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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Springfield is a city in Massachusetts with a population of 153,991. Springfield is in Hampden County. Living in Springfield offers residents a 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 Springfield...
Population
153,991

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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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
    631
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    62
    41
  • Robbery
    339
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    964
    500
  • Theft
    1,947
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    381
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,742
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

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Springfield is a growing city that is getting very big. It has just added a new casino downtown which gave many locals job opportunities. People here are very diverse and there is a lot of talented people here. Springfield is becoming well known and more people are starting to come her. The city has now attracted many people from all over including people from New York, Connecticut, and surrounding New England states. Another event that brings a lot of people here is the Big E, something that everyone should experience!
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Springfield is now an excellent place to live. The area is diverse, yet safe. The police are now neighborhood oriented and dealing with city hall is not unpleasant. The parks, sidewalks, Casino, zoo, museums, nightlife, and colleges make this an exiting place to live. I've lived here since June 2006. I watched the city improve steadily with much thanks to Mayor Sarno. Good to becoming great city!
Springfield has a lot to offer that is worth exploring! Start with the Springfield Museums that have amazing variety of exhibits! Next make sure you see the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden and make your inner child smile again! After the Quadrangle take a 1 min walk to the Springfield Library and enjoy the beauty of the Springfield Central Library. Another must-be place to explore in the city is the Springfield Armory. The Springfield Armory features the world's largest collection of historic American firearms! Once you are finish imagining your own battle victories, you will want to check out the Springfield Basketball Hall of Fame to learn about the creation and history of basketball! If you're still feeling energetic, plan a walk in one of the largest municipal parks in the United States, Forest Park. Next, see a comedy show or concert at the Mass Mutual Center, City Stage or Symphony Hall! Springfield offers a lot to both residents and visitors!