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Community Profile

Redfield City

Population

Total Population

2,348

Population
Growth Rate

-0.12%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

16.000

Quality of Life

Redfield has long been known as the "Pheasant Capital of the World"® because it was just north of Redfield that the Chinese Ringneck Pheasant was first successfully released and recorded in South Dakota back in 1908.

RECREATION
On the west side of Redfield is Redfield Lake located on Turtle Creek. Six miles south of Redfield is Mud Lake, one of the best fishing spots in the region. Eight miles east of Redfield is beautiful Fisher Grove State Park located on the James River and right next door to the Fisher Grove Country Club where there is nine holes of excellent golf.
Redfield also has an outdoor municipal swimming pool with a 103' water slide and a wading pool located in the City Park next to the Armory. Redfield Park & Rec department sponsors numerous year round recreation programs including swimming, golf, tennis and bowling lessons as well as adult and youth softball, baseball, T-ball, track and field,  There are 2 youth ball fields, an adult softball field, and a adult baseball field that is home to the American Legion and the Pheasants amateur team.  The Redfield Soccer Association is currently developing new soccer fields for their growing program.


EDUCATION

Redfield School District #56-4 Grades K-12  
Grade LevelEnrollmentStudent:Teacher Ratio
K-1267314:1
Elementary (1)  
Middle/Jr. High (1)  
Senior High (1)  

 


HEALTH CARE

Hospital  
Community Memorial HospitalRedfield25 bed Critical Access Hospital
Spink Co AmbulanceRedfieldCoverage approx 1800 sq mi
Clinic  
Redfield ClinicRedfield3 Medical Doctors
5 Midlevel Physicians
Nursing Home  
Golden Living Health CareRedfield87 beds
Eastern Star Nursing HomeRedfield30 beds
Assisted Living  
Lakeside Health CareRedfield22 beds
   
Other  
Dentists 2
Optometrist 1
Chiropractor 1

Housing & Income

Households

1,065

Total Housing Units

1,206


Owner Occupied

617

Renter Occupied

448

Vacant

141

Median Home Value

$77,283


Average Home Value

$94,571

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.09%


Per Capita Income

0.99%

Income Projection

Median Household

$43,244 $47,014


Average Household

$67,055 $70,486


Per Capita

$29,686 $31,191

Workforce

Total Businesses

164

Total Employed

1,561

Workers 16+

1,306

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

1

Employed

10

Construction

Businesses

10

Employed

51

Manufacturing

Businesses

4

Employed

15

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

2

Employed

6

Some
High School

73

Graduated
High School

573

Associates
Degree

175

Bachelor's
Degree

196

Graduate
Degree

121

Average Commute Time

11 min.



Resident Commuters

1,190

Non-Resident Commuters

101

Drive Alone

1,097

Carpooled

115

Public

0

Work At Home

40

Wages (Salary)

Quarterly Occupational Wage Data 
OccupationNortheast Average Wage
Accountants and Auditors$ 19.91
Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks$ 10.42
Cashiers$ 7.22
Computer Progarmmers$ 24.47
Customer Service Representatives$ 9.97
Laborers and Freight Stock and Material Movers Hand$ 9.15
Packers and Packagers Hand$ 8.62
Retail Salespersons$ 9.01
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$ 9.58
Team Assemblers$ 9.65
Wages Updated to 2nd Quarter - 2003
This table includes the following regions: Northeast
Source: South Dakota Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Center at http://www.state.sd.us/dol/lmic/occupationalwages.html

Leading Employers

IndustryProduct/ServiceEmployees
SD Developmental CenterHuman Services425
Redfield Public SchoolEducation110
Community Memorial HospitalMedical110
Beverly Health CareHealth Care100
Spink CountyGovernment60
SynergyTelemarketing60
Eastern Star Nursing HomeHealth Care47
City of RedfieldGovernment20
Community First National BankFinancial18

Workers Comp & Unemployment

Approximately 310 people were looking for new employment opportunities in Spink County in September, 2003.

