Colton, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 676 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 
Males: 332  (49.3%)
Females: 344  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57018.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,348 (it was $42,054 in 2000)
Colton:

$60,348
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,819 (it was $18,189 in 2000)

Colton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $147,851 (it was $76,100 in 2000)
Colton:

$147,851
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $117,135; detached houses: $122,010; mobile homes: $59,849

Median gross rent in 2017: $753.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colton: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.4%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 52.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Colton, SD (2010)
    • 67297.8%White alone
    • 50.7%Two or more races
    • 50.7%Hispanic
    • 40.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

Races in Colton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Colton, South Dakota as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colton is 181 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (31.2%), Norwegian (26.9%), Dutch (22.6%), American (9.0%), Swedish (1.9%), French Canadian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1904

Elevation: 1605 feet

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 968 people per square mile   (low).

Colton, South Dakota map

13 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
South Dakota:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,779 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,779 (1.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 43.79 N, Longitude: 96.93 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Colton, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Colton, SD in 2017
Colton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $128,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $79,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Colton, SD residents
Average permit cost in Colton, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.3%).
Most common industries in Colton, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.6%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Wood products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.5%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (21.5%)
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Wood products (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Colton, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)

Average climate in Colton, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Colton, South Dakota average temperatures Colton, South Dakota average precipitation Colton, South Dakota humidity Colton, South Dakota wind speed Colton, South Dakota snowfall Colton, South Dakota sunshine Colton, South Dakota clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.177. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.177
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.70
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.440. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.440
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.37. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.37
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Colton-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 83% 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 slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.9 miles away from Colton center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 137.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 682.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 134.2 miles away from Colton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Minnehaha County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Colton:

  • DELLS AREA HEALTH CENTER -NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DELL RAPIDS, SD)
  • AVERA DELLS AREA HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; DELL RAPIDS, SD)
  • DELLS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DELL RAPIDS, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colton:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 17 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 38 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 70 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 75 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 95 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 98 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Wayne State College (about 108 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

Public high school in Colton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Colton:

See full list of schools located in Colton

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Colton: Colton Volunteer Fire Department (A), Colton City Hall (B), Colton Branch Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Minnehaha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Colton and their reported violations in the past:

COLTON (Population served: 687, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In NOV-05-2010, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2011)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.9%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
16 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Colton (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Colton Branch at 200 East 4th Street, branch established on 1939/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Colton:

Marital status in Colton, SD
  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Colton:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colton, SD (based on Minnehaha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant49,75980
Catholic30,33516
Evangelical Protestant21,83284
Other2,60612
Orthodox2602
Black Protestant2491
None64,427-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Minnehaha County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Minnehaha County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Minnehaha County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
This county:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Minnehaha County:

26.7%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Colton:

45.4%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Colton:

35.9%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.1%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Colton:

7.4%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Colton:

25.5%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

51.5%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Colton:

72.6%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colton, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$2,480$29,7600$0
Financial Administration 1$2,896$34,7521$547
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 2$5,376$32,2561$547

Colton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $118,000 ($174.56)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($103.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $63,000 ($93.20)
    Sewerage: $44,000 ($65.09)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($62.13)
    Central Staff Services: $41,000 ($60.65)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($42.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($41.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($8.88)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($8.88)
    Liquor Stores: $3,000 ($4.44)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($4.44)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($2.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($1.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($17.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $34,000 ($50.30)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($20.71)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($20.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $70,000 ($103.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($20.71)

Colton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $94,000 ($139.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($7.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($4.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($2.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($7.40)
    Rents: $3,000 ($4.44)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($1.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $161,000 ($238.17)
    Liquor Stores: $20,000 ($29.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $59,000 ($87.28)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($16.27)
  • Tax - Property: $158,000 ($233.73)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $121,000 ($178.99)
    Other License: $4,000 ($5.92)

Colton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $909,000 ($1344.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $871,000 ($1288.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,000 ($57.69)

Colton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,000 ($11.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $728,000 ($1076.92)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $251,000 ($371.30)

7.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,945 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($641 average AGI)
Minnehaha County:

0.11%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lincoln County, SD  1.68% ($61,209 average AGI)
from Brookings County, SD  0.18% ($40,075)
from Lake County, SD  0.11% ($48,184)


8.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($643 average AGI)
Minnehaha County:

0.13%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lincoln County, SD  2.12% ($59,268 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.15% ($55,441)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($50,779)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colton:

  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSQB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: L A SKYWAVE, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colton:

  • KTWB (101.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSQB-FM (95.7 FM; DELL RAPIDS, SD; Owner: L A RADIO, INC.)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KJAM-FM (103.1 FM; MADISON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KRRO (103.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • K252DG (98.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colton:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K52ES (Channel 52; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K34DR (Channel 34; HUMBOLDT, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K43GX (Channel 43; MADISON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K53EG (Channel 53; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • KCSD-TV (Channel 23; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Colton fatal accident list:

