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Colton, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Colton had a population of 701 as of July 1, 2016. Colton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colton is located at latitude 43.7875 and longitude -96.9286 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,604 feet.

The City of Colton (GNIS ID: 1267334) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Colton, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 701
Population in Households 701
Population in Familes 545
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,000
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 308
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $92,330
Average Home Value $101,027


Median Household Income $54,291
Average Household Income $59,219
Per Capita Income $25,981
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.68%
Households 0.32% 0.64%
Families 0.09% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Colton, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colton to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 109 72nd
Population Density1 # 93 76th
Diversity Index2 # 335 15th
Median Household Income # 104 74th
Per Capita Income # 223 43rd

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