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Overview

Introduction to Springfield, Massachusetts

Founded in 1636, Springfield is the third largest city in Massachusetts with a population of slightly more than 150,000 people. Springfield is also the county seat of Hampden County.

Springfield is located in south/central Massachusetts, near the Connecticut border. It is about an hour drive southwest from Worcester, Massachusetts. Springfield is home to one Fortune 500 Company, Mass. Mutual Life Insurance.

Springfield's climate is characterized by four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and summers tend to be warm and humid. January is the coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 35 degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Springfield Arts and Entertainment

For a city of its size, Springfield provides a good mix of arts and entertainment offerings. Some of the more notable include:

  • CityStage
  • The Connecticut Valley Historical Museum
  • The Dr. Seuss National Memorial
  • The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
  • The Museum of Fine Arts
  • Six Flags Amusement Park of New England in nearby Agawam, Massachusetts
  • The Springfield Science Museum
  • The Springfield Symphony Orchestra
  • The Zoo in Forest Park

For sports fans, professional sports are located an hour or more to the east of Springfield in eastern Massachusetts. Nearby Worcester is home to a professional baseball team, the Worcester Tornadoes, who play in the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, or Can-Am League. Further to the east you will find Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox, the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins, Major League Soccer's (MLS) New England Revolution, the NBA's Boston Celtics, the NFL's New England Patriots, the United Soccer League's (USL) USL-W Division Boston Renegades, and World Team Tennis' (WTT) Boston Lobsters.

Springfield is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and nearby Holyoke, Massachusetts is home to the Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Demographics

People

Total Population153,991
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+59,427
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married30.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,411
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,368
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,359

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,836
% Above Poverty Level70.3%
% Below Poverty Level29.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$839
Median House Value$146,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.5%
Irish9.6%
Italian6.9%
French Except Basque6%
Polish3.7%
English3.5%
West Indian3.4%
Canadian2.8%
German2.7%
Jamaican2.3%
African1.6%
Portuguese1%
Scottish0.9%
Greek0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Russian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Somali0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
US/American0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Springfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hampden County
Standard Zip Codes1103, 1104, 1105, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1118, 1119, 1128, 1129, 1144, 1152, 1106, 1151
P.O. Box Zip Codes1101, 1102, 1115, 1138, 1139
Company Zip Codes1111, 1199
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.11
Approximate Longitude-72.53

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)

StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationAMHERST
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp11 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationCHESTER 2
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp7 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp57 to 86 F
Oct Temp34 to 64 F
Annual Precip61.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chicopee56,100$59,038
East Longmeadow16,063$101,563
Holyoke40,280$45,598
Longmeadow15,837$122,889

Springfield Public Libraries

Springfield City Library
220 STATE ST.
Springfield, Massachusetts
(413) 263-6828

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Springfield Hospitals

Baystate Medical Center
(Non-profit)
759 Chestnut Street
Mercy Medical Center - Springfield Campus
(Non-profit)
271 Carew Street

