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Springfield, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Springfield is the 3rd largest city in Missouri with a population of 163,827 as of July 1, 2015. Springfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Springfield is located at latitude 37.1942 and longitude -93.2913 in Greene County. The formal boundaries for the City of Springfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles. Greene County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,299 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Springfield are located in Greene County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Christian County.

The City of Springfield (GNIS ID: 2395942) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Springfield is located within Township of Springfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greene County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Springfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Springfield: North Springfield.

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Springfield, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 163,827
Population in Households 153,879
Population in Familes 103,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,948
Population Density1 2,005
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 72,249
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 37,062
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 80,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,005 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,244 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,131 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $132,418
Average Home Value $178,124


Median Household Income $32,528
Average Household Income $47,263
Per Capita Income $21,283
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.76%
Households 0.67% 0.85%
Families 0.85% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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, 2015 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 # 105 90th
Diversity Index2 # 150 86th
Median Household Income # 842 19th
Per Capita Income # 471 54th

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