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 89.40% 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 (14.93%), management occupations (14.00%), and office and administrative support (12.98%).
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 30.46 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.
Even though Springfield is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Springfield. 55.48% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Springfield in 2010 was $50,477, 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 $201,908 for a family of four.
Springfield is a somewhat 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 22.92% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.