Springfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 32,053 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the 32nd largest community in Virginia.
Springfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Springfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
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 town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Springfield who work in management occupations (11.87%), office and administrative support (11.21%), and sales jobs (7.90%).
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.
One downside of living in Springfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Springfield, the average commute to work is 31.81 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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 subway 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 population of Springfield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.64% of adults in Springfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Springfield in 2010 was $38,015, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,060 for a family of four. However, Springfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Springfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 24.21% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Springfield include English, Irish, Italian, and Ethiopian.
Springfield also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 43.67%.
The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.