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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,218
Male Share of the Population52.8%
Female Share of the Population47.2%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+2,240
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married39.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.3%
Median Earnings25+$24,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,177

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,590
% Above Poverty Level71.1%
% Below Poverty Level28.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.8%
Median Gross Rent$604
Median House Value$58,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.8%
German12.3%
English9.9%
Irish6.8%
Dutch2.3%
French Except Basque2.2%
Italian1.9%
Polish1.7%
Norwegian1.2%
African1.1%
Scottish1%
Austrian0.9%
Swedish0.5%
Czech0.5%
West Indian0.3%
Bahamian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Springfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calhoun County
Standard Zip Codes49015, 49037
Phone Area Codes269
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.29
Approximate Longitude-85.22

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)

StationBATTLE CREEK 5 NW
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches
StationGULL LAKE BIOL STA
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationCHARLOTTE
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Augusta914$52,396
Battle Creek51,763$49,167
Bellevue1,395$54,167
Climax792$63,750
Galesburg2,053$37,500
Richland858$79,792

Springfield Public Schools

Valley View Elementary School
960 Avenue A
ZIP: 49037
(269) 965-9760
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Battle Creek Montessori Academy
399 20th St N
ZIP: 49037
(269) 339-3308
Primary
Total Enrollment 182
Springfield Middle School
1023 Avenue A
ZIP: 49037
(269) 965-9640
Middle
Total Enrollment 541
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