Springfield, OR
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Springfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 61,893 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 (15.54%), sales jobs (11.11%), and food service (7.06%).

A lot of people in Springfield take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Springfield, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The citizens of Springfield are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.79% of adults in Springfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Springfield in 2010 was $20,166, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,664 for a family of four. However, Springfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Springfield is a somewhat 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 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 12.04% 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/Yiddish.