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Springfield, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Springfield is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Greene County at latitude 37.1942 and longitude -93.2913. Greene County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,299 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Springfield, but most people and references simply refer to it as Springfield, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Springfield indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Springfield: North Springfield.

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Springfield, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 162,062
Population in Households 152,160
Population in Familes 102,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,902
Population Density1 1,983
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 71,394
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 36,491
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 79,629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,716 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 35,679 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,235 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $126,260
Average Home Value $170,432


Median Household Income $31,530
Average Household Income $46,149
Per Capita Income $20,777
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.38% 0.69%
Households 0.55% 0.78%
Families 0.68% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Springfield, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Springfield to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 106 90th
Diversity Index2 # 154 85th
Median Household Income # 849 18th
Per Capita Income # 467 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.