Redfield

Redfield

[red-feeld]
Proctor, Redfield, 1831-1908, American industrialist and political leader, b. Proctorsville, Vt. He studied law, practiced in Boston, and served in the Union army in the Civil War. After he returned (1863) to Vermont he joined the Vermont Marble Company at Sutherland Falls (now Proctor) and made the company one of the largest of its kind in the country. He became its president in 1880. Proctor served in both houses of the state legislature and was lieutenant governor (1876-78) and governor (1878-80) before he became (1889) U.S. Secretary of War. He resigned (1891) this post to enter the U.S. Senate, where he served until his death. He visited Cuba in 1898, and the speech he made depicting conditions there was influential in bringing the United States into the Spanish-American War.
Redfield, Robert, 1897-1958, American anthropologist and sociologist, b. Chicago, grad. Univ. of Chicago (B.A., 1920; Ph.D., 1928). He began teaching at the Univ. of Chicago in 1928, later becoming professor of anthropology and dean of the social science division. His field research in Mexico in the 1920s resulted in Tepoztlán (1930), a pioneer case study of a folk community that was the forerunner of a series of important studies. As research associate (1930-47) at the Carnegie Institution he directed anthropological investigations in Yucatán and Guatemala and evolved the concepts of folk society and folk culture, borrowing from sociological methods and concepts. He attempted a closer integration of the social sciences and the humanities. In his later years he turned increasingly to the comparative study of civilizations. His writings include The Folk Culture of Yucatán (1941), The Primitive World and Its Transformations (1953), and The Little Community (1955).
Redfield is a city in Jefferson County, Arkansas, United States. Its population was 1,157 at the 2000 U.S. census. It is included in the Pine Bluff, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Redfield is located at (34.445119, -92.182870).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it is land and 0.37% is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,157 people, 453 households, and 327 families residing in the city. The population density was 430.5 people per square mile (166.1/km²). There were 484 housing units at an average density of 180.1/sq mi (69.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.00% White, 2.94% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 2.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 453 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,302, and the median income for a family was $46,333. Males had a median income of $31,786 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,881. About 9.1% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Constructions and Buildings

Religious Importance

Redfield is home to the Arkansas District United Pentecostal Campgrounds.

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