Colton, South Dakota

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Colton, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 7% Colton People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 11% Colton Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Colton Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Colton, South Dakota

Comparing Colton 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
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Age of the Population 5 4
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 7 8
College Educated Adults 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
People Living Alone 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Colton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 182 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Minnehaha
Metro Area Sioux Falls
Standard Zip Codes 57018
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.786
Longitude -96.927

Colton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MADISON 2 SE
Distance 16.1 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 16.4 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 HOWARD
Distance 34.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
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Colton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 662 100%
Male 322 48.6%
Female 340 51.4%
Under 18 162 24.5%
18+ 500 75.5%
65+ 132 19.9%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.95
White 656 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.2%

Estimated Colton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 658
Growth -4
Growth % -0.6%

Colton 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 31.5%
Norwegian 22.9%
Dutch 20%
English 5.1%
Irish 4.3%
US/American 4.3%
Czech 3.3%
Swedish 2.4%
Danish 2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
French Canadian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Colton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Huntimer (57018)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Colton 662 $45,139
Baltic 811 $50,000
Crooks 859 $56,528
Dell Rapids 2,980 $49,536
Hartford 1,844 $53,942
Humboldt 521 $45,000
Montrose 460 $39,583
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Colton High Schools (2004)

46450 252ND ST
Serves 242 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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