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Overview

Introduction to Springfield, Oregon

Springfield, Oregon is 103 miles S of Portland, Oregon. It's located in Lane County between the McKenzie River and the Willamette River and is bordered by the city of Eugene. The city was named after a nearby natural spring. The area is a major supplier of hazelnuts. Retail, manufacturing, health services, agriculture and logging are some of the prominent industries.

Springfield History

Settlers began to arrive in 1847. The first schoolhouse was constructed in 1854. In 1861 a severe flooding of the Willamette River occurred. The city was incorporated in 1885. Weyerhaeuser, a major timber company was established in 1949 and became a prominent employer. However, in the 90's the company's saw mill and veneer facilities were shut down and the paper facility was downsized.

Springfield Attractions

  • Springfield Museum has numerous exhibits on the region's timber industry
  • Dorris Ranch Living History Farm is the country's oldest hazelnut orchard still in continuos operation and hosts a variety of events and provides tours
  • The East Skinner Butte Historic Landmark Area features numerous historic structures
  • Shelton McMurphy Johnson House is a notable, historic Queen Anne Victorian mansion
  • Washburn Historic District includes a large number of historic buildings
  • Conger St. Clock Museum includes a notable clock tower
  • Gateway Mall is a popular shopping destination
  • The Springfield Filbert Festival features jazz and rock music and the Northwest Harmonica Championship

Springfield Activities

Residents and visitors enjoy touring the wineries located in the lower Willamette Valley. The county is known for its numerous covered bridges. The Lively Park Swim Center is a popular indoor water park. West Eugene Wetlands Education Center is a vast acreage and includes walking and bicycle trails. The McKenzie and Willamette rivers are popular for fishing, rafting, boating and swimming. There are numerous campgrounds in the area including the Timpanogas Lake Shelter, Willamette National Forest and the Warner Mountain Lookout.

Some of the notable nearby trails include the Eagles Rest Trail, the Hardesty Trail and the Teeter Creek Loop. There are numerous locations for whitewater paddling along the Willamette River and along the Row River, Fall Creek and the Calapooia River. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the area's courses including Emerald Valley Golf Club, Laurelwood Municipal Golf Course and Oakway Golf Course.

Springfield Higher Education

University of Oregon, Oregon State University Lane County Extension, Pioneer Pacific College and Lane Community College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,611
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+27,654
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married40.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,740
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,434
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,553

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,842
% Above Poverty Level77.4%
% Below Poverty Level22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$825
Median House Value$166,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.8%
Irish13.3%
English8.7%
Norwegian4.8%
Italian4.3%
French Except Basque2.7%
Scottish2.6%
Polish2.4%
Swedish2.3%
Danishn1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Canadian1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Russian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
African0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Springfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lane County
Standard Zip Codes97477, 97478
P.O. Box Zip Codes97475
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude44.05
Approximate Longitude-123.02

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)

StationEUGENE MAHLON SWEET AP
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp51 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationCOTTAGE GROVE 1 NNE
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp32 to 48 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp48 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationLEABURG 1 SW
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 48 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp51 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip66.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coburg1,194$58,269
Creswell5,154$58,069
Eugene161,649$64,318
Junction City5,735$52,419
Lowell1,147$54,926
Veneta4,741$53,725

Springfield Public Libraries

Springfield Public Library
225 5TH ST
Springfield, Oregon
(541) 726-3766

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Springfield Hospitals

Sacred Heart Medical Center
(Non-profit)
3333 Riverbend Drive
Mckenzie-willamette Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1460 G Street

Springfield Public Schools

Academy Of Arts And Academics
615 Main St
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-6728
High
Total Enrollment 352
Briggs Middle School
2355 Yolanda Ave
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-6350
Middle
Total Enrollment 531
Centennial Elementary School
1315 Aspen St
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-6383
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Elizabeth Page Elementary School
1300 Hayden Bridge Rd
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-6407
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Gateways High School
665 Main St
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-8862
High
Total Enrollment 153
Guy Lee Elementary School
755 Harlow Rd
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-6391
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Hamlin Middle School
326 Centennial Blvd
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-6356
Middle
Total Enrollment 608
Maple Elementary School
2109 J St
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-6395
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Springfield High School
875 7th St
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-4700
High
Total Enrollment 1304
Two Rivers Dos Rios Elementary
1084 G St
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-8865
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Yolanda Elementary School
2350 Yolanda Ave
ZIP: 97477
(541) 744-6418
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Agnes Stewart Middle School
900 S 32nd St
ZIP: 97478
(541) 988-2520
Middle
Total Enrollment 570
Douglas Gardens Elementary School
3680 Jasper Rd
ZIP: 97478
(541) 744-6387
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Mt Vernon Elementary School
935 Filbert Ln
ZIP: 97478
(541) 744-6403
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Ridgeview Elementary School
526 66th St
ZIP: 97478
(541) 744-6308
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Riverbend Elementary School
320 51st St
ZIP: 97478
(541) 988-2511
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Thurston Elementary School
7345 Thurston Rd
ZIP: 97478
(541) 744-6411
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Thurston High School
333 58th St
ZIP: 97478
(541) 744-5000
High
Total Enrollment 1348
Thurston Middle School
6300 Thurston Rd
ZIP: 97478
(541) 744-6368
Middle
Total Enrollment 645
Walterville Elementary School
40589 Mckenzie Hwy
ZIP: 97478
(541) 744-6415
Primary
Total Enrollment 186

Springfield Private Schools

Springfield Christian Kindergarten
2080 19th St
ZIP: 97477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Childrens Choice Montessori School-main St
5005 Main St
ZIP: 97478
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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