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. 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
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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.60% 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’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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.
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.