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Colman, SD

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Overview


Colman is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 640 people and just one neighborhood, Colman is the 108th largest community in South Dakota.

Colman real estate is some of the most expensive in South Dakota, although Colman house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Colman, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.05% of Colman’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Colman is a city of professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colman who work in healthcare (10.32%), office and administrative support (8.11%), and teaching (5.90%).

A relatively large number of people in Colman telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.78% 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, Colman is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Colman 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, Colman has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Colman’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Being a small city, Colman does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Colman is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.74% of adults in Colman have a college degree.

The per capita income in Colman in 2018 was $30,169, which is lower middle income relative to South Dakota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,676 for a family of four. However, Colman contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Colman home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colman residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Colman include German, Norwegian, Irish, Dutch, and British.

The most common language spoken in Colman is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 7 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 35.6% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 89.7% of the neighborhoods in SD. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Norwegian and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 20.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 4.3% have Danish ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Colman are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 66.6% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 41.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.2%), and 9.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.4%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Colman, SD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (35.7%). There are also a number of people of Norwegian ancestry (20.1%), and residents who report Dutch roots (7.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.0%), along with some Danish ancestry residents (4.3%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (69.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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