Colman, South Dakota

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Colman, South Dakota

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High Points

Colman strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Colman Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Colman Low Violent Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 8% Colman Racial Diversity
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 14% Colman People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Colman, South Dakota

Comparing Colman to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Racial Diversity 6 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 3
Age of the Population 3 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 6
People Above Poverty 7 7
Median Family Income 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 2
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Working at Home 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 9

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Colman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles N of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 188 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Moody
Standard Zip Codes 57017
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.982
Longitude -96.814

Colman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
Station MADISON 2 SE
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 25.1 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
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Colman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 572 100%
Male 266 46.5%
Female 306 53.5%
Under 18 163 28.5%
18+ 409 71.5%
65+ 76 13.3%
Median Age 34.9
Average Family Size 3.03
White 554 96.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.2%

Estimated Colman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 559
Growth -13
Growth % -2.3%

Colman Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 38.6%
Norwegian 24.6%
US/American 9.9%
Irish 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Danish 3.3%
English 2.9%
Dutch 2.9%
Italian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Luxemburger 1.1%
Scottish 0.9%
Russian 0.7%
Swedish 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
French Canadian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Colman 572 $44,000
Colton 662 $45,139
Dell Rapids 2,980 $49,536
Egan 265 $30,000
Flandreau 2,376 $40,272
Trent 254 $39,318
Wentworth 188 $36,042
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Colman High Schools (2004)

Serves 118 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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