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Population (year 2000): 111,454. Estimated population in July 2005: 115,668 (+3.8% change)
Males: 52,370 (47.0%), Females: 59,084 (53.0%)

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Median resident age: 36.9 years
Median household income: $39,388 (year 2000)
Median house value: $88,600 (year 2000)

Springfield, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Springfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.3%)
  • Black (15.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (24.6%), Irish (15.7%), English (11.9%), United States (7.1%), Italian (6.0%), French (2.7%).

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Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 54.0 square miles

Springfield,

For population 25 years and over in Springfield

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Springfield city

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

2.3% Foreign born (1.1% Asia, 0.6% Europe, 0.3% Latin America, 0.2% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +4,245 (+4.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (89.7 miles www.metrobrokers.com )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (196.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: View, IL (1.9 miles Southern IL (2.2 miles Jerome, Grove, IL (2.4 miles Leland IL (3.1 miles Grandview, Lake, IL (6.1 miles Clear IL (7.8 miles Rochester, IL (8.2 miles Sherman, IL (8.3 miles Chatham,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 409 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 1997: 325 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 1998: 342 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 1999: 346 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2000: 336 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2001: 304 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2002: 316 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2003: 341 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2004: 366 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2005: 279 buildings, average cost: $198,000

Latitude: 39.78 N, Longitude: 89.65 W

Area code: 217


Springfield, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.9%), Public administration (20.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +36,707 (+32.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 48,122 (85.9%)


 

Crime in Springfield by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 10 6 5 14 5 10
    per 100,000 9.0 5.4 4.5 12.6 4.5 9.0
Rapes 98 98 132 113 144 121
    per 100,000 87.9 87.9 118.4 101.4 129.2 108.6
Robberies 242 293 342 243 366 285
    per 100,000 217.1 262.9 306.9 218.0 328.4 255.7
Assaults 835 823 846 744 1,098 1,309
    per 100,000 749.2 738.4 759.1 667.5 985.2 1174.5
Burglaries 1,793 1,843 1,736 1,830 1,806 1,831
    per 100,000 1608.7 1653.6 1557.6 1641.9 1620.4 1642.8
Thefts 4,954 5,195 6,095 5,366 6,482 5,898
    per 100,000 4444.9 4661.1 5468.6 4814.5 5815.9 5291.9
Auto thefts 373 284 349 418 373 404
    per 100,000 334.7 254.8 313.1 375.0 334.7 362.5
576.3 589.7 648.6 589.6 724.6 719.7


Average climate in Springfield, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Springfield,

Springfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 109% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Springfield city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1977, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Robert Todd Lincoln - (1843-1926), lawyer, statesman, Allan Simpson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, born: Aug 26, 1977), Andre Iguodala - NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers, born: Jan 28, 1984), Ifeanyi Ohalete - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: May 22, 1979), Jayson Werth - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, born: May 20, 1979), Jeff Fassero - 2005 Major League Baseball player (San Francisco Giants, born: Jan 5, 1963), Justin Knoedler - 2005 Major League Baseball player (San Francisco Giants, born: Jul 17, 1980), Matt Mitrione - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Jul 15, 1978), Vachel Lindsay - (1879-1931), poet, Doug Lascody - Major League Soccer player (Kansas City, born: Mar 8, 1983).


Main business address for: CENTRAL ILLINOIS PUBLIC SERVICE CO (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED), HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP /DE/ (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE).


Hospitals/medical centers in Springfield:
  • ANDREW MCFARLAND MENTAL HLTH CTR (901 SOUTHWIND RD)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (5230 SOUTH 6TH STREET)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (701 N RUTLEDGE)
  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL (800 E CARPENTER ST)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Springfield:
  • CAPITAL (about 4 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; ID: SPI)
  • DECATUR (about 56 miles; DECATUR, IL; ID: DEC)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 60 miles; PEORIA, IL; ID: PIA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Springfield:
  • TAYLORVILLE MUNI (about 29 miles; TAYLORVILLE, IL; ID: TAZ)
  • LOGAN COUNTY (about 34 miles; LINCOLN, IL; ID: AAA)
  • ZELMER MEMORIAL AIRPARK INC (about 35 miles; PALMYRA, IL; ID: 5K1)

