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Springfield
  • City in Massachusetts

Report Card

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

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Springfield is a city in Massachusetts with a population of 154,139. Springfield is in Hampden County. Living in Springfield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Springfield there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Springfield and residents tend to be liberal.

About

About Springfield...
Population
154,139

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$877
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    607.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    13
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    52.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    232
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    483.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,792.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    319.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    national  12%

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