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Population in 2012: 117,126 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 

Males: 55,854  (47.7%)
Females: 61,272  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  38.3 years
Illinois median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 62701, 62711.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,683 (it was $39,388 in 2000)
Springfield:

$48,683
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,648

Springfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,400 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
Springfield:

$115,400
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $141,920; Detached houses: $149,388; Townhouses or other attached units: $143,099; In 2-unit structures: $135,689; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,259; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,616; Mobile homes: $45,190

Median gross rent in 2012: $693.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 62702, 62703, 62704, 62707, 62711, 62712.

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  • White alone - 86,781 (74.7%)
  • Black alone - 21,344 (18.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2,813 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 2,538 (2.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2,325 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 205 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 221 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 23 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Springfield: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.4%), Irish (13.0%), English (9.4%), United States (6.6%), Italian (5.5%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/20/1882

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 54.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,169 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Springfield:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Springfield city:

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

3,517 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:  3.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 260 registered sex offenders living in Springfield, Illinois as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Springfield to the number of sex offenders is 450 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,374 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,136 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (86.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (175.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Jerome, IL (1.4 miles ), Leland Grove, IL (1.4 miles ), Southern View, IL (1.4 miles ), Grandview, IL (1.7 miles ), Clear Lake, IL (2.2 miles ), Rochester, IL (2.5 miles ), Curran, IL (2.7 miles ), Riverton, IL (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 325 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 1998: 342 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 1999: 346 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2000: 336 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2001: 304 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2002: 316 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2003: 341 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2004: 366 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2005: 279 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2006: 219 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2007: 179 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2008: 97 buildings, average cost: $245,700
  • 2009: 112 buildings, average cost: $220,400
  • 2010: 106 buildings, average cost: $259,300
  • 2011: 103 buildings, average cost: $250,700
  • 2012: 93 buildings, average cost: $276,000

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Latitude: 39.78 N, Longitude: 89.65 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Flower City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +35,822 (+30.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 46,562 (84.8%)

Area code: 217

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Crime rates in Springfield by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 61455105685127810
per 100,000 5.412.64.54.58.84.45.26.94.310.26.06.98.5
Rapes 981131321441211121141071251171048376
per 100,000 87.9101.4118.4128.8106.597.698.691.9106.899.788.671.264.9
Robberies 2932433423662852583563293562921,003909260
per 100,000 262.9218.0306.9327.3250.9224.9307.8282.4304.0248.8854.5779.6222.0
Assaults 8237448461,0981,3091,3061,3291,5021,5341,499338258792
per 100,000 738.4667.5759.1981.81152.41138.21149.01289.51310.11277.4287.9221.3676.2
Burglaries 1,8431,8301,7361,8061,8311,7191,9531,5431,7131,7322,1671,8831,670
per 100,000 1653.61641.91557.61614.91612.01498.21688.51324.71463.01475.91846.11614.91425.8
Thefts 5,1955,3666,0956,4825,8985,2885,3735,4815,1255,3035,1605,0765,033
per 100,000 4661.14814.55468.65796.15192.54608.84645.24705.44377.04518.94395.94353.34296.9
Auto thefts 284418349373404338421365337287217240242
per 100,000 254.8375.0313.1333.5355.7294.6364.0313.4287.8244.6184.9205.8206.6
Arson 53595962495158594842577041
per 100,000 47.652.952.955.443.144.450.150.741.035.848.660.035.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 617.1629.3685.8761.8741.8680.2728.9720.5732.1718.7701.6638.8547.4

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Crime rate in Springfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 287 (249 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Illinois average:

2.76

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Springfield, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +4,245 (+4.0%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Springfield-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 182% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the Springfield city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Springfield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from Springfield center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sangamon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Brendon Small - Writer, Robin Roberts (baseball) - Baseball player and coach, Robert Todd Lincoln - (1843-1926), lawyer, statesman, Billy Rogell - Baseball player, Harlington Wood, Jr. - Judge, Julius Rosenwald - Businessman, Andre Iguodala - NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers, born: Jan 28, 1984), Rose Folder - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Justin Knoedler - 2005 Major League Baseball player (San Francisco Giants, born: Jul 17, 1980), Betty Wanless - Girls Professional Baseball League player.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Springfield: Arthur H. Wilson, Henry C. Courtney, John Hugh Catherwood.

