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Springfield, MO

Springfield is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
166,633
Springfield Population7
$
33,387
Median Income6
5.8
%
Unemployment Rate15
 

City Score

 

Population

Springfield's 5 to 9 year old population grew by 13% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 1%

Age

35.5
Median Age7
4.8
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Springfield residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 0.3% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 39.4%

Race

79.6
%
Missouri Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Springfield can be humid with higher than average rainfall. The average humidity is 71% and the average annual rainfall is 46 inches

Weather

30
%
Chance of Rain10
58
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature34

 

Housing

The average home value in Springfield increased by 30% since 2010 which is 13% lower than the national average and 3% higher than the state average

Rent

$
900
Monthly Average11
56
%
Renters35

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Springfield is an average tax location with income tax 11% lower than the national average and property tax 13% lower than the national average, but sales tax 18% higher than the national average.

Other

0.97
%
Property Tax19
8.1
%
Sales Tax17
2.5
%
Vehicle Tax19

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)36

 

Employment

Springfield has an average employment rate of 94% which is 1% higher than the national average. The largest employers are OReilly Automotive and Bass Pro Shops

Income

29.1
%
<$25,0006
5.1
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry15

 

Politics

Springfield is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results38

Representatives

Mayor27 Ken McClure
Nonpartisan
House of Representative27 Billy Long
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, is 80.4 miles from the center of Springfield, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, is 87.8 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, University of Kansas Hospital, is 148.2 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes, but only for registered patients
Decriminalized28 Yes
 

Safety

In Missouri, 52.8% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has increased since 2000 when 46.1% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#80 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report30
 

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