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"Magic Capital of the World"
Colon is a village in Saint Joseph County, in the Sturgis metro area.
The community was named for the shape of the lake and the river
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Colon. For links to other places called Colon, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Colon is 41.958N. The longitude is -85.325W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 863 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,196.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Colon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Joseph County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49040 ZIP code.
29% of Colon residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colon was $14,502, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Colon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Colon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $294. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $674.
Libraries in Colon include Colon Township Library ... View libraries
Saint Joseph County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colon political report.
The average commute time for Colon workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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