Main business address for: CENTRAL ILLINOIS PUBLIC SERVICE CO (ELECTRIC & OTHER SERVICES COMBINED), HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP /DE/ (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE).


Hospitals/medical centers in Springfield:

  • DAVITA - SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 932 N RUTLEDGE STREET)
  • DAVITA - SPRINGFIELD MONTVALE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 2930 S MONTVALE DRIVE, STE A)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 701 NORTH FIRST STREET)
  • RAI - CENTRE WEST SPRINGFIELD (Dialysis Facility, 1112 CENTRE WEST DR)
  • ADVANCED HEALTHCARE SERVICES, LLC (Home Health Center, 3900 PINTAIL DRIVE, SUITE A)
  • ALTERNA CARE INC. (Home Health Center, 319 EAST MADISON SUITE C)
  • FIRST CARE HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, 924 CLOCKTOWER DRIVE, STE B)
  • HOME BOUND HEALTHCARE INC (Home Health Center, 421 SOUTH GRAND AVE WEST, STE 2B WEST)
  • MEMORIAL HOME SERVICES (Home Health Center, 720 NORTH BOND STREET)
  • ST. JOHNS HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 800 EAST CARPENTER)
  • ADLOFF PLACE (Hospital, 50 ADLOFF LANE)
  • ANDREW MCFARLAND MENTAL HLTH CTR (Hospital, 901 SOUTHWIND RD)
  • BROTHER JAMES COURT (Hospital, 2500 ST. JAMES ROAD)
  • CURTISS COURT (Hospital, 2883 SOUTH TAYLOR AVENUE)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 5230 SOUTH 6TH STREET)
  • GAINES MILL PLACE (Hospital, 3310 GAINES MILL ROAD)
  • GLENWOOD TERRACE-SPRINGFIELD (Hospital, 2724 GLENWOOD AVENUE)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF ILLINOIS (Hospital, 720 NORTH BOND STREET)
  • HOSPICE-CARE OF SANGAMON COUNTY (Hospital, 319 EAST MADISON SUITE 3N)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 701 N FIRST ST)
  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 800 E CARPENTER ST)
  • TAYLOR HOUSE (Hospital, 3021 TAYLOR AVENUE)
  • CAPITOL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 555 WEST CARPENTER)
  • CONCORDIA VILLAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 4101 WEST ILES AVENUE)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-SPRINGFIELD (Nursing Home, 900 NORTH RUTLEDGE)
  • ILLINOIS PRESBYTERIAN HOME (Nursing Home, 2005 W LAWRENCE ST)
  • LEWIS MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN VLG (Nursing Home, 3400 WEST WASHINGTON)
  • REGENCY NURSING CARE RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, 2120 WEST WASHINGTON)
  • ROOSEVELT SQUARE NH (Nursing Home, 2120 W WASHINGTON)
  • RUTLEDGE MANOR CARE HOME (Nursing Home, 913 N RUTLEDGE)
  • SANGAMON NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, 2800 WEST LAWRENCE)
  • SPRINGFIELD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 525 SO MARTIN LUTHER KING DR)
  • WESTABBE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2301 WEST MONROE STREET)

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Airports and heliports located in Springfield:


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Amtrak station:

SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.springfield.il.us

Colleges/Universities in Springfield:

