Colton is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 695 people and just one neighborhood, Colton is the 86th largest community in South Dakota. Much of the housing stock in Colton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Colton real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Colton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Colton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Colton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Colton who work in office and administrative support (16.21%), sales jobs (14.16%) and maintenance occupations (6.62%).
A relatively large number of people in Colton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.60% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Colton’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One downside of living in Colton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.13 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small city, Colton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.