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Springfield
  • City in Illinois

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

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Springfield is a city in Illinois with a population of 115,075. Springfield is in Sangamon County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Springfield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Springfield there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Springfield and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Springfield are above average.

About

About Springfield...
Population
115,075

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,300
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$820
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    676.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    9.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    88.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    171.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    822.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,300.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    223
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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