 Redfield CIty 2002 Annual AverageRedfield City - September 2003
Labor Force3,2603,305
Employed3,1553,245
Unemployed10560
Rate3.2%1.8%

Labor Management Relations

There is no unionized industry in Redfield and there have been no work stoppages in the last 5 years.
 

Higher Education

TECHNICAL INSTITUTES

Lake Area Technical Institute
230 NE 11th Street
Watertown SD 57201
1-800-657-4344
www.lakeareatech.edu

Lake Area offers 21 programs, each with an Industry Advisor Board made up of 250 companies to ensure that industry's needs are being met. Lake Area sets the standard for technical training across the nation.


COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

Northern State University
1200 S Jay Street
Aberdeen SD 57401
605/626-3001
www.northern.edu

Major courses offered: Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Masters in Business Administration. Offers courses in international finance, management, and marketing as well as outstanding business and cmputer programs.

 

PRESENTATION COLLEGE

1500 North Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Tel: 800.437.6060
www.presentation.edu

Founded in 1951 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Presentation College has a professions focus in the undergraduate programs, including arts & sciences, nursing, business, social & behavioral sciences, and allied health.

 

Transportation

Highways: Redfield is at the junciton of US Highways 212 and 281

Motor Freight Carriers: 10+

Rail Service: Dakota Minnesota & Eastern and Burlington Northern

Nearest Commercial Air Service: Aberdeen Regional Airport is 45 miles north
Airlines Serving Airport: Northwest Airlink, a.k.a. Mesaba Airlines
Number of Daily Flights: averages 7
Full Service Airport with restaurant, car rental, fuel sales

Nearest Charter Flights: Aberdeen Regional airport 45 miles north

Nearest Airport: Redfield Municpal Airport on the southwest edge of Redfield City - has a 3300' x 60' asphalt runway. Fuel sales are available.
 

Nearest CitiesMilesProximity to MarketMiles
Aberdeen42Minneapolis275
Huron50Chicago720
Watertown70Denver650
Sioux Falls175Kansas City552

Utilities

ELECTRIC
Local Supplier: Northwestern
Power Generation Company: Northwestern

Large Commercial and Industrial Service: 
Demand Charge 
  First 100 kWh$7.88/kWh
  Next 400 kWh$7.18/kWh
  Additional kWh$6.48/kWh

 

Energy Charge 
  First 100 hours$0.03258 cents/kWh
  Next 300 hours$0.01558 cents/kWh
  Next 100 hours$0.01058 cents/kWh
  Excess of 500 hours$0.00558 cents/kWh
Plus Fuel Charge on all kWh$0.01520 cents/kWh

 


NATURAL GAS
Local Supplier/Distributor: Northwestern
Transmission System: Northern Natural

Firm General Natural Gas Service: 
  Base Rate$80.00
  Therm daily contract demand
      (never less than 50 therms)
$0.95

 

Interruptible General Natural Gas Service: 
  Base Rate$80.00
  Delivery Charge$0.0467/therm
  Gas Cost
     (Based on First of Month Index)
Market Price
  Minimum Monthly Rate$80.00

 


WATER
Local Supplier/Distributor: City of Redfield
Water Treatment: WEB Rural Water and City of Redfield
Source: Missouri River
System Capacity: 1.08 mgd
Present Usage: 0.324 mgd
Rates: All customers are the same rate - presently $3.75/1000 gal


WASTEWATER
Local supplier: City of Redfield
Type of Treatment: 3-cell total retention lagoon system/primary treatment
System Capacity: The design flow is 0.281 mgd
Present Usage: 0.230 mgd
Rates: All customers are the same rate; usage is set yearly based on the gallons of water billed on the 12/1 bill - $2.25/1000 gallons


SOLID WASTE
City/County/Private: All solid waste is taken to the Brown County Landfill
Classification: City operates a restricted use rubble site which accepts grass and wood
Life expectancy of regional landfill: 16 yrs at present volumes
Rates: All private customers pay the same rate - presently $11.44/month - Commercial rates are based on volume.


TELEPHONE
In-state supplier: Qwest
Out-of-state suppliers: AT&T, MCI, Sprint and another 127 companies


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Redfield Progressing and Growing!

Current projects include new homes, new school and airport runway.