Profile for Springfield, Missouri, MO
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Springfield is a city in Greene County.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Missouri named Springfield. For links to other places called Springfield, MO, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Springfield is 37.215N. The longitude is -93.298W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,299 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 150,867.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Springfield demographic reports
Springfield is at the edge of the Ozark Mountains.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,038. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 6.8 per 1,000 people.
Census 2000 highlights: Among U.S. communities of at least 100,000 people, ranked No. 3 in lowest monthly mortgage costs. The median here was $699
Well-known residents have included:
· Brad Pitt, actor
· Conway Twitty, musician
· Payne Stewart, golfer
· Kathleen Turner, actress
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Churchill Coffee, Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
- Blues Festival - Sept. 7-8, 2007
- Republic Pumpkin Daze. - Oct. 6, 2007
- Ozark Fall Farmfest - Oct. 5-7, 2007
- Japanese Fall Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
- Greater Ozarks Blues Festival and Blues Crawl - Sept. 7-8, 2007
- Cider Days - Sept. 22-23, 2007
- Ozark Empire Fair - July 27-Aug. 5, 2007
- Firefall - June 30, 2007
- WinterFest - Nov. 30-Dec. 2007
Dates often change. Check Springfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
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Performing arts: Springfield Symphony
Sports teams: Cardinals (minor league baseball)
Historic routes: Trail of Tears
Historic sites and museums: History Museum for Springfield - Greene County, Discovery Center of Springfield, Frisco Railroad Museum, General Sweeny's Museum, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Colleges and universities:
Drury College, Evangel College, Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 86
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Ancestry & family history
20% of Springfield residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Springfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Springfield was $17,711, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Springfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Springfield festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Ozark Empire Fair - J
- Ozark Fall Farmfest - O
- Firefall - J
- Japanese Fall Festival - S
- WinterFest - N
- Greater Ozarks Blues Festival and Blues Crawl - S
- Blues Festival - S
- Cider Days - S
- Republic Pumpkin Daze. - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Springfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $699.
Libraries in Springfield include Ash Grove Branch, Brentwood Branch Library, Fair Grove Branch Library, Kearney Branch Library, Library Center Branch, Midtown Carnegie Branch, Republic Branch Library, Willard Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Springfield include Springfield Community Free Press, Springfield News-Leader
TV stations in Springfield include KOLR, KOZK, KSFX, KSPR, KYTV.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KSMU.
Greene County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Springfield political report.
Springfield restaurants taking online reservations include Agrario, Gallery Bistro, Hickok's Steakhouse, Mille's Turn of the Century Cafe ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Springfield workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 38 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Springfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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Other MO communities named Springfield:
�Henry County township
MO communities formerly known as Springfield:
�Plattsburg, Clinton County
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