Colton is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 695 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
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Colton who work in office and administrative support (16.21%), sales jobs (14.16%) and maintenance occupations (6.62%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.60% 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
The overall crime rate in Colton is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
In Colton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Colton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.