Springfield, MO

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2022 Population
168,873
0.16% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.3
0.301% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.3%
3.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$43,450
8.65% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$146,400
14.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
80,907
0.23% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Springfield, MO had a population of 169k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $43,450. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Springfield, MO grew from 168,603 to 168,873, a 0.16% increase and its median household income grew from $39,991 to $43,450, a 8.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Springfield, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.37%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.25%), White (Hispanic) (2.32%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.84%).

None of the households in Springfield, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Springfield, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Springfield, MO are Missouri State University-Springfield (5,730 degrees awarded in 2022), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,249 degrees), and Drury University (505 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Springfield, MO was $146,400, and the homeownership rate was 42.3%.

Most people in Springfield, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Springfield, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Springfield, MO is home to a population of 169k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.56% of Springfield, MO residents were born outside of the country (6.02k people).

In 2022, there were 19.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (142k people) in Springfield, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.38k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 7.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Springfield, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Springfield, MO was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Springfield, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    142k ± 1.36k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.38k ± 831
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.17k ± 660
4.59%
Hispanic Population
7.76k people

In 2022, there were 19.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (142k people) in Springfield, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.38k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 7.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.59% of the people in Springfield, MO are hispanic (7.76k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.56%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.02k people
3.29%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.56k people

As of 2022, 3.56% of Springfield, MO residents (6.02k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Springfield, MO was 3.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,532 ± 269
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,846 ± 356
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,177 ± 313

Springfield, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Springfield, MO employs 80.9k people. The largest industries in Springfield, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,644 people), Retail Trade (11,302 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,585 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,396), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,563), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,145).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

80.9k
2022 Value
± 2,422
0.23%
1 Year growth
± 4.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Springfield, MO grew at a rate of 0.23%, from 80.7k employees to 80.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Springfield, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,175 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,610 people), and Management Occupations (6,374 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Springfield, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

80.9k
2022 Value
± 2,422
0.23%
1 Year growth
± 4.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Springfield, MO grew at a rate of 0.23%, from 80.7k employees to 80.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Springfield, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,644 people), Retail Trade (11,302 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,585 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Springfield, MO, though some of these residents may live in Springfield, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,542
Median earning men ± $943
$29,894
Median earning women ± $802

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,738), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,144), and Manufacturing ($46,058).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($45,556), Wholesale Trade ($45,395), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,803).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Springfield, MO awarded 10,704 degrees. The student population of Springfield, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 16,096 male students and 24,001 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Springfield, MO are White (8,683 and 83.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (483 and 4.66%), Two or More Races (473 and 4.56%), and Black or African American (329 and 3.17%).

The largest universities in Springfield, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri State University-Springfield (5,730 and 53.5%), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,249 and 21%), and Drury University (505 and 4.72%).

The most popular majors in Springfield, MO are General Business Administration & Management (724 and 6.76%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (519 and 4.85%), and Registered Nursing (400 and 3.74%).

The median tuition costs in Springfield, MO are $12,668 for private four year colleges, and $5,790 and $10,636 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Springfield, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 40,097 (40.1% men and 59.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 40,097 students enrolled in Springfield, MO, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 31,178 records, of which 60.9% were women and 39.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 335 degrees awarded
  2. 243 degrees awarded
  3. 241 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Springfield, MO was General Psychology with 335 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Springfield, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,730 degrees awarded
  2. 2,249 degrees awarded
  3. 505 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri State University-Springfield with 5,730 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,002 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Springfield, MO, which is 0.597 times less than the 6,702 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 8,683 degrees mean that there were 18 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 483 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,494) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,288) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,546) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Springfield, MO was $146,400 in 2022, which is 0.519 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $127,800 to $146,400, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Springfield, MO is 42.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Springfield, MO have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Springfield, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Springfield, MO is $43,450. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Springfield, MO was Census Tract 40.02 with a value of $100,481, followed by Census Tract 40.03 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $91,814 and $78,325.

Property

$146,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,502
$33,467
Median Property Taxes
±$1,386

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Springfield, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

42.3%
Homeownership
2022
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 42.3% of the housing units in Springfield, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 40.02
  2. Census Tract 40.03
  3. Census Tract 10

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Springfield, MO was Census Tract 40.02 with a value of $100,481, followed by Census Tract 40.03 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $91,814 and $78,325.

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Household Income

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$43,450
Median Household Income
± $1,349
79.1k
Number of Households
± 2,355

In 2022, the median household income of the 79.1k households in Springfield, MO grew to $43,450 from the previous year's value of $39,991.

The following chart displays the households in Springfield, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Springfield, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (8.23%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.5%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Springfield, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.23%) and those who worked at home (7.5%).

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Springfield, MO have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in Springfield, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Springfield, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Springfield, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Springfield, MO (32.2k out of 159k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Springfield, MO is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.7% of the population of Springfield, MO has health coverage, with 44.6% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Greene County, MO see 1011 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (1039 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1347 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 242 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,011 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Greene County, MO

Primary care physicians in Greene County, MO see an average of 1,011 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (1,039 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Greene County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.1% under 18 years, 32.6% between 18 and 34 years, 31.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.3%
Uninsured
44.6%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Springfield, MO grew by 1.93% from 14.1% to 14.3%.

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