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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Springfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Springfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.09% 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 (17.54%), management occupations (14.26%), and healthcare (9.62%).

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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Springfield use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Springfield‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Springfield are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.46% 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 $37,667, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,668 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.