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The City of Springfield is the 3rd largest city in Missouri with a population of 168,612 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Springfield: North Springfield.

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Springfield, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 168,612
Daytime Population: Workers 158,025
Daytime Population: Residents 89,460
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 247,485
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 158,621
Population in Familes 105,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,991
Population Density2 2,056
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $35,869
Average Household Income $52,062
Per Capita Income $23,325


Total Housing Units 81,988 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,292 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,469 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,227 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $115,707
Average Home Value $150,263


Total Households 73,761
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 37,577
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.77% 0.84%
Households 0.78% 0.86%
Families 0.8% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 2017 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 # 102 90th
Diversity Index # 146 86th
Median Household Income # 786 24th
Per Capita Income # 458 56th

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