  • Lincoln Land Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,264; Location: 5250 Shepherd Rd; Public; Website: www.llcc.edu)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (FT enrollment: 2,458; Location: One University Plaza; Public; Website: www.uis.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Midwest Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 903; Location: 2731 Farmers Market Road; Private, for-profit; Website: midwesttech.edu)
  • Springfield College in Illinois (FT enrollment: 286; Location: 1500 North Fifth Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sci.edu)
  • Capital Area School of Practical Nursing (FT enrollment: 205; Location: 2201 Toronto Rd; Public)
  • University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts (FT enrollment: 163; Location: 2913 W. White Oaks Dr.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.uscart.com)
  • St Johns College (FT enrollment: 78; Location: 729 E. Carpenter St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stjohnscollegespringfield.edu)
  • St Johns Hospital School of Clinical Lab Science (FT enrollment: 6; Location: 800 E Carpenter St.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.st-johns.org)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Springfield:

  • Millikin University (about 37 miles; Decatur, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,183)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 61 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Illinois State University (about 62 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,494)
  • Heartland Community College (about 62 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • Bradley University (about 64 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,105)
  • Illinois Central College (about 65 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 65 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 2,939)

Public high schools in Springfield:

Private high schools in Springfield:

  • SACRED HEART GRIFFIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 858; Location: 1200 W WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CALVARY ACADEMY (Students: 337; Location: 1730 W JEFFERSON ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 3500 W WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THE HOPE SCHOOL LEARNING CENTER (Students: 133; Location: 15 E HAZEL DELL LN; Grades: 2 - 12)
  • GRACE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 5; Location: 2812 S WALNUT ST; Grades: 2 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Springfield:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Springfield:

  • CHRIST THE KING ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 524; Location: 1920 BARBERRY DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST AGNES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 251 N AMOS AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT (Students: 416; Location: 748 W LAUREL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SPRINGFIELD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 2850 CIDER MILL LN; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 2645 OLD JACKSONVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LITTLE FLOWER CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 900 STEVENSON DR; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CATHEDRAL GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 191; Location: 815 S 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ALOYSIUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 2125 N 21ST ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: 1344 N 5TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 515 S MACARTHUR BLVD; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Springfield, map of school districts: SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT 186, BALL CHATHAM COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 5

Library in Springfield:

  • LINCOLN LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,694,342; Location: 326 SOUTH SEVENTH STREET; 397,929 books; 16,362 e-books; 28,184 audio materials; 8,711 video materials; 30 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 684 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Doctor's Hospital has closed.
  • Doctor\'s Hospital has closed. added by Donna Romine
  • New zip codes added: 62711 and 62712 effective 6-26-04. added by Oddgirl
  • There is another Private High School in Springfield. Sacred Heart-Griffin with 782 Students. Location is 1200 West Washington St. 62702
  • Private High School: Sacred-Heart Griffin High School
  • Sacred Heart Griffin High School (Students: 785; Location: 1200 W Washington St.; Grades: 9 - 12)

