Spink County

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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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