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Overview

Introduction to Springfield

Springfield, Illinois has a lot to offer its residents, including museums, historic sites, special events, and cultural activities. Springfield is an All-American Midwestern city located between Chicago and St. Louis on historic Route 66. The city was founded in 1819, and it has been the county seat since 1823 and the capital since 1837. It has a population of around 111,000. The city is well-known for being the home of Abraham Lincoln, who spent 30 years living in Springfield. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is a state-of-the-art facility that offers a glimpse into this important part of Springfield’s past. Shopping, nightlife, dining, and year-round festivals make the city an exciting place to live.

Springfield Culture

Springfield has a variety of cultural festivals that happen throughout the year, including the Old Capitol Art Fair, the International Carillon Festival, the Illinois State Fair, and First Night Springfield. The city is known for its unique shopping, which includes big-city department stores, national discount shopping centers, fashion stores, and small boutiques. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has the most complete collection of Lincoln documents in the world and utilizes the latest in interactive technology to create exciting exhibits. The Illinois State Museum has a variety of collections showcasing Illinois' natural and cultural resources. The Illinois State Library has a large collection of Art in Architecture pieces and supports a growing local arts movement.

Springfield Sports and Leisure

Springfield is the home of Jr. Blues Hockey, which are now under new ownership and management. The team continues to get better and better and has the chance to dominate their Division. Springfield is an excellent place for golf lovers, with many courses such as Bergen Park Golf Course, Brookhills Golf Club Inc., Bunn Park Golf Course, Country Hills Golf Course Inc., Edgewood Golf Club, Lincoln Greens Golf Course, and Northridge Hills.

Springfield Outdoors

For those who love the outdoors, Springfield provides a wealth of opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities. The Henson Robinson Zoo has more than 300 animals from around the world and hands-on exhibits for kids. The Lincoln Memorial Garden has five miles of wooded trails that give visitors the chance to tour the pristine landscape that Abraham Lincoln once strolled through. Watershed Park is designed as an interactive and educational exhibit focusing on issues of water quality protection, such as soil conservation, urban stormwater runoff, farm and homestead health and safety, and integrated pest management. Washington Park Botanical Garden has lush tropical foliage, rose gardens, perennials, and texture gardens.

Springfield at Night

There are many nighttime attractions in Springfield. Dining is an attraction in itself, with the unique 'horseshoe' sandwich and the popular Cozy Dog. Four-star restaurants, quaint cafes, fast-food, and neighborhood fare give the city a wide variety of dining options. Nightlife heats up with many dance clubs, comedy clubs, taverns, and sports bars to make for an exciting evening any night of the week. Movie theaters are scattered throughout the city, and New Salem State Park has a Theater in the Park program for theater lovers.

Demographics

People

Total Population116,745
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+53,936
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married41.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,177
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,471
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,084

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,398
% Above Poverty Level80.3%
% Below Poverty Level19.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone37.5%
Median Gross Rent$742
Median House Value$123,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.9%
German22.9%
Irish14%
English9.2%
Italian5%
Polish2%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Swedish1%
Norwegian0.9%
African0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Russian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Canadian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Greek0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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Springfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sangamon County
Standard Zip Codes62701, 62711, 62712, 62702, 62703, 62704, 62707
P.O. Box Zip Codes62705, 62708, 62791, 62794
Company Zip Codes62706, 62715, 62716, 62719, 62721, 62722, 62723, 62726, 62736, 62739, 62756, 62757, 62761, 62762, 62763, 62764, 62765, 62766, 62767, 62769, 62776, 62777, 62781, 62786, 62796
Phone Area Codes217
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.8
Approximate Longitude-89.65

Springfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSPRINGFIELD CAPITAL AP
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationMASON CITY 1 W
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationLINCOLN
Distance29.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Grandview1,388$44,250

Springfield Public Libraries

Lincoln Library
326 SOUTH SEVENTH STREET
Springfield, Illinois
(217) 753-4900

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Springfield Hospitals

Memorial Medical Center
(Non-profit)
701 N First St
(217) 788-3000
Vibra Hospital Of Springfield, Llc
701 N. Walnut Street
(217) 528-1217
Springfield Hospital Inc - Dba Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center
5230 South Sixth Street
(217) 585-1180
St Johns Hospital
(Non-profit)
800 E Carpenter St
(217) 544-6464