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Notable locations in Springfield: Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon (A), Sanger (B), Lincoln Memorial Gardens (C), Camp Lincoln (D), Lincoln Greens Golf Course (E), Illini Country Club (F), Route 66 Drive-In (G), Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (H), Lincolns Home (I), Old State Capitol (J), Springfield Theatre Center (K), Myers Building (L), Ridgely Building (M), Illinois Building (N), Springfield Area Ambulance (O), LifeStar Ambulance Service (P), America Ambulance (Q), Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center (R), Prairie Heart Institute (S), Illinois National Guard 183rd Tactical Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: White Oaks Plaza Shopping Center (1), White Oaks Mall Shopping Center (2), Southwest Plaza Shopping Center (3), Sangamon Shopping Center (4), Laketown Shopping Center (5), Fairhills Shopping Center (6), Capital City Shopping Center (7), Chatham Square Shopping Center (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Springfield include: Christ Episcopal Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C), Kumler United Methodist Church (D), Wesley United Methodist Church (E), Woodside United Methodist Church (F), Laurel United Methodist Church (G), Asbury United Methodist Church (H), Grace United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lincoln Tomb (1), Newcomer Cemetery (2), Crowder Cemetery (3), Bridges Cemetery (4), Oak Ridge Cemetery (5), Smith Cemetery (6), Harmony Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Springfield (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Lick Creek (A), Polecat Creek (B), Spring Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Springfield include: Pasfield Park (1), Riverside Park (2), Gurgens Park (3), Forest Park (4), Carpenter Park Nature Preserve (5), Bergen Park (6), Bunn Park (7), Carpenter Park (8), Center Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: All Metro Home Inspections (Museums; 127 South Grand Avenue West) (1), Grand Army Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 629 South 7th Street) (2), Capitol Coral (Aquariums; 539 West Elliott) (3), Springfield Park District (Botanical Gardens; Botanical Gardens) (4), Knight's Action Park (Water Parks & Slides; 1700 Recreation Drive) (5), Adams Wild Life Sanctuary (Recreation Areas; 2315 East Clear Lake Avenue) (6), Aladdins Castle (Amusement & Theme Parks; 162 White Oaks Mall) (7), Bentler CHAS (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1644 West Homewood Avenue) (8), Adventure Village Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1101 East Sangamon Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Cottage Inn (927 North Macarthur Boulevard) (1), Courtyard Springfield (IL) (3462 Freedom Drive) (2), Drury Inn and Suites Springfield IL (3180 South Dirksen Parkway) (3), Best Inns of America (500 North 1st Street) (4), Holiday Inn Express (3050 South Dirksen Parkway) (5), Hampton Inn & Suites Springfield-Southwe (2300 Chuckwagon Drive) (6), Crowne Plaza Springfield (3000 South Dirksen Parkway) (7), Best Rest Inn (700 North Dirksen Parkway) (8), Best Western (3440 East Clear Lake Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Illinois State - Courts- Administrative Office- Judicial Education (3101 Old Jacksonville Road) (1), Illinois State - Director- Courts- Administrative Office- Judicial Management Information Sys (840 South Spring Street) (2), Sangamon County - Receptionist-7th Flr- Circuit Court- Circuit Court Ju (200 South 9th Street Suite 204) (3), United States Government - U S Courts- Clerk US District Court (600 East Monroe Street) (4), Illinois State - Courts- Administrative Office- Judicial Management Information Serv (3101 Old Jacksonville Road) (5), Sangamon County - Receptionist-5th Flr- Circuit Court- Associate Circuit Court Ju (200 South 9th Street Suite 204) (6), Congress - Representative- Lahood Ray- Springfield District Office (3050 Montvale Drive) (7), Illinois State - Courts- Supreme Court- Clerk Supreme Court Bldg (Supreme Court Building) (8), Sangamon County - Circuit Court- Receptionist-6th Flr (200 South 9th Street Suite 204) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Sangamon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.9. This is about average.
City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.354. This is about average. There were 80 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.354
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.59. This is about average. There were 104 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.59
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.3. This is about average. There were 77 monitors within city limits.
City:

25.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.9. This is significantly better than average. There were 115 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.66. This is about average. There were 58 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.66
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.26. This is about average. There were 42 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.26
U.S.:

9.39

Drinking water stations with addresses in Springfield and their reported violations in the past:

JUKE BOX JUNCTION (Population served: 46, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TIME OUT TAP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform

Drinking water stations with addresses in Springfield that have no violations reported:

  • CURRAN-GARDNER TOWNSHIP PWD (Population served: 4800, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • KNIGHTS ACTION PARK-WATERSLID (Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KNIGHTS ACTION PARK - GIFT SH (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KNIGHTS ACTION PARK WAVEPOOL (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KNIGHTS ACTION PARK - RIVER BA (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KNIGHTS ACTION PARK-DRIVE IN (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KNIGHTS ACTION PARK-MAIN BLDG (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCHESTER IGA 4905 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • SCHNUCKS SUPERMARKET (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • MEIJER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.6%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.6% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Springfield, IL

People in group quarters in Springfield in 2010:

  • 1,081 people in college/university student housing
  • 831 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 340 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 295 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 199 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 153 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 146 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 139 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 105 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 39 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 15 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 2 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Springfield in 2000:

  • 1,035 people in nursing homes
  • 454 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 269 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 239 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 133 people in religious group quarters
  • 98 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 83 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 71 people in state prisons
  • 58 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 29 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 3 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

Springfield compared to Illinois state average:

Springfield, Illinois environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Prairie Capital Convention Center. Capacity: 8,900.
  • Pepsi Coliseum. Capacity: 9,939.

