Introduction to Springfield, Tennessee

Springfield, Tennessee is 24 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee. It is in Robertson county. The city is part of the Nashville metro area. The population of Springfield is 14,329.

Springfield History

Springfield served as a commercial center for the neighboring agricultural region for about 2 centuries. Robertson County and Springfield are together considered to be the "Home of the World's Finest Dark Fired Tobacco." The first courthouse was made of hand-hewn logs and was built in 1799. The city has been functioning under the Council/Manager form of government since 1990.

Springfield and nearby Attractions

  • Robertson County History Museum
  • Legacy Golf Course
  • Tennessee State Museum

Things To Do In Springfield

Springfield offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Legacy Golf Course. One can also spend leisure hours at the Carmike Cinemas. Local churches include Springfield Baptist Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Central Christian Church. The Robertson County Fair is held in Springfield every August.

Springfield Transportation

Flights are available from Nashville International Airport.

Springfield Higher Education

Facilities of higher education are provided by Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Volunteer State Community College and David Lipscomb University.


Total Population 16,598
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,109
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 43.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,288
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,685


Median Family Income $48,175
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $770
Median House Value $127,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 9.5%

Springfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee
County Robertson
Metro Area Nashville
Standard Zip Codes 37172
Phone Area Codes 615
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.509
Longitude -86.885

Springfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adams 836 $56,736
Cedar Hill 366 $38,000
Cross Plains 1,909 $65,625
Greenbrier 6,550 $60,057
Pleasant View 4,187 $79,492
Ridgetop 2,353 $68,220

Springfield Public Libraries

Gorham Macbane Public Library
Springfield, Tennessee
(615) 384-5123

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Springfield Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(615) 384-2411
Emergency Service: Yes

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