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Springfield, WI

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Overview


Springfield is a tiny town located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 168 people and just one neighborhood, Springfield is the 509th largest community in Wisconsin. Springfield has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Springfield real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Springfield house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Springfield is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 52.33% of the Springfield workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Springfield is a town of transportation and shipping workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Springfield who work in art, media, and design (32.56%), teaching (15.12%), and office and administrative support (0.00%).

Of important note, Springfield is also a town of artists. Springfield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Springfield’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 32.56% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Springfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Springfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Springfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Springfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Springfield is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

If knowledge is power, Springfield is a pretty powerful place. 51.79% of the adults in Springfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Springfield in 2018 was $15,164, which is low income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,656 for a family of four.

Springfield is a somewhat 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. Springfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Springfield include German, Irish, Italian, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Springfield, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of particular note, 2.7% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

In addition, if you are planning to retire in Wisconsin, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Wisconsin, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.2% of neighborhoods in WI. If a Wisconsin retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 40.0% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 2.0% have Danish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Springfield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 56.7% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 37.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 33.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.1%), and 11.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Springfield, WI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (40.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.1%), and residents who report Polish roots (10.7%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (4.4%), along with some English ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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