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Redfield, Arkansas
City
City of Redfield
Clockwise from top: The Old Redfield School, Redfield City Hall, the Dollarway Road, Redfield Gymnasium, and the Lone Star Baptist Church
Clockwise from top: The Old Redfield School, Redfield City Hall, the Dollarway Road, Redfield Gymnasium, and the Lone Star Baptist Church
Location in Jefferson County and Arkansas
Location in Jefferson County and Arkansas
Redfield, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Redfield, Arkansas
Redfield, Arkansas
Location in Arkansas
Redfield, Arkansas is located in the United States
Redfield, Arkansas
Redfield, Arkansas
Location in the United States
Redfield, Arkansas is located in North America
Redfield, Arkansas
Redfield, Arkansas
Location in North America
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
County Jefferson
Township Barraque
Founded December 20, 1880 (1880-12-20)
Incorporated October 18, 1898 (1898-10-18)
Founded by James K. Brodie
Named for Jared E. Redfield
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area
 • Total 3.148 sq mi (8.15 km2)
 • Land 3.094 sq mi (8.01 km2)
 • Water 0.054 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
302 ft (92 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,505
 • Density 486.43/sq mi (187.84/km2)
Time zone UTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
ZIP code
72132
Area code 501
FIPS code 05-58580
GNIS feature ID 58477
Highways
  • I-530 (AR).svg Interstate 530
  • US 65.svg U.S. Highway 65
  • Arkansas 46.svg Highway 46
  • Arkansas 365.svg Highway 365
Major airport Clinton Airport (LIT)

Redfield is a small city in the Pine Bluff metropolitan area of northwestern Jefferson County in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The city is situated on the Union Pacific Railway (UP) and is approximately 23 miles (37 km) south of Little Rock, the state capital. As of the 2020 census, Redfield has a population of 1,505.

History

West James Avenue Bridge
West James Street Overpass – Listed on NRHP May 18, 1995.

Following the arrival of the Little Rock, Mississippi River and Texas Railway, The municipality was incorporated by the Jefferson county court on October 18, 1898. Four historic properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP): Dollarway Road (1974), West James Street Overpass (1995), Lone Star Baptist Church (2005), and Redfield School Historic District (2014).

To the area now known as Redfield came Auguste Le Noir de Serville, after serving with the French in the American Revolutionary War and being wounded at Yorktown. Killed by a falling tree in 1828, de Serville was buried with honors, and his funeral was attended by political and military notables.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 400
1900 333 −16.7%
1910 278 −16.5%
1920 296 6.5%
1930 350 18.2%
1940 339 −3.1%
1950 291 −14.2%
1960 242 −16.8%
1970 277 14.5%
1980 745 169.0%
1990 1,082 45.2%
2000 1,157 6.9%
2010 1,297 12.1%
2020 1,505 16.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Redfield racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,163 77.28%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 213 14.15%
Native American 5 0.33%
Asian 13 0.86%
Pacific Islander 3 0.2%
Other/Mixed 64 4.25%
Hispanic or Latino 44 2.92%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,505 people, 640 households, and 428 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,297 people, 525 households and 369 families residing in the city. There were 581 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 4.8% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races and 2.3% from two or more races. 1.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 525 households, out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 38.5 years.

Highways

Redfield is on Highway 365 linking White Hall and Little Rock, as well as Highway 46, linking the city to Sheridan. It is also on Interstate 530 (via Highway 46).

Education

Public education in northwest Jefferson county is administered by the White Hall School District. The school district manages two secondary schools (White Hall High School and White Hall Middle School) and four elementary schools. The M. A. Hardin Elementary School is located in Redfield.

Infrastructure

Redfield is on Highway 365 linking Pine Bluff and Little Rock, as well as Highway 46, linking it to Sheridan. It is also on Interstate 530 (via Highway 46).

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