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  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-
Springfield is a city in Missouri with a population of 166,633. Springfield is in Greene County. Living in Springfield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Springfield there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Springfield and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Springfield are above average.
About Springfield...
Population
166,633

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$730
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Springfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    933.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    197.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    175
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,171.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,975.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    872.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    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
    10%
    13%

Working in Springfield

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,674
National
$55,322
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Springfield Reviews

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I feel that the town is truly divided north/south by the literal set of train tracks. It makes our town of nearly 180,000 feel like several small towns that are near each other. The schools on the north are poor and not well kept up. The bigger schools on the south side are well maintained and the communities there tend to have more money and resources that they pour into the schools. The sad part is that this is all the same district, but there is such division! This causes the poverty levels, transience and homelessness to be more noticeable. Overall, Springfield is very family friendly and the cost of living is lower than other areas of this size, so it is nice from a financial side.
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The best thing about Springfield is the educational opportunities it offers to high school students. Aside from many private schools, some public schools offer IB or AP classes which are very rigorous and impressive to the more selective colleges! The only negative thing about Springfield is the high crime rates, especially on the north side of town. As long as you exercise caution in that area, you should be fine! There is always something fun to do in Springfield, and I'll be sad to move away in the fall.
Banks, Gas Stations, and Churches... That is what we build here! If you are looking to go to college there is a nice selection. Springfield is very affordable compared to other large cities. However, the price of college and the lack of scholarships in the area is alarming. Springfield is located in the BIBLE Belt. If you like Bass Pro Shops we have the original right in the center of town. They have also built on Wonders Of Wildlife (WOW) it is the largest aquarium in the area, but also pricy. It is overall a good place to live, and there are a lot of job opportunities.