Banks with most branches in Springfield (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Marine Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/11/30: Bank assets: $600.4 mil, Deposits: $516.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Marine Bancorp, Inc.
  • Illinois National Bank: Seasons Pine Creek Living Center Bra, at 322 East Capitol Street, Montvale Branch, South Sixth Street Branch, West Wabash Branch, North Dirksen Parkway Branch. Info updated 2008/03/27: Bank assets: $549.0 mil, Deposits: $492.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Illinois National Bancorp, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Springfield Main Branch, Springfield West Branch, East Branch, North Bank Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Land Of Lincoln Branch, Sixth Street Branch, Southwest Branch, Springfield Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Security Bank, s.b.: 2500 Stevenson Drive Branch, South Grand Branch, 3001 Chatham Road Branch, Security Bank, S.B.. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $155.1 mil, Deposits: $139.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Illini Bank: Northender Money Center Facility, at 3200 West Iles Avenue, Jefferson Street Branch, Chatham Road Facility. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $257.1 mil, Deposits: $215.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Illini Corporation
  • Town And Country Bank: Dirksen Parkway Branch, Landing Branch, White Oaks Mall Branch, at 1925 South Macarthur Boulevard. Info updated 2011/06/24: Bank assets: $289.7 mil, Deposits: $237.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Town And Country Financial Corporation
  • United Community Bank: Bruns Lane Branch, Springfield Montvale Plaza Branch, Stevenson Drive Branch. Info updated 2011/05/20: Bank assets: $954.7 mil, Deposits: $737.5 mil, headquarters in Chatham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • 13 other banks with 19 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Springfield, Illinois:

  • Super 8 Motel Springfield South, 3675 S 6TH St, Springfield, IL 62703 , Phone: (217) 529-8898, Fax: (217) 529-4354
  • Hampton Inn Springfield, 3185 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703 , Phone: (217) 529-1100, Fax: (217) 529-1105
  • Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, 1701 J David Jones Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62702 , Phone: (217) 541-8762, Fax: (217) 541-8774
  • Hilton Hotel Springfield, 700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701 , Phone: (217) 789-1530, Fax: (217) 789-0709
  • Days Inn Springfield, 3000 Stevenson Dr, Springfield, IL 62703 , Phone: (217) 529-0171
  • Best Inns, 500 N 1ST St, Springfield, IL 62702 , Phone: (217) 522-1100
  • Fairfield Inn Springfield, 3446 Freedom Dr, Springfield, IL 62704 , Phone: (217) 793-9277
  • Comfort Inn Springfield, 3442 Freedom Dr, Springfield, IL 62704 , Phone: (217) 787-2250, Fax: (217) 787-2250
  • 34 other hotels and motels
All 42 fire-safe hotels and motels in Springfield, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Springfield travel time to work - commute


Springfield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Springfield city (based on Sangamon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.89%
Here56.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents34.2%14.0%10.6%7.6%6.9%
Congregations11.0%2.8%17.7%6.6%9.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents5.4%4.6%3.2%2.7%10.7%
Congregations6.6%7.7%2.8%5.5%29.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Sangamon County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Sangamon County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Sangamon County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
Here:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

27.9%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

13.0%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 67$308,712$55,2920$0
Other Government Administration 86$334,560$46,6830$0
Judicial and Legal 16$69,362$52,0220$0
Police Protection - Officers 283$1,439,408$61,0350$0
Police - Other 48$125,763$31,4410$0
Firefighters 233$1,178,693$60,7050$0
Fire - Other 10$42,630$51,1560$0
Streets and Highways 200$722,180$43,3314$9,862
Health 57$186,012$39,1600$0
Solid Waste Management 1$4,175$50,1000$0
Sewerage 31$125,886$48,7300$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 15$65,573$52,4580$0
Water Supply 131$625,958$57,3400$0
Electric Power 578$2,836,197$58,8830$0
Local Libraries 65$195,341$36,06321$8,882
Totals for Government 1,821$8,260,450$54,43525$18,744

