Colton is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 700 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
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colton who work in office and administrative support (19.27%), sales jobs (10.60%) and management occupations (9.25%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.27% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Because of many things, Colton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Colton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Colton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Colton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
As is often the case in a small city, Colton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.