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Overview

Introduction to Springfield, Ohio

Springfield, Ohio is 43 miles W of Columbus, Ohio. It's located in Clark county in southwestern Ohio along the Mad River, Buck Creek and Beaver Creek. The city has redeveloped numerous old factory sites. It's a popular destination for antique shoppers.

Springfield History

The city was established in 1801 by James Demint. The National Road which ended in Springfield for 10 years was significantly responsible for the growth of the town. In the mid and late 1800s the town was dominated by prominent industrialists. The Bushnell Building was the site where the Wight Brothers' patent attorney wrote the patent for the invention of the airplane. The Kelly Springfield Tire Company was established in 1894. From 1916 to 1926 10 automobile companies had facilities in Springfield.

Springfield Attractions

  • The Clark County Courthouse is an impressive structure.
  • The Clark County Fair
  • Springfield Civic Theatre offers a wide variety of performances.
  • The Westcott House was designed by the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Clark County Historical Society Museum
  • Springfield Symphony Orchestra
  • Clark State Performing Arts Center includes the Turner Studio Theater, Kuss Auditorium and the Salerno Educational Center.
  • The Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market attracts people from outside of the region.
  • Springfield Museum of Art
  • Summer Arts Festival is a popular event and features a variety of concerts, exhibits and performances.
  • The Ohio Lyric Theater
  • Municipal Stadium
  • Springfield features two large antique malls.
  • Champions Center is a notable location for horse shows.

Springfield Activities

The Buchhorn Trail and the Lakeview Trail are popular with hiking enthusiasts. There are numerous popular golf courses including Locust Hills, Reid Park and Snyder Park golf courses. Clarence J Brown Reservoir, Culp Lake, Blue Hole, Clark Lake and Hosterman Lake provide opportunities for outdoor activities. The Little Miami River loop is nearby. George Rogers Clark Park is a vast acreage and is popular for picnicking, hiking and fishing. The nearby Buck Creek State Park is utilized for a variety of outdoor activities.

Springfield Higher Education

The city is home to Wittenberg University, a liberal-arts college and Clark State Community College. In addition to a variety of majors and minors to choose from, students can find specialized cooperative and pre-professional programs such as physical therapy assistant training.

People

Total Population 60,007
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 23,468
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 37%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $27,283
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,746
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,956

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,215
% Above Poverty Level 71%
% Below Poverty Level 29%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.3%
Median Gross Rent $652
Median House Value $78,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 13.8%

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

Springfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 43 miles W of Columbus, Ohio
County Clark
Metro Area Dayton - Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 45502, 45503, 45504, 45505, 45506
P.O. Box Zip Codes 45501
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.924
Longitude -83.808

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 SPRINGFIELD NEW WTR WKS
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station URBANA WWTP
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station DAYTON INTL AP
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clifton 152 $37,500
Donnelsville 467 $68,542
Enon 2,606 $68,824

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

Springfield Public Libraries

Library
Clark County Public Library
201 S. FOUNTAIN AVE.
Springfield, Ohio
(937) 323-9751
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Springfield Hospitals

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER OF SPRINGFIELD
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1343 FOUNTAIN BOULEVARD
(937) 390-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF SPRINGFIELD AND CLARK CO,THE
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
2615 EAST HIGH STREET
(937) 325-0531
Emergency Service: Yes

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Springfield High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
701 E HOME RD
937-342-4100
Serves 1,424 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
700 S LIMESTONE ST
937-328-2027
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,078 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL
1675 E POSSUM RD
937-325-9296
Serves 893 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

KENTON RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
4444 MIDDLE URBANA RD
937-390-1274
Serves 670 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

GREENON HIGH SCHOOL
3950 S TECUMSEH RD
937-325-7343
Serves 669 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL
5650 TROY RD
937-964-1324
Serves 651 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

NORTHEASTERN HIGH SCHOOL
1480 BOWMAN RD
937-328-6575
Serves 487 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

LIFE SKILLS CENTER-SPRINGFIELD
1637 SELMA RD
937-322-2940
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 254 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 36.3

KEIFER COMMUNITY CENTER HIGH SCHOOL
501 S WITTENBERG AVE
937-328-6875
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 165 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.2

ELMWOOD CENTER
280 S CLAIRMONT AVE
937-328-2049
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 72 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.7

SPRINGFIELD-CLARK COUNTY
1901 SELMA RD
937-325-7368
A Vocational School

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