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Overview

Introduction to Springfield, Tennessee

Springfield, Tennessee is 24 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee. It is in Robertson county. The city is part of the Nashville metro area.

Springfield History

Springfield served as a commercial center for the neighboring agricultural region for about 2 centuries. Robertson County and Springfield are together considered to be the "Home of the World's Finest Dark Fired Tobacco." The first courthouse was made of hand-hewn logs and was built in 1799. The city has been functioning under the Council/Manager form of government since 1990.

Springfield and nearby Attractions

  • Robertson County History Museum
  • Legacy Golf Course
  • Tennessee State Museum

Things To Do In Springfield

Springfield offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Legacy Golf Course. One can also spend leisure hours at the Carmike Cinemas. Local churches include Springfield Baptist Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Central Christian Church. The Robertson County Fair is held in Springfield every August.

Springfield Transportation

Flights are available from Nashville International Airport.

Springfield Higher Education

Facilities of higher education are provided by Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Volunteer State Community College and David Lipscomb University.

People

Total Population 16,639
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,955
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 43.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $29,841
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,491
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,307

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,858
% Above Poverty Level 80.5%
% Below Poverty Level 19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $773
Median House Value $129,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 9.4%

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

Springfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee
County Robertson
Metro Area Nashville
Standard Zip Codes 37172
Phone Area Codes 615
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.509
Longitude -86.885

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 EXP STN
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station PORTLAND SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station CHEATHAM LOCK AND DAM
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adams 840 $59,375
Cedar Hill 394 $38,750
Cross Plains 1,928 $68,438
Greenbrier 6,611 $59,840
Pleasant View 4,215 $79,722
Ridgetop 2,338 $65,375

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

Springfield Public Libraries

Library
Gorham Macbane Public Library
405 WHITE STREET
Springfield, Tennessee
(615) 384-5123

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Springfield Hospitals

NORTHCREST MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
100 NORTHCREST DRIVE
(615) 384-2411
Emergency Service: Yes

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SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
5240 HWY 76 EAST
615-384-3516
Serves 999 students.

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