Amtrak station:
SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 46 $129,205 $33,705 0 $0
Electric Power 591 $2,940,917 $59,714 0 $0
Local Libraries 65 $191,983 $35,443 0 $0
Health 55 $168,905 $36,852 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $4,504 $54,048 0 $0
Sewerage 30 $111,677 $44,670 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 14 $58,639 $50,262 0 $0
Streets and Highways 212 $801,170 $45,349 0 $0
Financial Administration 40 $165,461 $49,638 0 $0
Other Government Administration 50 $193,941 $46,545 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 16 $67,181 $50,385 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 272 $1,326,265 $58,511 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 19 $63,113 $39,860 0 $0
Firefighters 214 $1,109,083 $62,191 0 $0
Fire - Other 11 $47,229 $51,522 0 $0
Water Supply 112 $602,168 $64,518 0 $0
Totals for Government 1748 $7,981,441 $54,792 0 $0


Colleges/Universities in Springfield:
  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,756; Location: 5250 SHEPHERD RD; Public; Website: www.llcc.cc.il.us)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (FT enrollment: 2,357; Location: Shepherd Rd; Public; Website: www.uis.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE IN ILLINOIS (FT enrollment: 274; Location: 1500 N FIFTH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sci.edu)
  • CAPITAL AREA SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING (FT enrollment: 100; Location: 2201 TORONTO RD; Public)
  • ST JOHNS COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 59; Location: 421 N NINTH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.st-johns.org/collegeofnursing)
  • UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 58; Location: 300 W CARPENTER; Private, for-profit; Website: www.uscart.com)
  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF DIETETICS (FT enrollment: 6; Location: 800 E CARPENTER; Private, not-for-profit)
  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF CLINICAL LAB SCIENCE (FT enrollment: 3; Location: 800 E CARPENTER; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.st-johns.org)
  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RESPIRATORY THERAPY (Location: 800 E CARPENTER; Private, not-for-profit)
  • SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL OF COURT REPORTING (Location: 386 S KOKE MILL RD #F; Private, for-profit)
  • RONALD D LADLEY & CO NATIONAL ACAD OF REAL ESTATE (Location: 151 NORTH BRUNS LANE, SUITE 104; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Springfield:
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 5,262)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 67 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 6,404)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; NORMAL, IL; FT enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,390)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; GODFREY, IL; FT enrollment: 3,451)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 75 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; FT enrollment: 2,019)
Public high schools in Springfield:
  • SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,433; Location: 101 S LEWIS ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SPRINGFIELD SOUTHEAST HIGH SCH (Students: 1,361; Location: 2350 E ASH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LANPHIER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,257; Location: 1300 N 11TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SANGAMON COUNTY LEARNING ACADEMY (Students: 48; Location: 2201 TORONTO STE C; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Springfield:
  • CALVARY ACADEMY (Students: 353; Location: 1730 W JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 227; Location: 3500 WEST WASHINGTON; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • URSULINE ACADEMY (Students: 218; Location: 1400 NORTH 5TH STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Springfield:
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 802; Location: 1200 OUTER PARK DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 743; Location: 3001 ALLIS ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • U S GRANT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 732; Location: 1800 W MONROE ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 623; Location: 2300 E JACKSON ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FEITSHANS EDISON MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 615; Location: 1101 S 15TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LINDSAY SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 3600 FIELDING RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DUBOIS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 458; Location: 120 S LINCOLN AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SPRINGFIELD BALL CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 2530 EAST ASH; Grades: PK - 08)
  • HARVARD PARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 374; Location: 2501 S 11TH STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RIDGELY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: 2040 N 8TH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Springfield:
  • CHRIST THE KING ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 503; Location: 1920 BARBERRY DRIVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT (Students: 461; Location: 748 W LAUREL ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 437; Location: 2850 CIDER MILL LN; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST ALOYSIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 2125 N 21 STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LITTLE FLOWER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 900 STEVENSON DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: 515 S MACARTHUR BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 258; Location: 815 SO SIXTH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 2645 OLD JACKSONVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 1344 NORTH FIFTH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 2300 WILSHIRE ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Springfield:
  • LINCOLN LIB. (Operating income: $3,923,735; Location: 326 SOUTH SEVENTH STREET; 513,370 books; 36,442 audio materials; 5,776 video materials; 4 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Doctor\'s Hospital has closed. added by Donna Romine
 

Springfield compared to Illinois state average:

Strongest AM radio stations in Springfield:
  • WFMB (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Springfield:
  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)
  • WQQL (101.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • W205BG (88.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: COVENANT NETWORK)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Springfield:
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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