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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$676
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

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
    903
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    179
    41
  • Robbery
    268
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,172
    525
  • Theft
    5,873
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    750
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,557
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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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!
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Springfield, Missouri is somewhat new to me but I have been here long enough to encourage others to come live in this diverse city. There are multiple restraunts that offer diverse foods, such as Mexican food, Italian food, soul food, you name it! The people are extremely friendly and make you feel right at home if you are from out of country or state just as I am.
Springfield has a big college town kind of feeling. Downtown is only 15 minutes away, walking distance, and 5 minutes away if you use the shuttle system. There are countless discounts for students at major events such as concerts, musical plays, sport games. It also has hidden jewels such as great coffee shops to do homework in or authentic restaurants to try new foods from all over the world!