Springfield Public Schools

Balliet Middle School
111 Seymour Street
ZIP: 1102
(413) 787-7284
Middle
Total Enrollment 52
Gateway To College At Springfield Technical Community Colleg
1 Armory Square
ZIP: 1102
(413) 755-4480
High
Total Enrollment 55
Alfred G. Zanetti Montessori Magnet School
474 Armory St
ZIP: 1104
(413) 787-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Baystate Academy Charter Public School
334 Franklin Street
ZIP: 1104
(413) 530-9538
Middle
Total Enrollment 218
Edward P. Boland School
426 Armory Street
ZIP: 1104
(413) 750-2511
Primary
Total Enrollment 831
Glenwood
50 Morrison Terrace
ZIP: 1104
(413) 787-7527
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Liberty
962 Carew Street
ZIP: 1104
(413) 787-7299
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
Mary O Pottenger
1435 Carew Street
ZIP: 1104
(413) 787-7266
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Samuel Bowles
24 Bowles Park
ZIP: 1104
(413) 787-7334
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Springfield Public Day Elementary School
34 Nye Street
ZIP: 1104
(413) 886-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 55
The Springfield Renaissance School An Expeditionary Learning
1170 Carew Street
ZIP: 1104
(413) 750-2929
Other
Total Enrollment 689
Van Sickle Middle School
1170 Carew Street
ZIP: 1104
(413) 750-2887
Middle
Total Enrollment 903
Elias Brookings
367 Hancock Street
ZIP: 1105
(413) 787-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
High School Of Commerce
415 State Street
ZIP: 1105
(413) 787-7220
High
Total Enrollment 1446
Milton Bradley School
22 Mulberry Street
ZIP: 1105
(413) 787-7475
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Phoenix Academy Public Charter High School Springfield
1 Federal Street, Building 104 - Box 5
ZIP: 1105
(413) 233-4412
High
Total Enrollment 122
South End Middle School
36 Margaret Street
ZIP: 1105
(413) 750-2442
Middle
Total Enrollment 291
Veritas Preparatory Charter School
370 Pine Street
ZIP: 1105
(413) 539-0055
Middle
Total Enrollment 246
Brightwood
471 Plainfield Street
ZIP: 1107
(413) 787-7238
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (north)
355 Plainfield Street
ZIP: 1107
(413) 750-2333
Middle
Total Enrollment 295
Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (south)
355 Plainfield Street
ZIP: 1107
(413) 750-2333
Middle
Total Enrollment 262
Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (talented And Gifted)
355 Plainfield Street
ZIP: 1107
(413) 750-2333
Middle
Total Enrollment 243
Chestnut Street Middle
355 Plainfield Street
ZIP: 1107
(413) 750-2333
German Gerena Community School
200 Birnie Avenue
ZIP: 1107
(413) 787-7320
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Lincoln
732 Chestnut Street
ZIP: 1107
(413) 787-7314
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Alice B Beal Elementary
285 Tiffany Street
ZIP: 1108
(413) 787-7544
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Forest Park Middle
46 Oakland Street
ZIP: 1108
(413) 787-7420
Middle
Total Enrollment 679
Kensington International School
31 Kensington Avenue
ZIP: 1108
(413) 787-7522
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Liberty Preparatory Academy
Alderman Bldg, 37 Alderman Str
ZIP: 1108
(413) 750-2484
High
Total Enrollment 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School Of Excellence
285 Dorset Street
ZIP: 1108
(413) 214-7806
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Springfield High School
Dickenson Bldg, 37 Alderman St
ZIP: 1108
(413) 787-7285
High
Total Enrollment 133
Sumner Avenue
45 Sumner Avenue
ZIP: 1108
(413) 787-7430
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Washington
141 Washington Street
ZIP: 1108
(413) 787-7551
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
White Street
300 White Street
ZIP: 1108
(413) 787-7543
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Frank H Freedman
90 Cherokee Dr
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-7443
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Hiram L Dorman
20 Lydia Street
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-7554
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Homer Street
43 Homer Street
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-7526
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
John J Duggan Middle
1015 Wilbraham Rd
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-7410
Middle
Total Enrollment 588
Margaret C Ells
319 Cortland Street
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-7345
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Rebecca M Johnson
55 Catherine Street
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-6687
Primary
Total Enrollment 812
Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy
1300 State Street
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-7424
High
Total Enrollment 1357
Springfield Central High
1840 Roosevelt Avenue
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-7085
High
Total Enrollment 1993
Springfield High School Of Science And Technology
1250 State Street
ZIP: 1109
(413) 750-2000
High
Total Enrollment 1360
Springfield Public Day Middle School
118 Alden Street
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-7261
Middle
Total Enrollment 58
Stem Middle Academy
60 Alton Street
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-6750
Middle
Total Enrollment 292
Thomas M Balliet
52 Rosewell St
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-7446
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
William N. Deberry
670 Union Street
ZIP: 1109
(413) 787-7582
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Arthur T Talmadge
1395 Allen Street
ZIP: 1118
(413) 787-7249
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Frederick Harris
58 Hartford Ter
ZIP: 1118
(413) 787-7254
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School
190 Surrey Rd
ZIP: 1118
(413) 787-7248
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Glickman Elementary
120 Ashland Avenue
ZIP: 1119
(413) 750-2756
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Mary M Lynch
315 No Branch Pkwy
ZIP: 1119
(413) 787-7250
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Daniel B Brunton
1801 Parker Street
ZIP: 1128
(413) 787-7444
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
M Marcus Kiley Middle
180 Cooley Street
ZIP: 1128
(413) 787-7240
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Mary M Walsh
50 Empress Ct
ZIP: 1129
(413) 787-7448
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Sabis International Charter School
160 Joan Street
ZIP: 1129
(413) 783-2600
Other
Total Enrollment 1573
Warner
493 Parker Street
ZIP: 1129
(413) 787-7258
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Conservatory Of The Arts
34 Kopernik Street
ZIP: 1151
(413) 787-6914
Middle
Total Enrollment 120
John F Kennedy Middle
1385 Berkshire Avenue
ZIP: 1151
(413) 787-7510
Middle
Total Enrollment 520
Springfield Public Day High School
90 Berkshire Street
ZIP: 1151
(413) 787-7036
High
Total Enrollment 117

Springfield Private Schools

Academy Hill School
1190 Liberty St
ZIP: 1104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
Curtis Blake Day School
979 Dickinson St
ZIP: 1108
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
Trinity Nursery And Kindergarten
361 Sumner Ave
ZIP: 1108
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Children's House
720 Wilbraham Rd
ZIP: 1109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Springfield Sda Junior Academy
797 State St
ZIP: 1109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Square One
255 King St
ZIP: 1109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Cathedral High School
260 Surrey Rd
ZIP: 1118
Secondary
Total Enrollment 345
St Michaels Academy
153 Eddywood St
ZIP: 1118
Elementary
Total Enrollment 230
Pioneer Valley Christian School
965 Plumtree Rd
ZIP: 1119
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 247
Kathleen Thornton School
91 Old Acre Rd
ZIP: 1129
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Mill Pond School
91 Old Acre Rd
ZIP: 1129
Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
Pioneer Valley Montessori School
1524 Parker St
ZIP: 1129
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
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