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Springfield is a township in Union County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Springfield. For links to other places called Springfield, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Springfield is 40.7N. The longitude is -74.333W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 177 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,429.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Springfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07081 ZIP code.
10% of Springfield residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $36,754, compared with $21,587 nationally.
47% of Springfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Springfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $979. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,828.
Libraries in Springfield include Springfield Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Springfield include Summit Observer
Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Springfield political report.
The average commute time for Springfield workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 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 4.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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