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
Unlike some cities, Colton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Colton are a mix 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%).
A relatively large number of people in Colton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.27% 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
Because of many things, Colton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Colton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Colton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Colton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.