Springfield government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $116,363,000 ($993.49)
    Water Utilities: $5,702,000 ($48.68)
    Financial Administration: $126,000 ($1.08)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $107,878,000 ($921.04)
    Police Protection: $27,579,000 ($235.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,784,000 ($203.06)
    General - Other: $18,128,000 ($154.77)
    Regular Highways: $15,059,000 ($128.57)
    Water Utilities: $10,960,000 ($93.57)
    Libraries: $3,889,000 ($33.20)
    Health - Other: $3,746,000 ($31.98)
    Sewerage: $3,025,000 ($25.83)
    Financial Administration: $2,820,000 ($24.08)
    Central Staff Services: $2,807,000 ($23.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,434,000 ($20.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,262,000 ($19.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,158,000 ($18.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,303,000 ($11.12)
    General Public Buildings: $1,145,000 ($9.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $982,000 ($8.38)
    Parking Facilities: $654,000 ($5.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $72,000 ($0.61)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,013,000 ($59.88)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $33,825,000 ($288.79)
    Corporate Stocks: $31,783,000 ($271.36)
    Benefit Payments: $13,003,000 ($111.02)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $3,076,000 ($26.26)
    Withdrawals: $48,000 ($0.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,596,000 ($99.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $385,000 ($3.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $522,000 ($4.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $96,467,000 ($823.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $804,000 ($6.86)

Springfield government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,115,000 ($52.21)
    All Other: $2,588,000 ($22.10)
    Parking Facilities: $923,000 ($7.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000 ($1.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000 ($0.97)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $10,880,000 ($92.89)
    From Parent Local Government: $8,867,000 ($75.70)
    Local Employee Contribution: $2,817,000 ($24.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,135,000 ($18.23)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,109,000 ($9.47)
    All Other: $472,000 ($4.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,528,000 ($106.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $18,049,000 ($154.10)
    Interest Earnings: $4,461,000 ($38.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,456,000 ($12.43)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $148,592,000 ($1268.65)
    Water Utilities: $18,050,000 ($154.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $32,419,000 ($276.79)
    Highways: $3,228,000 ($27.56)
    All Other: $675,000 ($5.76)
    Health and Hospitals: $634,000 ($5.41)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,998,000 ($204.89)
    Property: $21,516,000 ($183.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,608,000 ($39.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,614,000 ($13.78)
    Other License: $1,319,000 ($11.26)

Springfield government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $509,210,000 ($4347.54)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $331,780,000 ($2832.68)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,129,000 ($2178.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,699,000 ($663.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $27,038,000 ($230.85)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $26,463,000 ($225.94)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $575,000 ($4.91)

Springfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $48,276,000 ($412.17)
    Total Other Securities: $44,456,000 ($379.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $301,333,000 ($2572.73)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,463,000 ($225.94)

4.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($251 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.14%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  0.27% ($29,877 average AGI)
from Morgan County, IL  0.25% ($33,076)
from Menard County, IL  0.25% ($32,893)


4.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  0.29% ($37,375 average AGI)
to Menard County, IL  0.24% ($44,632)
to Christian County, IL  0.18% ($28,211)

Strongest AM radio stations in Springfield:

  • WFMB (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Springfield:

  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)
  • WQQL (101.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • W205BG (88.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: COVENANT NETWORK)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Springfield:

  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Springfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 110
Total length: 673 meters (2,208ft)
Total costs: $8,731,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,642,529
Total average daily truck traffic: 214,376

