Springfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 113,273 people and 40 constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the seventh largest community in Illinois.
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.71% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing that you will notice about Springfield is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Springfield a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Springfield spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.97 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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: 34.37% of adults in Springfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Springfield in 2018 was $35,851, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,404 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.