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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population59,436
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+24,284
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married36%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$28,105
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,462
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,568

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,104
% Above Poverty Level74.4%
% Below Poverty Level25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$696
Median House Value$77,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.6%
Irish13.6%
English6.8%
Italian3%
Dutch2%
Scottish1.6%
French Except Basque1.6%
Welsh0.9%
Polish0.9%
Swedish0.5%
Greek0.4%
African0.4%
Arab0.4%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Springfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clark County
Standard Zip Codes45502, 45503, 45504, 45505, 45506
P.O. Box Zip Codes45501
Phone Area Codes937
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.92
Approximate Longitude-83.79

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 NEW WTR WKS
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.7 inches
StationURBANA WWTP
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationDAYTON INTL AP
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clifton127$61,250
Donnelsville451$66,875
Enon2,575$83,508
South Vienna490$64,000
Yellow Springs3,876$93,313

Springfield Public Libraries

Clark County Public Library
201 S. FOUNTAIN AVE.
Springfield, Ohio
(937) 328-6903

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Springfield Hospitals

Springfield Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
100 Medical Center Drive
(937) 523-1000
Mental Health Services For Clark And Madison Cos
474 North Yellow Springs Street
(937) 399-9500
Springfield Regional Medical Ctr-er
100 Medical Center Dr
(937) 523-1000
Springfield Regional Medical Ctr
100 Medical Center Dr
(937) 523-1000
Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital
(Non-profit)
100 West Main Street
(937) 521-3900

Springfield Public Schools

Greenon High School
3950 S Tecumseh Rd
ZIP: 45502
(937) 325-7343
High
Total Enrollment 510
Greenon Jr. High School
3950 S Tecumseh Rd
ZIP: 45502
(937) 340-6372
Middle
Total Enrollment 282
Northeastern High School
1480 Bowman Rd
ZIP: 45502
(937) 328-6575
High
Total Enrollment 446
Northwestern Elementary School
5610 Troy Rd
ZIP: 45502
(937) 964-1351
Primary
Total Enrollment 945
Northwestern Junior/senior High School
5650 Troy Rd
ZIP: 45502
(937) 964-1324
Other
Total Enrollment 776
Rolling Hills Elementary School
2613 Moorefield Rd
ZIP: 45502
(937) 399-2250
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Shawnee High School
1675 E Possum Rd
ZIP: 45502
(937) 325-9296
High
Total Enrollment 624
Cliff Park High School
821 N Limestone St
ZIP: 45503
(937) 342-3006
High
Total Enrollment 159
Kenton Elementary School
731 E Home Rd
ZIP: 45503
(937) 505-4210
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Kenton Ridge High School
4444 Middle Urbana Rd
ZIP: 45503
(937) 390-1274
High
Total Enrollment 633
Lagonda Elementary School
800 E Mccreight Ave
ZIP: 45503
(937) 505-4240
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Northridge Elementary School
4445 Ridgewood Rd E
ZIP: 45503
(937) 342-4627
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Northridge Middle School
4445 Ridgewood Rd E
ZIP: 45503
(937) 399-2852
Middle
Total Enrollment 493
Roosevelt Middle School
721 E Home Rd
ZIP: 45503
(937) 505-4370
Middle
Total Enrollment 438
Springfield High School
701 E Home Rd
ZIP: 45503
(937) 505-4320
High
Total Enrollment 1673
Warder Park-wayne Elementary School
2820 Hillside Ave
ZIP: 45503
(937) 505-4450
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Rockway Elementary School
3500 W National Rd
ZIP: 45504
(937) 328-5385
Primary
Total Enrollment 178
Rockway Middle School
3500 W National Rd
ZIP: 45504
(937) 328-5385
Middle
Total Enrollment 87
Snowhill Elementary School
531 W Harding Rd
ZIP: 45504
(937) 505-4410
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Snyder Park Elementary School
1600 Maiden Ln
ZIP: 45504
(937) 505-4430
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
Global Impact Stem Academy
570 E Leffel Ln
ZIP: 45505
(937) 328-6600
Other
Total Enrollment 144
Hayward Middle School
1700 Clifton Ave
ZIP: 45505
(937) 505-4190
Middle
Total Enrollment 328
Keifer Academy
601 Selma Rd
ZIP: 45505
(937) 505-4120
Other
Total Enrollment 316
Kenwood Elementary
1421 Nagley St
ZIP: 45505
(937) 505-4220
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Life Skills High School Of Springfield
1637 Selma Rd
ZIP: 45505
(937) 322-2940
Lincoln Elementary School
1500 Tibbetts Ave
ZIP: 45505
(937) 505-4260
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Mann Elementary School
521 Mount Joy St
ZIP: 45505
(937) 505-4280
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Reid Elementary School
3640 E High St
ZIP: 45505
(937) 328-5380
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Reid Middle School
3640 E High St
ZIP: 45505
(937) 328-5380
Middle
Total Enrollment 212
Schaefer Middle School
147 S Fostoria Ave
ZIP: 45505
(937) 505-4390
Middle
Total Enrollment 301
Springfield Preparatory And Fitness Academy
1615 Selma Rd
ZIP: 45505
(937) 323-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 166
Springfield-clark County
1901 Selma Rd
ZIP: 45505
(937) 325-7368
High
Clark Center
1500 W Jefferson St
ZIP: 45506
(937) 505-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Fulton Elementary School
631 S Yellow Springs St
ZIP: 45506
(937) 505-4150
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Perrin Woods Elementary School
431 W John St
ZIP: 45506
(937) 505-4310
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Possum Elementary School
2589 S Yellow Springs Rd
ZIP: 45506
(937) 328-5383
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Possum Middle School
2589 S Yellow Springs Street
ZIP: 45506
(937) 328-5383
Middle
Total Enrollment 198
Springfield Academy Of Excellence
623 S Center St
ZIP: 45506
(937) 325-0933
Primary
Total Enrollment 220

Springfield Private Schools

Emmanuel Christian Academy
2177 Emmanuel Way
ZIP: 45502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 482
Risen Christ Lutheran School
41 E Possum Rd
ZIP: 45502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
Catholic Central Elementary - Limestone Campus
1817 N Limestone St
ZIP: 45503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
Catholic Central Elementary School - Pk-6
800 Lagonda Ave
ZIP: 45503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 411
Maiden Lane Educare
1201 Maiden Ln
ZIP: 45504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Ridgewood School
2420 Saint Paris Pike
ZIP: 45504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 89
Catholic Central High School
1200 E High St
ZIP: 45505
Secondary
Total Enrollment 367
Nightingale Montessori
1106 E High St
ZIP: 45505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Twin Oaks Sda Elementary School
151 S Bird Rd
ZIP: 45505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Springfield Christian School
311 W High St
ZIP: 45506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
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