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Springfield, South Dakota
Main Street of Springfield.
Main Street of Springfield.
Location in Bon Homme County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Bon Homme County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Bon Homme
Incorporated 1881
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,299 ft (396 m)
 • Total 1,989
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,864.21/sq mi (719.83/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-60660
GNIS feature ID 1258297

Springfield is a city in Bon Homme County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,989 at the 2010 census, with about 1,200 of those residents being inmates at Mike Durfee State Prison.

Springfield was named on account of there being numerous natural springs in the area.


Springfield is located at 42°51′17″N 97°53′41″W / 42.85472°N 97.89472°W / 42.85472; -97.89472 (42.854763, -97.894814).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all of it land.

Springfield has been assigned the ZIP code 57062 and the FIPS place code 60660.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 235
1890 302 28.5%
1900 525 73.8%
1910 675 28.6%
1920 719 6.5%
1930 881 22.5%
1940 667 −24.3%
1950 801 20.1%
1960 1,194 49.1%
1970 1,566 31.2%
1980 1,377 −12.1%
1990 834 −39.4%
2000 792 −5.0%
2010 1,989 151.1%
2019 (est.) 1,922 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,989 people, 352 households, and 200 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,969.3 inhabitants per square mile (760.4/km2). There were 433 housing units at an average density of 428.7 per square mile (165.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.7% White, 2.9% African American, 23.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 352 households, of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 41.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.66.

The median age in the city was 37 years. 8.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 42.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 81.1% male and 18.9% female.

Mike Durfee State Prison

Springfield is home of the Mike Durfee State Prison. It is named for Mike Durfee, who was a standout athlete and teacher at University of South Dakota–Springfield. It opened under the name of Springfield State Prison in 1984, with women from the prison at Yankton. It became coed in 1985 with males being admitted. It became all male in 1997 when the women were transferred to Herm Solem Public Safety Center in Pierre. In 1999, it was named for Mike Durfee, who had been with the school and was Deputy Director of the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

The prison currently has approximately 1,200 low to medium security inmates and is a major regional employer.

Notable people

  • Maria Pearson, Yankton Sioux activist, was born in Springfield
  • Mel Tjeerdsma, past president of the American Football Coaches Association, grew up near Springfield
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