Springfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 59,680 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the 12th largest community in Ohio. Springfield has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Springfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Springfield is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Springfield who work in office and administrative support (13.65%), sales jobs (9.44%), and management occupations (7.28%).
The citizens of Springfield are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.35% of adults in Springfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Springfield in 2010 was $18,699, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,796 for a family of four. Springfield also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.25% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.