Springfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 17,502 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 87.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Springfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Springfield who work in sales jobs (13.32%), management occupations (13.28%), and office and administrative support (12.25%).
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.32 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Springfield, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Springfield is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Springfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Springfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.28% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Springfield in 2010 was $49,686, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $198,744 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. Important ancestries of people in Springfield include Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Springfield's cultural character, accounting for 22.68% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.