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 9
  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 45
  • 1970-1979: 10
  • 1980-1989: 7
  • 1990-1999: 21
  • 2000-2009: 6
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Springfield, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Springfield)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 358 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Springfield, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 126 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 462 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Springfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 184 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Springfield)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full and 15 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED609$98,3171,072$98,2274,361$114,520308$45,51318$133,837417$70,50610$71,252
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$83,40547$108,750475$112,29728$31,9502$97,00033$85,2154$45,290
APPLICATIONS DENIED66$89,52594$68,033602$91,950129$22,5090$055$47,16212$31,297
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN42$96,54039$99,392412$108,19633$45,0760$021$64,9942$111,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$85,2124$56,86863$114,4301$140,2500$02$120,0501$13,640

Detailed mortgage data for all 39 tracts in Springfield, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full and 15 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED252$115,887304$113,6992$125,605
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED36$107,96764$118,9674$38,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$125,60334$119,9882$97,385
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$139,04819$100,4191$62,460
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$59,7252$98,4151$22,840

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 787
  • Hazardous Condition: 707
  • Service Call: 63
  • Good Intent Call: 38

Incident types - Springfield


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Springfield, IL

Most common first names in Springfield, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,62478.9 years
John1,45474.1 years
William1,20474.4 years
James94371.1 years
Robert92670.4 years
Charles79973.3 years
Helen73780.4 years
George65675.5 years
Margaret57380.9 years
Joseph53575.4 years
Most common last names in Springfield, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith51375.3 years
Miller27775.2 years
Johnson27772.2 years
Brown27375.3 years
Jones26974.2 years
Davis25474.9 years
Williams24071.4 years
Wilson16173.5 years
Moore15773.1 years
White15174.3 years
Businesses in Springfield, IL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling2LensCrafters1
AT&T7Little Caesars Pizza3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Long John Silver's2
Abercrombie Kids1Lowe's2
Ace Hardware2Macy's1
Aeropostale1Marriott2
American Eagle Outfitters2MasterBrand Cabinets16
Applebee's2Maurices1
Arby's6McDonald's12
Ascend Collection1Meijer1
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse2
AutoZone4Menards1
BMW1Microtel1
Bakers1Motel 61
Bakers Square1Motherhood Maternity3
Baskin-Robbins2New Balance4
Bath & Body Works2Nike13
Baymont Inn1Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Outback1
Burger King5Outback Steakhouse1
Burlington Coat Factory1Pac Sun1
CVS7Panda Express1
Carson Pirie Scott1Panera Bread2
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza3
Catherines1Payless2
Charlotte Russe1Penske1
Chico's1PetSmart1
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut4
Cold Stone Creamery1Popeyes2
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos2
Comfort Inn1RadioShack4
Comfort Suites1Ramada2
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves2Red Roof Inn1
DHL1Rue211
Dairy Queen2Ryan's Grill1
Days Inn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Deb1SAS Shoes1
Decora Cabinetry2SONIC Drive-In3
Dennys2Sam's Club1
Discount Tire1Sears3
Domino's Pizza1Shoe Carnival1
DressBarn1Sleep Inn1
Dunkin Donuts1Slumberland1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel4
FedEx39Staples1
Finish Line1Starbucks6
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Steak 'n Shake4
GNC2Subway21
GameStop4Super 82
Gap1T-Mobile8
Goodwill1T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block9Taco Bell4
Hardee's4Talbots1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn4The Limited1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1Travelodge1
Howard Johnson1True Value3
IHOP1U-Haul7
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular6
Jimmy John's3UPS32
JoS. A. Bank1Vans3
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
KFC3Walgreens13
Kmart2Walmart3
Kohl's1Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
Lane Furniture3
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Springfield on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Engineers (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest real estate taxes percentage in 2005"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest 2006 city-data.com crime index per resident, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Health care (population 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Belgin Cukadar (35)
  • Dean Ulbrich (30)
  • Rick A. Briggs (11)
  • Terence P. Purcell (10)
  • David Richard Mizeur (7)
  • Russell Lewis Tartock (7)
  • John T. Knepler (6)
  • Al Cable (6)
  • Gary J. Rhodes (5)
  • Michael A. Long (5)

Total of 264 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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