Jul 4, 2005 02:42 PM, 4th St, Lat: 43.786910, Lon: -96.929200, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.8mTotal length
  • $4,058,000Total costs
  • 5,293Total average daily traffic
  • 188Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,126Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Colton, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Colton, SD

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Colton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4.2 Km Se (Lat: 43.759694 Lon: -96.877556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 175 m, Call Sign: WPHF581, Licensee ID: L00084971,
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.962 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2000, Expiration Date: 05/30/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/17/2010, Registrant: Erna Stewart, 2104 Hawley Dr, Vista, CA 92084, Phone: (619) 941-5110

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • BPS 5, 46550 246th (Lat: 43.819417 Lon: -96.900611), Type: Upole, Structure height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WNXT215,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/2011, Expiration Date: 11/21/2020, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc, 15895 S Pflumm, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (605) 428-3395, Email:
  • 600 E 4th Street (Lat: 43.848611 Lon: -96.844167), Type: Silo, Structure height: 27 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WPTN487,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.050 MHz, Grant Date: 11/07/2001, Expiration Date: 11/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2012, Certifier: Kris Huwe, Registrant: Horner, Danny, 700 E 3rd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816
  • Lat: 43.788333 Lon: -96.927500, Call Sign: WQSV595, Licensee ID: L01802946,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/2013, Expiration Date: 11/21/2023, Certifier: Heather Madison, Registrant: City Of Colton, 309 E 4th, Colton, SD 57018, Phone: (605) 446-3811, Fax: (605) 446-3811
  • Lat: 43.788500 Lon: -97.046028, Call Sign: WQTS282,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.450 MHz, Grant Date: 04/01/2014, Expiration Date: 04/01/2024, Certifier: Mark Mathieu, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • 46621 250th St (Lat: 43.760833 Lon: -96.886056), Call Sign: WRCL356,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.612 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2018, Expiration Date: 10/30/2028, Certifier: Brad Oyen, Registrant: Vantek Communications, 221 S Jessica Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 996-1200, Fax: (605) 996-6206, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB0TTC, Licensee ID: L00388291, Grant Date: 07/08/2015, Expiration Date: 08/19/2025, Certifier: Duane J Lorenz, Registrant: Duane J Lorenz, 604 E 2nd St, Colton, SD 57018
  • Call Sign: KB5YQH, Licensee ID: L00312199, Grant Date: 04/22/2003, Expiration Date: 07/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2015, Certifier: Robert M Butts, Registrant: Robert M Butts, 104 South Main Ave, Colton, SD 57018
  • Call Sign: N0KRX, Previous Call Sign: KB0DHG, Licensee ID: L00425367, Grant Date: 11/28/2011, Expiration Date: 02/25/2022, Certifier: Bruce L Overgard, Registrant: Bruce L Overgard, 109 W 4th, Colton, SD 57018
  • Call Sign: KC0RWV, Licensee ID: L00832695, Grant Date: 03/18/2004, Expiration Date: 03/18/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2005, Certifier: Steve D Wolterstorff, Registrant: Steve D Wolterstorff, 24863 468th Ave, Colton, SD 57018
  • Call Sign: KD0QYQ, Licensee ID: L01691249, Grant Date: 02/23/2012, Expiration Date: 02/23/2022, Certifier: Becky M Lorenz, Registrant: Becky M Lorenz, 604 E 2nd St, Colton, SD 57018
  • Call Sign: KE0MFK, Licensee ID: L02084824, Grant Date: 02/24/2017, Expiration Date: 02/24/2027, Certifier: Jonathan D Jackson, Registrant: Jonathan D Jackson, 45748 245th St, Colton, SD 57018
  • Call Sign: KE0PXD, Licensee ID: L02159091, Grant Date: 01/30/2018, Expiration Date: 01/30/2028, Certifier: Matthew G Bickel, Registrant: Matthew G Bickel, Colton, SD 57018

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of reported fires - 24 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Colton, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.4%), and Structure Fires (37.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Colton, SD
    • 5447.4%Outside Fires
    • 4337.7%Structure Fires
    • 1210.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 54.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colton, SD
Most common first names in Colton, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry1080.7 years
John982.5 years
Charles873.0 years
Robert567.2 years
William566.4 years
Martha585.4 years
Andrew478.8 years
Fred476.2 years
Floyd480.5 years
Albert481.0 years
Most common last names in Colton, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Swier866.0 years
Berge785.4 years
Johnson784.9 years
Nelson773.1 years
Reurink676.8 years
Park586.0 years
Langloss577.8 years
Hoekman574.0 years
Dejong570.4 years
Acheson479.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colton, SD
  • 88.6%Utility gas
  • 7.6%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colton, SD
  • 55.0%Utility gas
  • 42.5%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Colton compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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