Springfield, PA
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Springfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 24,203 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the 35th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Springfield real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Springfield house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Springfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.39% 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 office and administrative support (17.18%), management occupations (14.77%), and healthcare (10.88%).

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.

In addition, Springfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Springfield is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Springfield area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Springfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.09% of adults in Springfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Springfield in 2010 was $38,379, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,516 for a family of four.

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 Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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