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.

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.

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 bus. For Springfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Springfield's cultural character, accounting for 41.58% of the town’s population.

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