Spink County

Spink County, South Dakota

210 E 7th Ave
Redfield, SD 57469
Phone: (605) 472-1825
Fax: (605) 472-2410

In east-central SD, south of Aberdeen; created Jan 8, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Hanson and Walworth counties. Name Origin: For Solomon Lewis Spink (1831-81), Dakota Territory secretary and territorial delegate to Congress (1869-71)

Area (sq mi):: 1510.05 (land 1503.87; water 6.18) Population per square mile: 4.60
Population 2005: 6,899 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.40%; 1990-2000 -6.60% Population 2000: 7,454 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $15,728; median household $31,717; Population below poverty level: 12.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,509-$30,325
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 15.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The long-debated pipeline leaked at least 84 gallons of crude oil on April 4 in Tulare Township in Spink County, according to the South Dakota Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, RT reported.
Two other prospective sites in North Dakota's Pierce County and South Dakota's Spink County were abandoned when local opposition turned the project away, the Rapid City Journal reported.
Ebbert successfully introduced the birds into Spink County, South Dakota.
But similar fears that the project would open the county up to a future as a disposal site, or that drilling could go awry and pollute aquifers, led the Spink County's board of commissioners in June to reject the zoning approval the project needed.
Department of Energy want to conduct a science experiment in Spink County, South Dakota.
He says the geology in Spink County is great for testing to see whether deep boreholes are possible, and figuring out how to make them.
Erin Schroeder and her husband own land in Spink County. They, like others who oppose the project, are concerned that once the holes are dug, the government will send nuclear waste to the area.
Department of Energy project, is considering whether sites in Spink County, South Dakota, would suffice for the study of whether deep rock is suitable for nuclear waste disposal.
Organizers are planning at least two open meetings in Spink County near the end of April to answer questions from the community about the proposed research, which also could involve geothermal energy.