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. 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
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Colton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.67% of the Colton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.54% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
Colton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.