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Redfield, SD

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Overview


Redfield is a very small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 2,167 people and just one neighborhood, Redfield is the 62nd largest community in South Dakota. Redfield has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Redfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Redfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Redfield is a city of professionals, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Redfield who work in healthcare (9.53%), office and administrative support (8.71%), and teaching (8.62%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.08 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Redfield doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Redfield is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.56% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Redfield in 2022 was $33,330, which is middle income relative to South Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,320 for a family of four. However, Redfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Redfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Redfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Redfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Redfield include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and French.

The most common language spoken in Redfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 78.2% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 87.2% of the neighborhoods in SD. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Norwegian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 1.8% have Portuguese ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Redfield are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 5.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 62.8% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 30.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (23.2%), and 16.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Redfield, SD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (7.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.6%), along with some Spanish ancestry residents (5.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (78.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (79.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.9%) and 8.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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