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. 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
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
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.
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.