For population 25 years and over in Colton:
For population 15 years and over in Colton city:
13 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,425 (1.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (19.9 miles , pop. 123,975).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (180.9 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (487.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Chester, SD (2.7 miles ), Baltic, SD (3.1 miles ), Brant Lake, SD (3.1 miles) , Crooks, SD (3.2 miles ), Dell Rapids, SD (3.3 miles ), Hartford, SD (3.4 miles ), Humboldt, SD (3.5 miles ), Lake Madison, SD (3.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 43.79 N, Longitude: 96.93 W
Area code: 605
Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.3%).
Work and jobs in Colton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Colton, South Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Colton-area historical tornado activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Colton city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 18.7 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Colton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Colton center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from Colton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Minnehaha County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Colton:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colton:
Public high school in Colton:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Colton:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.203. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.59. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.3%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 71.4% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
16 people in nursing homes in 2000
Colton compared to South Dakota state average:
Banks with branches in Colton (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Colton city (based on Minnehaha County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.76%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 23
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Colton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Colton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
8.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,338 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,818 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($103 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Colton fatal accident list:
Jul 4, 2005 02:42 PM, 4th St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Colton)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4