Colton is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 725 people and just one neighborhood, Colton is the 102nd largest community in South Dakota. Colton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
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.
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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colton who work in office and administrative support (12.56%), healthcare (12.11%), and sales jobs (9.87%).
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.
The citizens of Colton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.01% of adults in Colton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Colton in 2018 was $29,922, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,688 for a family of four. However, Colton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Colton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Colton include German, Norwegian, Dutch, Danish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Colton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
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 51.4% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 13 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 96.3% of America.
The neighborhood is considered a solid choice for executive lifestyles. NeighborhoodScout's analysis ranks it as better than 92.6% of South Dakota neighborhoods for executive living, based on the wealthy, educated professionals, executives, and managers who choose to reside here, the spacious homes that are prominent features of the real estate in the neighborhood, and the high real estate appreciation rates found here relative to other neighborhoods in the state.
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, 33.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 3.7% have Danish ancestry.
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 Colton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.8% 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 65.9% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 42.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.9%), and 11.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.3% of households.
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 Colton, SD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Norwegian (33.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (32.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (6.1%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (5.4%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (74.6%) 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 (7.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.