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Overview

Introduction to Springfield, Michigan

Springfield, Michigan is 3 miles W of Battle Creek, Michigan (center to center) and 97 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. The city, which is located in Calhoun county, is part of the Kalamazoo - Battle Creek metro area.

Springfield History

Until D. J. Merrill officially platted the area in 1904, it was known as "Merrill Park." Later, C.W. Post established a cereal factory. Originally from Springfield, Illinois, he renamed the community "Springfield," after his hometown. Until the mid 20th century, Springfield remained part of the Battle Creek Township. It was incorporated as a city in 1952 and in 1960, it was annexed to Battle Creek city. However, because this annexation caused significant opposition, in 1954, the city of Springfield was given back its own identity. It is home to the Springfield Air Base which is operated by the National Guard.

Springfield and Nearby Attractions

  • Little Falls Historical Society & Museum
  • Battle Creek Sanatarium
  • Kalamazoo Valley Museum
  • Binder Park Zoo
  • W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
  • Fort Custer Recreation Area

Things To Do In Springfield

The Little Falls Historical Society Museum showcases maps, documents, photographs, children's toys, and other historical memorabilia from the 19th and the early 20th century. Battle Creek Sanatarium, and W.K. Kellogg House are two places of historic importance near Springfield. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Springbrook Golf Course. Upton Park, Rothchild Park, and Begg Park are popular parks in the city. Begg Park features a Disc Golf Course. The Farmers Market, another popular place to visit in Springfield, features frequent car shows and craft exhibitions. The Battle Creek area also hosts several festivals like the Art Fair at the Creek, Cereal Festival, the International Summer Fest, the World Balloon/ Air Show, and International Festival of Lights.

Springfield Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Battle Creek International Airport.

Springfield Higher Education

Kellogg Community College, Western Michigan University, Robert B. Miller College, and Spring Arbor University are some of the colleges near Springfield.

People

Total Population 5,216
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,112
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 39.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,696
% Above Poverty Level 71.6%
% Below Poverty Level 28.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $580
Median House Value $56,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Springfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Battle Creek, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio
County Calhoun
Metro Area Kalamazoo - Battle Creek
Standard Zip Codes 49015
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.326
Longitude -85.239

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)

Station BATTLE CREEK 5 NW
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Station GULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station CHARLOTTE
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Augusta 878 $51,458
Battle Creek 51,830 $48,835
Bellevue 1,382 $50,625
Climax 736 $62,333
Galesburg 1,953 $37,375
Richland 845 $79,063

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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