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
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
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.