Springfield, OR

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Springfield profile

Living in Springfield

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.

Springfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Springfield rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.79% of adults 25 and older in Springfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

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.