Colton is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 690 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
Colton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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
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.
Being a small city, Colton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.