be more AP classes at the school; there are only four as of right now, and I would like to see more employment opportunities in the town.
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Colton is a very small town. Not a lot goes on here. This can be a good thing and a bad one. Due to there not being many businesses or things to do, a lot of young adults and teens spend their time partying and drinking. But one of the good things is that you know everyone and for the most part everyone gets along. They certainly know how to come together when needed. It's the town where I grew up and the town I still currently live in. There are days when I say I want to leave, but they are few and far between. At the end of the day, I have my family and friends here and the view is breathtaking. There's nothing like it. You have the adirondack mountains and the quiet serenity of being near the water as well.
It's good if you like small towns. The school is one of the best in the area. Also, the people are usually pretty nice. Not much to do sometimes, and long drives to get to any kind of shopping besides the Dollar General.