Springfield, VA

Springfield profile

Living in Springfield

Springfield is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 31,339 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Springfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Springfield is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Springfield who work in management occupations (11.05%), food service (9.08%), and office and administrative support (8.82%).

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 Springfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.07 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 bus 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 education level of Springfield ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Springfield, 42.33% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Springfield in 2018 was $39,584, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,336 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 23.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Springfield include German, Irish, English, Ethiopian, and Afghan.

In addition, Springfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (41.58%).

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