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Colton, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Colton had a population of 724 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Colton, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 724
Daytime Population: Workers 110
Daytime Population: Residents 295
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 405
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 724
Population in Familes 561
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,032
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $56,110
Average Household Income $61,296
Per Capita Income $26,965


Total Housing Units 338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $95,370
Average Home Value $102,056


Total Households 319
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 193
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.73% 0.95%
Households 0.76% 0.98%
Families 0.66% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

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, 2017 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 # 106 73rd
Population Density # 86 78th
Diversity Index # 333 16th
Median Household Income # 116 71st
Per Capita Income # 228 42nd

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