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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,650
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+7,112
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married42.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,713
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,805

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,110
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$795
Median House Value$130,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.5%
Irish11%
English7.5%
German6.8%
Scottish1.6%
Polish1.1%
Dutch0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Italian0.8%
African0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Icelander0.1%
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Springfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Robertson County
Standard Zip Codes37172
Phone Area Codes615
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.49
Approximate Longitude-86.87

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 EXP STN
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationPORTLAND SEWAGE PLANT
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp47 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationCHEATHAM LOCK AND DAM
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adams795$62,602
Cedar Hill372$36,875
Cross Plains1,776$63,750
Greenbrier6,684$54,714
Pleasant View4,258$85,136
Ridgetop2,182$66,750

Springfield Public Libraries

Stokes Brown Public Library
405 WHITE STREET
Springfield, Tennessee
(615) 384-5123

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Springfield Hospitals

Northcrest Medical Center
(Non-profit)
100 Northcrest Drive
(615) 384-2411

Springfield Public Schools

Bransford Elementary
700 Bransford Dr
ZIP: 37172
(615) 384-4313
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Cheatham Park Elementary
301 Locust St
ZIP: 37172
(615) 384-0232
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Coopertown Elementary
3746 Hwy 49 West
ZIP: 37172
(615) 384-7642
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Coopertown Middle School
3820 Highway 49 West
ZIP: 37172
(615) 382-4166
Middle
Total Enrollment 519
Krisle Elementary
6712 Hwy 49 East
ZIP: 37172
(615) 384-2596
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Robertson Co. Virtual School
800 Ms Couts Bl
ZIP: 37172
(615) 382-3602
Other
Total Enrollment 25
Springfield High School
5240 Hwy 76 East
ZIP: 37172
(615) 384-3516
High
Total Enrollment 1144
Springfield Middle School
715 5th Avenue West
ZIP: 37172
(615) 384-4821
Middle
Total Enrollment 649
Westside Elementary
309 Alsup Dr
ZIP: 37172
(615) 384-8495
Primary
Total Enrollment 555

Springfield Private Schools

South Haven Christian School
112 Academy Dr
ZIP: 37172
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 293
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