Springfield, IL
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Springfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 116,565 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the sixth largest community in Illinois.

Springfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Springfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Springfield who work in office and administrative support (15.70%), management occupations (9.39%), and sales jobs (8.82%).

Also of interest is that Springfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Springfield is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.67 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Springfield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.35% of adults in Springfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Springfield in 2010 was $30,063, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,252 for a family of four. However, Springfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Springfield is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Springfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Springfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Springfield include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.