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Population (year 2000): 152,082. Estimated population in July 2005: 151,732 (-0.2% change)
Males: 71,802 (47.2%), Females: 80,280 (52.8%)

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Median resident age: 31.9 years
Median household income: $30,417 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Springfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (48.8%)
  • Hispanic (27.2%)
  • Black (21.0%)
  • Other race (16.4%)
  • Two or more races (4.0%)
  • Vietnamese (1.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (12.6%), Italian (9.3%), French (8.2%), Polish (6.0%), English (4.8%), French Canadian (4.4%).

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Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 32.1 square miles

Springfield,

For population 25 years and over in Springfield

  • High school or higher: 73.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Springfield city

  • Never married: 38.4%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

8.0% Foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 2.6% Europe, 1.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -4,925 (-3.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY (95.9 miles Brookhaven, pop. 448,248).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (135.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Longmeadow, MA (4.1 miles East MA (4.6 miles Longmeadow, MA (4.9 miles Chicopee, Springfield, MA (6.4 miles West Manor, CT (7.1 miles Sherwood MA (7.2 miles Agawam,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 31 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 1997: 46 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 1999: 68 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2000: 62 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 2001: 83 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 2002: 90 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2003: 126 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2004: 163 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2005: 126 buildings, average cost: $109,700

Latitude: 42.11 N, Longitude: 72.55 W

Area code: 413


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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.8%), Manufacturing (14.0%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +17,778 (+11.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 31,637 (53.7%)


 

Crime in Springfield by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 7 8 10 12 15 17
    per 100,000 4.6 5.3 6.6 7.9 9.9 11.2
Rapes 132 122 99 107 115 131
    per 100,000 86.8 80.2 65.1 70.4 75.6 86.1
Robberies 490 455 503 585 847 690
    per 100,000 322.2 299.2 330.7 384.7 556.9 453.7
Assaults 2,247 2,177 2,665 2,400 1,937 1,930
    per 100,000 1477.5 1431.5 1752.3 1578.1 1273.7 1269.1
Burglaries 3,043 2,122 2,697 3,808 2,647 2,148
    per 100,000 2000.9 1395.3 1773.4 2503.9 1740.5 1412.4
Thefts 4,591 5,792 5,087 5,117 6,414 5,506
    per 100,000 3018.8 3808.5 3344.9 3364.6 4217.5 3620.4
Auto thefts 1,441 1,702 1,737 2,270 2,567 2,296
    per 100,000 947.5 1119.1 1142.1 1492.6 1687.9 1509.7
768.1 752.9 831.6 896.3 887.5 800.0


Average climate in Springfield, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Springfield,

Springfield-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Springfield city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 tornado 35.8 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Timothy Leary - (1950-1996), author and LSD enthusiast, Creighton Abrams - (1914-1974), General, Joe Arpaio - (born 1932), United States sheriff, Kurt Russell - (born 1951), actor, Chester Bowles - (died 1986), politician, Chris Capuano - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Aug 19, 1978), Dan Cavanaugh - NHL player (Minnesota Wild, born: Mar 3, 1980), Doug Clark - 2005 Major League Baseball player (San Francisco Giants, born: Mar 5, 1976), June Foray - (born 1917), voice over actress, P.J. Alexander - 2005 NFL player (Denver Broncos, born: Dec 23, 1978).


Main business address for: SMITH & WESSON HOLDING CORP (ORDNANCE & ACCESSORIES, (NO VEHICLES/GUIDED MISSILES)), NORTHEAST UTILITIES (ELECTRIC SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Springfield:
  • BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER (759 CHESTNUT ST)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL, INC (271 CAREW STREET)
  • PARK VIEW SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (1400 STATE STREET)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Springfield:
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 5 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 11 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 15 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Springfield:
  • SKYLARK AIRPARK (about 14 miles; WAREHOUSE POINT, CT; ID: 7B6)
  • NORTHAMPTON (about 15 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; ID: 7B2)
  • ELLINGTON (about 16 miles; ELLINGTON, CT; ID: 7B9)

Amtrak station:
SPRINGFIELD (66 LYMAN ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, 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
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 3502 $16,038,347 $54,957 153 $360,536
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 627 $1,311,508 $25,100 749 $1,033,209