Springfield Public Schools

Wilcox Elem School
2000 Hastings Rd
ZIP: 62702
(217) 525-3281
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Enos Elem School
524 W Elliott Ave
ZIP: 62702
(217) 525-3208
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Fairview Elem School
2200 E Ridgely Ave
ZIP: 62702
(217) 525-3211
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Jane Addams Elem School
10 Babiak Ln
ZIP: 62702
(217) 787-3144
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Douglas School
444 W Reynolds St
ZIP: 62702
(217) 525-4400
Other
Total Enrollment 18
Mcclernand Elem School
801 N 6th St
ZIP: 62702
(217) 525-3247
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
Ridgely Elem School
2040 N 8th St
ZIP: 62702
(217) 525-3259
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Lanphier High School
1300 N 11th St
ZIP: 62702
(217) 525-3080
High
Total Enrollment 1274
Harvard Park Elem School
2501 S 11th St
ZIP: 62703
(217) 525-3214
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Springfield Ball Charter School
2530 E Ash St
ZIP: 62703
(217) 525-3275
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Iles Elem School
1700 S 15th St
ZIP: 62703
(217) 525-3226
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Edwin A Lee Elementary School
1201 Bunn Ave
ZIP: 62703
(217) 585-5828
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Southern View Elem School
3338 S 5th St
ZIP: 62703
(217) 585-5837
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Sased Central-proj Ican & Pace
2500 Taylor Ave
ZIP: 62703
(217) 529-8849
Other
Total Enrollment 53
Matheny-withrow Elem Sch
1200 S Pope Ave
ZIP: 62703
(217) 525-3245
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
Lincoln Magnet School
300 S 11th St
ZIP: 62703
(217) 525-3236
Middle
Total Enrollment 315
Washington Middle School
2300 E Jackson St
ZIP: 62703
(217) 525-3182
Middle
Total Enrollment 709
Jefferson Middle School
3001 S Allis St
ZIP: 62703
(217) 585-5810
Middle
Total Enrollment 559
Springfield Southeast High Sch
2350 E Ash St
ZIP: 62703
(217) 525-3130
High
Total Enrollment 1336
Feitshans Elem Sch
1101 S 15th St
ZIP: 62703
(217) 525-3030
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Laketown Elem School
1825 Lee St
ZIP: 62703
(217) 585-5819
Primary
Total Enrollment 219
Springfield High School
101 S Lewis St
ZIP: 62704
(217) 525-3100
High
Total Enrollment 1349
Dubois Elem School
120 S Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 62704
(217) 787-3066
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Springfield Learning Academy
101 E Laurel St
ZIP: 62704
(217) 525-3144
High
Total Enrollment 116
Early Learning Center
2501 S 1st St
ZIP: 62704
(217) 525-3163
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
1200 Outer Park Dr
ZIP: 62704
(217) 525-3164
Middle
Total Enrollment 786
Lawrence Education Center
101 E Laurel St
ZIP: 62704
(217) 525-3144
High
U S Grant Middle School
1800 W Monroe St
ZIP: 62704
(217) 525-3170
Middle
Total Enrollment 616
Black Hawk Elem School
2500 S College St
ZIP: 62704
(217) 525-3195
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Owen Marsh Elem School
1100 Avon Dr
ZIP: 62704
(217) 787-3173
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Sandburg Elem School
2051 Wabash Ave
ZIP: 62704
(217) 787-3112
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Butler Elem School
1701 S Macarthur Blvd
ZIP: 62704
(217) 787-3189
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Elizabeth Graham Elem School
900 W Edwards St
ZIP: 62704
(217) 525-3220
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Lindsay School
3600 Fielding Dr
ZIP: 62711
(217) 546-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Hazel Dell Elem School
850 W Lake Shore Dr
ZIP: 62712
(217) 525-3223
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
Sangamon County Learning Academy
2201 Toronto Rd Ste C
ZIP: 62712
(217) 529-3390
High
Total Enrollment 56
Sangamon Safe School Program
2201 Toronto Rd
ZIP: 62712
(217) 585-8090
High
Total Enrollment 16

Springfield Private Schools

St Agnes Elementary School
251 N Amos Ave
ZIP: 62702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 357
St Joseph School
1344 N 5th St
ZIP: 62702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
Sacred Heart Griffin High School
1200 W Washington St
ZIP: 62702
Secondary
Total Enrollment 774
Springfield Christian School
2850 Cider Mill Ln
ZIP: 62702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 371
Calvary Academy
1730 W Jefferson St
ZIP: 62702
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 279
Montessori Children's House Of Springfield
4147 Sandhill Rd
ZIP: 62702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
St Aloysius Elementary School
2125 N 21st St
ZIP: 62702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
Concordia Lutheran School
2300 E Wilshire Rd
ZIP: 62703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
Cathedral School
815 S 6th St
ZIP: 62703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 132
St Patrick Catholic School
1800 South Grand Ave E
ZIP: 62703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Our Saviors Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd
ZIP: 62704
Elementary
Total Enrollment 165
Trinity Lutheran School
515 S Macarthur Blvd
ZIP: 62704
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
Christ The King Elementary School
1920 Barberry Dr
ZIP: 62704
Elementary
Total Enrollment 394
Montessori School House Of Springfield
717 Rickard Rd
ZIP: 62704
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Grace Baptist Academy
2812 S Walnut St
ZIP: 62704
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Blessed Sacrament
748 W Laurel St
ZIP: 62704
Elementary
Total Enrollment 432
Lutheran High School
3500 W Washington St
ZIP: 62711
Secondary
Total Enrollment 172
The Hope School Learning Center
15 E Hazel Dell Ln
ZIP: 62712
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 176
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Historic Springfield

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C. & A. Chicago and Alton Railroad station between 1900 and 1905

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C. & A. Chicago and Alton Railroad station between 1900 and 1905

Lincoln's residence ca. 1900

Lincoln Monument (Oak Ridge Cemetery) between 1900 and 1906

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