Springfield, South Dakota

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Population in 2012: 1,981 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +150.1%
Males: 1,517  (76.6%)
Females: 464  (23.4%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57062.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,308 (it was $29,464 in 2000)
Springfield:

$29,308
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,261 (it was $15,863 in 2000)

Springfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,255 (it was $56,500 in 2000)
Springfield:

$76,255
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $68,740; Detached houses: $71,687; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,595; Mobile homes: $27,565

Median gross rent in 2012: $288.

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Springfield races chart
  • White alone - 1,360 (68.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 455 (22.9%)
  • Hispanic - 74 (3.7%)
  • Black alone - 54 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 44 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)

Races in Springfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Springfield: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.3%), Irish (8.9%), Dutch (8.3%), Norwegian (5.9%), English (4.0%), Czech (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 2/21/1881

Elevation: 1275 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 3,030 people per square mile 
 
 (average).
Springfield, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Springfield:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Springfield city:

  • Never married: 43.2%
  • Now married: 31.4%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

17 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
South Dakota:  2.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Springfield, South Dakota as of January 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Springfield to the number of sex offenders is 68 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,307 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,098 (1.8%)

Springfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (75.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (146.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (526.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Santee, NE (1.5 miles ), Running Water, SD (2.6 miles) , Tyndall, SD (3.1 miles ), Niobrara, NE (3.2 miles ), Lindy, NE (3.4 miles) , Avon, SD (3.7 miles ), Tabor, SD (3.7 miles ), Verdel, NE (3.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $110,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.85 N, Longitude: 97.89 W

Area code: 605

Springfield household income distribution Springfield home values distribution

Crime rates in Springfield (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (128.2 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 10.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
South Dakota average:

1.92
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Work and jobs in Springfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Springfield, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Springfield-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Springfield city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1962, a category F3 tornado 1.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Springfield-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 120.8 miles away from Springfield center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 648.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 215.2 miles away from Springfield center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bon Homme County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Springfield topographic map

Birthplace of: Mel Tjeerdsma - Football coach.

Hospitals and medical centers near Springfield:

  • ST MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; TYNDALL, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY TYNDALL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TYNDALL, SD)

Airports located in Springfield:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Springfield:

  • University of South Dakota (about 50 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 62 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 62 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 75 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 83 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • South Dakota State University (about 116 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Buena Vista University (about 138 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Public high school in Springfield:

Private high school in Springfield:

  • EAST DAKOTA EDUCATION COOP - SPRINGFIELD ACADEMY (Students: 64; Location: 709 N 6TH ST; Grades: 6 - 12; Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Springfield:

See full list of schools located in Springfield, School District: BON HOMME 04-2

Library in Springfield:

  • EVELYN LANG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $49,309; Location: 605 8TH ST; 13,414 books; 396 audio materials; 735 video materials; 18 state licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Springfield: Springfield Fire and Ambulance Service (A), Springfield City Hall (B), Evelyn Lang Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Springfield Museum (709 8 Street).

Hotel: Wagon Wheel Inn (811 Walnut St).

Bon Homme County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.4%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 79.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.8%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.8%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported
1,243 people in state prisons in 2010
41 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Springfield compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Springfield (2011 data):

  • First Savings Bank: Springfield Branch at 825 8th Street, branch established on 1989/08/09. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $436.6 mil, Deposits: $352.8 mil, headquarters in Beresford, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Springfield travel time to work - commute Springfield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Springfield city (based on Bon Homme County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.66%
Here: 82.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Reformed Church in America
Adherents40.6%12.5%8.5%7.8%7.4%
Congregations19.2%7.7%15.4%15.4%3.8%
NameNorth American Baptist ConferenceEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchHutterian BrethrenOther
Adherents7.2%6.0%4.4%3.3%2.1%
Congregations11.5%3.8%7.7%7.7%7.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Bon Homme County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Bon Homme County:

9.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Bon Homme County:

28.8%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.9%
State:

14.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,594$31,1280$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,300
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,275$31,6500$0
Streets and Highways 3$6,793$27,1720$0
Water Supply 2$5,911$35,4660$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$294
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$702
Totals for Government 8$20,573$30,86010$2,296

5.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200526,595 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Yankton County, SD  1.29% ($27,733 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.60% ($19,286)


6.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200627,617 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Yankton County, SD  1.54% ($28,583 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  1.24% ($29,621)

Strongest AM radio stations in Springfield:

  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Springfield:

  • KKYA (93.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • K220FV (91.9 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: PRAISE NETWORK, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Springfield:

  • K33GX (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K31DP (Channel 31; YANKTON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Springfield)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Library Bldg Correction Facility (Lat: 42.850000 Lon: -97.900333), Call Sign: WNAX294
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.1000 MHz, 460.325 MHz, 39.3200 MHz, 460.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2004, Expiration Date: 12/04/2014
    Registrant: Bit/Src Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy. 14, Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Springfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Springfield)
Most common first names in Springfield, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1078.9 years
William983.6 years
Charles978.8 years
George777.4 years
Anna785.0 years
James766.7 years
Peter676.7 years
Frances683.3 years
Mary681.7 years
Fred675.8 years
Most common last names in Springfield, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ludens1183.7 years
Wynia1083.1 years
Odens1082.8 years
Tjeerdsma981.0 years
Erickson779.9 years
Dempster680.5 years
Namminga680.3 years
Halsey676.5 years
Palsma668.3 years
Degroot582.0 years
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