Colleges/Universities in Springfield:
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,176; Location: 263 ALDEN ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.spfldcol.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 4,026; Location: 1 ARMORY SQ; Public; Website: www.stcc.mass.edu)
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 3,285; Location: 1215 WILBRAHAM RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wnec.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,224; Location: 1000 STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.AIC.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSTIC SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 269; Location: 365 CADWELL DR 1ST FL; Private, for-profit; Website: www.UDSEDUCATION.COM)
  • THE SALTER SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 58; Location: 1243 MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • MASSACHUSETTS CAREER DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE INC (FT enrollment: 39; Location: 140 WILBRAHAM AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: mcditraining.com)
  • MANSFIELD BEAUTY SCHOOLS (FT enrollment: 25; Location: 266 BRIDGE ST; Private, for-profit)
  • BAYSTATE MEDICAL CENTER-SCHOOL OF NURSE MIDWIFERY (FT enrollment: 7; Location: 759 CHESTNUT ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: baystatehealth.com; Offers Master's degree)
  • SMITH & WESSON ACADEMY (Location: 299 PAGE BLVD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.smith-wesson.com/academy)
  • CAREGIVERS TRAINING SCHOOL (Location: 155 CHESTNUT ST RM 306; Private, for-profit)
  • GREATER SPRINGFIELD ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS SCHOOL (Location: 221 INDUSTRY AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Springfield:
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,747)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 9 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 16 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 19 miles; AMHERST, MA; FT enrollment: 21,468)
  • WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 22 miles; WESTFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,058)
  • MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; MANCHESTER, CT; FT enrollment: 2,863)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD (about 27 miles; WEST HARTFORD, CT; FT enrollment: 5,557)
Public high schools in Springfield:
  • HIGH SCHOOL/SCIENCE-TECH (Students: 1,853; Location: 1250 STATE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL HIGH (Students: 1,843; Location: 1840 ROOSEVELT AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HIGH SCHOOL OF COMMERCE (Students: 1,722; Location: 415 STATE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • PUTNAM VOC TECH HIGH SCH (Students: 982; Location: 1300 STATE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SPRINGFIELD H S (Students: 228; Location: 1170 CAREW STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Springfield:
  • CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 870; Location: 260 SURREY ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • PIONEER VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 239; Location: 965 PLUMTREE ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE MACDUFFIE SCHOOL (Students: 209; Location: 3 AMES HILL DRIVE; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • SPRINGFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 627 STATE ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Springfield:
  • SABIS INTERNATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 1,343; Location: 160 JOAN STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CHESTNUT STREET MIDDLE (Students: 1,212; Location: 355 PLAINFIELD STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • VAN SICKLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,111; Location: 1170 CAREW STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • M MARCUS KILEY MIDDLE (Students: 1,068; Location: 180 COOLEY STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FOREST PARK MIDDLE (Students: 939; Location: 46 OAKLAND STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JOHN J DUGGAN MIDDLE (Students: 858; Location: 1015 WILBRAHAM RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GERENA (Students: 752; Location: 200 BIRNIE AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • REBECCA M JOHNSON (Students: 733; Location: 55 CATHERINE STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JOHN F KENNEDY MIDDLE (Students: 691; Location: 1385 BERKSHIRE AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BOLAND SCHOOL (Students: 618; Location: 426 ARMORY STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Springfield:
  • HOLY CROSS SCHOOL (Students: 508; Location: 153 EDDYWOOD STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF HOPE SCHOOL (Students: 479; Location: 474 ARMORY STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY NAME SCHOOL (Students: 393; Location: 37 ALDERMAN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY-SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 310; Location: 52 ROSEWELL AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 370 STAFFORD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL SCH (Students: 155; Location: 36 MARGARET STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHILDREN'S HOUSE (Students: 110; Location: 720 WILBRAHAM ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS (Students: 107; Location: 761 SUMNER AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PIONEER VALLEY MONTESSORI SCH (Students: 96; Location: 1524 PARKER STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • THE CHILDREN'SCT @ TOWER SQUAR (Students: 81; Location: 1500 MAIN ST 6TH FL TOWER SQ; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Springfield:
  • SPRINGFIELD CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,336,788; Location: 220 STATE ST.; 626,315 books; 30,423 audio materials; 18,930 video materials; 1,532 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Springfield: Memorial Industrial Park (A), Rockys Plaza (B), Springfield Plaza (C), Barrows Playground (D), Veterans Golf Course (E), Walker Playground (F), Wells Block (G), Wight Playground (H), Winchester Plaza (I), Emily Bill Playground (J), Five Town Plaza (K), George M Hendee Playground (L), J L Sullivan Playground (M), Abbey Appleton Hall (N), Edward J and Gena G Hickox Library (O), Edgewood Gardens Campus (P), International Center (Q), International Hall (R), Museum of Fine Arts (S), Adams Hall (T).

Shopping Centers: 711 Boston Road Mall Shopping Center (1), Marshalls Boston-Parker Plaza Shopping Center (2), Allen Street Shopping Center (3), One-Stop Shopping Center (4), Page Boulevard Mini-Mall Shopping Center (5), Riverdale Shops Shopping Center (6), Rockys Plaza Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Springfield include: Wesley United Methodist Church (A), Wachogue Congregational Church (B), Victory Church (C), Canaan Baptist Church of Christ (D), Universal Temple Family Church (E), United House of Prayer Church (F), Union Church (G), True Vine Church (H).

Cemeteries: Saint Benedicts Cemetery (1), Maplewood Cemetery (2), Polish National Cemetery (3), Cherry Lane Cemetery (4), Bay Path Cemetery (5), Hillcrest Park Cemetery (6), Gate of Heaven Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Mona Lake (A), Venture Pond (B), Long Pond (C), Fivemile Pond (D), Island Pond (E), Hogan Ponds (F), Dimmock Pond (G), Lorraine, Lake (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Schnelock Brook (A), Fuller Brook (B), Mill River (C), Entry Dingle Brook (D), Pecousic Brook (E).

Parks in Springfield include: Forest Park (1), Wesson Park (2), Downtown Springfield Railroad District (3), Ames Hill-Crescent Hill Historic District (4), Stebbins Park (5), Apremont Triangle Historic District (6), Armory Square (7), Armory Street Park (8), Center Square (9).

Post offices: Forest Park Post Office (A), Colonial Station Branch Post Office (B), Indian Orchard Post Office (C), Springfield Post Office (D).


Springfield compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Springfield:
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHNP (1600 AM; 3 kW; EAST LONGMEADOW, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSPR (1270 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. AND HELENA R. GOIS, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMAS (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: LAPPIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WACM (1490 AM; 1 kW; WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. GOIS)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Springfield:
  • WAIC (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WTCC (90.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SPRINGFIELD TECH. COMM. COLLEGE)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WSCB (89.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: THE PRES.& TRUS. OF SPRINGFIELD COLL)
  • WMAS-FM (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: LAPPIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WCCH (103.5 FM; HOLYOKE, MA; Owner: HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WNEK-FM (105.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Springfield:
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WDMR-LP (Channel 65; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WGGB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W12CL (Channel 12; GRANBY, CT; Owner: SALVATORE MINNITI)
  • WHCT-LP (Channel 38; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WHTX-LP (Channel 10; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

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.

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