Springfield, OR
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Springfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 60,870 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the ninth largest community in Oregon.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Springfield who work in office and administrative support (16.15%), sales jobs (12.17%), and management occupations (7.20%).

Springfield has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Springfield has quite a high level of public transit users. Springfield’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of adults in Springfield with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.24% of adults in Springfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Springfield in 2010 was $19,571, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,284 for a family of four. However, Springfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Native American. Springfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Springfield include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.