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Overall Niche Grade
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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 165,785. Springfield is in Greene County. Living in Springfield offers residents a 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
165,785

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$711
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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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
    895.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    208.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    226.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,325.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,360.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,167.5
    284
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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
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    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
$34,775
National
$55,322
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Springfield Reviews

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Springfield is a friendly enough town. Most people you see out and about are nice and very normal. The traffic can be a real hassle though. Not sure if its all of Missouri or just here but someone needs to teach these people to drive! What are you doing in the left lane going five UNDER the speed limit? Have you noticed how your making everybody pass you on the right? But you know what's a bummer about the right lane? People slow waaaaay down and actually turn right out of the right hand lane! If you want to drive slow, fine.. just do it in the right lane where cars are always slowing down anyway. If you have to turn left, wait until you get closer to the turn before you start clogging up the fast lane.. Don't jump over there 7 miles before your stoplight. It's common sense people, come on..
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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!
This is a small town feel within a fairly large city. Everyone seems know each other even though it's big. I am always less than 15 minutes from anywhere I need to go whether that's work, school, groceries, or dinner with friends. There are areas to live that are great for families and college kids, it's affordable, and most neighborhoods are safe. I love Springfield!