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, Colton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Colton are a mix 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
Colton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One downside of living in Colton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.13 minutes every day commuting to work.
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.