Springfield is a relatively large city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 154,789 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Springfield is the third largest community in Massachusetts. Springfield has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
A lot of people in Springfield take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Springfield, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The percentage of adults in Springfield who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.53% of the adults in Springfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Springfield in 2018 was $23,161, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,644 for a family of four. However, Springfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Springfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Springfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Springfield, accounting for 47.48% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Springfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Springfield include Irish, Italian, French, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Springfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.