Redfield, Iowa

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Redfield, Iowa
City
Motto: "Not quite the heart of Iowa, but holds all the love..."
Location of Redfield, Iowa
Location of Redfield, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°35′28″N 94°11′43″W / 41.59111°N 94.19528°W / 41.59111; -94.19528Coordinates: 41°35′28″N 94°11′43″W / 41.59111°N 94.19528°W / 41.59111; -94.19528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Dallas
Area[1]
 • Total 1.40 sq mi (3.63 km2)
 • Land 1.40 sq mi (3.63 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 835
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 872
 • Density 596.4/sq mi (230.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50233
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-66045
GNIS feature ID 0460567

Redfield is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States, along the Middle Raccoon River. The population was 835 at the 2010 census.[4] It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Name[edit]

Redfield obtained its name from Lieutenant Colonel James Redfield, an early settler who served in the 39th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War.[5] Col. James Redfield bought Redfield(at the time it was New Ireland) and the name was changed.[6] §

Geography[edit]

Redfield is located at 41°35′28″N 94°11′43″W / 41.59111°N 94.19528°W / 41.59111; -94.19528 (41.591065, -94.195338).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.40 square miles (3.63 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 394 —    
1890 397 +0.8%
1900 509 +28.2%
1910 659 +29.5%
1920 770 +16.8%
1930 870 +13.0%
1940 898 +3.2%
1950 892 −0.7%
1960 966 +8.3%
1970 921 −4.7%
1980 959 +4.1%
1990 883 −7.9%
2000 833 −5.7%
2010 835 +0.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 835 people, 341 households, and 233 families residing in the city. The population density was 596.4 inhabitants per square mile (230.3 /km2). There were 381 housing units at an average density of 272.1 per square mile (105.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.6% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 341 households of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 40 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 833 people, 347 households, and 232 families residing in the city. The population density was 602.6 people per square mile (233.1/km²). There were 369 housing units at an average density of 266.9 per square mile (103.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.92% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.60% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 347 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.

26.2% are under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,333, and the median income for a family was $43,056. Males had a median income of $28,947 versus $25,724 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,155. About 3.5% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Redfield's economy includes a brickyard, Glen-Gery, which supplied all bricks for the 2004-2006 renovations of Kinnick Stadium.[9]

Festivals[edit]

Redfield celebrates the Old Settlers Celebration in June annually. The festival includes a carnival with many rides, a parade, and a street dance. Class reunions for Redfield and Dexfield high school graduates often occur during Old Settlers. In 2009, Old Settlers Days was celebrated from June 19–21. In 2010, Old Settlers Days was celebrated from June 25–27. In 2011, Old Settlers Days was celebrated from June 24–26. In 2012, Old Settlers Days was held on July 6–8.[10]

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ State of Iowa city and population change (see page 22 of 29)
  5. ^ http://redfieldia.com/
  6. ^ http://redfieldia.com/history.html
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ http://www.gass.com/colleen/CI_Update/CI_summer06_ebook.pdf
  10. ^ Old Settlers Celebration

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