Springfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 31,339 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the 33rd 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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Springfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.99% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Springfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.07 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Springfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Springfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Springfield is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.11% of adults in Springfield have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Springfield in 2018 was $46,094, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,376 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 19.12% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Springfield include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Ethiopian.
In addition, Springfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (39.78%).
The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.