Springfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 17,736 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the 125th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Springfield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Springfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Springfield is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Springfield who work in management occupations (16.50%), sales jobs (13.25%), and office and administrative support (11.66%).
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 downside of living in Springfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Springfield, the average commute to work is 32.58 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Springfield has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Springfield is a pretty powerful place. 59.85% of the adults in Springfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Springfield in 2010 was $56,006, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,024 for a family of four.
Springfield is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Springfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Springfield include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Springfield's cultural character, accounting for 22.86% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.