Springfield, VA

Springfield profile

Living in Springfield

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 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.

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.

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 bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Springfield is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.33% 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 $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.

Springfield also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 41.58%.

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