Springfield, IL
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Springfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 115,715 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the sixth largest community in Illinois.

Springfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.33% 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 (15.65%), management occupations (9.47%), and sales jobs (8.94%).

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.

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 18.89 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Springfield is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Springfield area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Springfield are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.22% of adults in Springfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Springfield in 2010 was $30,846, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,384 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 Langs. of India.