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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$683
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%

Springfield Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    904
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    179
    41
  • Robbery
    254
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,260
    500
  • Theft
    6,229
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    979
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,769
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

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Overall, Springfield is a great place to raise a family. There is a ton of potential here for small businesses and we have a wonderful balance of colleges and professional businesses. It's small enough to learn your way around pretty quickly but large enough that there's always something to do. But, like many cities, you'll find that we have an unfortunate rate of homelessness and drug issues. You quickly learn which streets to avoid and what areas of town to be wary of. I feel safe here with my children, and I live in what's considered to be one of the "not so good" neighborhoods!
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Springfield has a lot to offer a wide variety of people. Whether you're looking to go to college here and move away or looking to start a family here, Springfield is great for all ages. I love Springfield and would like to one day have my own medical practice here as well as start a family here. Branson is also a short 45 minute drive and has a wide variety of fun activities for both families and individuals!
Springfield has the potential to be an amazing city. Unfortunately, I feel it grew too fast. This means that traffic flow isn't the greatest and there are not very many sidewalks. On top of that walking or using public transit here is unsavory, to say the least. Springfield's saving grace is it's park system. They have several great city parks that host any number fabulous events!