Springfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 16,808 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the 36th largest community in Tennessee.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Springfield is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.66% of the Springfield workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Springfield is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Springfield who work in office and administrative support (11.82%), sales jobs (7.50%), and food service (7.30%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Springfield rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.27% 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 $19,666, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,664 for a family of four. However, Springfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Springfield is an extremely 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 Black or African-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 14.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Springfield include English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.