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Springfield is a township in Kalkaska County, in the Traverse City metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Springfield. For links to other places called Springfield, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Springfield is 44.556N. The longitude is -85.271W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,047 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,270.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Springfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kalkaska County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49680 ZIP code.
26% of Springfield residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $15,666, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% 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 $354. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $777.
Kalkaska County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Springfield political report.
The average commute time for Springfield workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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