Colton is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 687 people and just one neighborhood, Colton is the 86th largest community in South Dakota. Colton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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
When you are in Colton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.67% of Colton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Colton is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colton who work in office and administrative support (18.50%), sales jobs (8.94%) and management occupations (7.32%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.54% 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 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.
Colton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.