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Springfield, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Springfield is the 3rd largest city in Missouri with a population of 169,306 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.2153 and longitude -93.2982 in Greene County. The formal boundaries for the City of Springfield 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Springfield: North Springfield.

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Springfield, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 169,306
Population in Households 159,341
Population in Familes 105,472
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,965
Population Density2 2,065
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $37,614
Average Household Income $54,261
Per Capita Income $24,280


Total Housing Units 82,410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,233 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,874 (48.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,303 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $120,367
Average Home Value $159,646


Total Households 74,107
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 37,753
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.73% 0.79%
Households 0.74% 0.82%
Families 0.76% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

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, 2018 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 Density # 104 90th
Diversity Index # 147 86th
Median Household Income # 774 25th
Per Capita Income # 452 56th

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