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Redfield, Arkansas
City
City of Redfield
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Arkansas
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
County Jefferson
Township Barraque
Incorporated October 18, 1898; 121 years ago (1898-10-18)
Named for Jared Redfield
Area
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 302 ft (92 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,297
 • Density 480/sq mi (185/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−05:00)
ZIP code 72132
Area code 501
FIPS code 05-58580
GNIS feature ID 0058477
Major airport LIT

Redfield is a city in Barraque Township, Jefferson County, Arkansas. It is situated on the Union Pacific Railway, 24.7 miles (40 km) southeast of Little Rock.

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 −16.8%
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%
Est. 2015 1,541 18.8%
U.S. Decennial 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).


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