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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 Population16,639
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+6,955
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.3%
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 Level80.5%
% Below Poverty Level19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone27.3%
Median Gross Rent$773
Median House Value$129,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.4%
US/American0%
English8.5%
Irish9.4%

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

Springfield Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City24 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee
CountyRobertson
Metro AreaNashville
Standard Zip Codes37172
Phone Area Codes615
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude36.509
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)

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
Adams840$59,375
Cedar Hill394$38,750
Cross Plains1,928$68,438
Greenbrier6,611$59,840
Pleasant View4,215$79,722
Ridgetop2,338$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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