Springfield Metro Area

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  5. Springfield Metro Area Family Information
  6. Springfield Metro Area Education Information
  7. Springfield Metro Area Business Information
  8. Springfield Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Springfield Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Springfield Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Springfield Metro Area Counties
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Springfield Metro Area Legal Resources

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Springfield Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 680,014
  • Land Area (2000): 4,790.083 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 142.006 square kilometers
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  • Area Code(s): 413, 978

Springfield Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 333,392 2002 330,225 2005 142,676
2000 342,924 2003 143,598 2006 142,549
2001 327,729 2004 143,642 2007 141,098

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Houses (2000): 276,459

Springfield Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 1,109,458 81.46%
 Rural, Farm 5,910 0.43%
 Rural, Non-farm 246,630 18.11%

Springfield Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Springfield Metro Area Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 487,634
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $14,588,316,000 / $3,528,474,000

Springfield Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 287,945 269,615 18,331 6.37% 64
1991 286,534 259,938 26,596 9.28% 93
1992 284,836 258,987 25,849 9.07% 91
1993 281,666 258,290 23,377 8.30% 83
1994 279,818 259,251 20,567 7.35% 74
1995 276,779 259,609 17,170 6.20% 62
1996 276,224 262,606 13,617 4.93% 49
1997 280,983 268,412 12,571 4.47% 45
1998 280,908 269,584 11,324 4.03% 40
1999 281,807 271,157 10,649 3.78% 38
2000 289,621 280,715 8,906 3.08% 31
2001 292,652 281,361 11,290 3.86% 39
2002 296,119 280,573 15,546 5.25% 53
2003 296,493 278,565 17,928 6.05% 60
2004 295,861 278,880 16,982 5.74% 57
2005 295,093 279,056 16,037 5.43% 54
2006 296,364 280,109 16,255 5.48% 55
2007 294,066 278,890 15,176 5.16% 52
2008 292,692 276,307 16,386 5.60% 56
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 293,531 275,683 17,848 6.08% 61
Feb 2008 293,112 276,546 16,566 5.65% 57
Mar 2008 293,780 277,630 16,150 5.50% 55
Apr 2008 291,689 278,984 12,705 4.36% 44
May 2008 291,217 276,255 14,962 5.14% 51
Jun 2008 294,857 277,546 17,311 5.87% 59
Jul 2008 293,999 276,349 17,650 6.00% 60
Aug 2008 291,339 274,080 17,259 5.92% 59
Sep 2008 290,708 273,687 17,021 5.86% 59
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Springfield Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Educational Services 31,156 9.45%
2. Construction 27,184 8.24%
3. Public Administration 17,672 5.36%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 17,488 5.30%
5. Health Care 16,142 4.90%
6. Metal Manufactuing 15,326 4.65%
7. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 12,510 3.79%
8. Finance and Insurance 10,556 3.20%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 10,378 3.15%
10. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 10,268 3.11%
11. Food and Beverage Stores 10,184 3.09%
12. Repair and Maintenance 8,762 2.66%
13. Paper Manufacturing 8,218 2.49%
14. Machinery Manufacturing 6,506 1.97%
15. U.S. Postal Service 6,398 1.94%
16. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 5,878 1.78%
17. Truck Transportation 5,836 1.77%
18. Groceries and Related Products, Wholesale 5,164 1.57%
19. Other Transportation 5,138 1.56%
20. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4,878 1.48%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Educational Services 64,840 20.06%
2. Health Care 55,282 17.10%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 21,164 6.55%
4. Finance and Insurance 20,196 6.25%
5. Social Assistance 13,028 4.03%
6. Public Administration 12,982 4.02%
7. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 12,750 3.94%
8. Food and Beverage Stores 10,418 3.22%
9. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,262 2.25%
10. Department and Other General Stores 6,678 2.07%
11. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 6,648 2.06%
12. Personal and Laundry Services 5,840 1.81%
13. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 5,762 1.78%
14. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4,448 1.38%
15. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 3,940 1.22%
16. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 3,858 1.19%
17. Paper Manufacturing 3,464 1.07%
18. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 3,178 0.98%
19. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 3,168 0.98%
20. U.S. Postal Service 3,136 0.97%

Springfield Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 18,306 5.55%
2. Other Installation / Maintenance 14,918 4.52%
3. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 14,892 4.52%
4. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 14,372 4.36%
5. Other Management Occupations 14,190 4.30%
6. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 13,816 4.19%
7. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 13,208 4.01%
8. Other Sales and Related Occupations 12,450 3.78%
9. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 10,524 3.19%
10. Vehicle Mechanics 9,234 2.80%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 7,650 2.32%
12. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 7,548 2.29%
13. Computer Specialists 7,150 2.17%
14. Top Executives 6,554 1.99%
15. Postsecondary Teachers 6,486 1.97%
16. Law Enforcement Workers 6,356 1.93%
17. Other Office and Admin Support 6,086 1.85%
18. Engineers 6,062 1.84%
19. Carpenters 5,816 1.76%
20. Business Operations Specialists 5,742 1.74%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 20,204 6.25%
2. Secretaries and Admins 17,122 5.30%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 16,438 5.09%
4. Registered Nurses 13,366 4.14%
5. Other Management Occupations 11,600 3.59%
6. Cashiers 11,420 3.53%
7. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 11,144 3.45%
8. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 10,104 3.13%
9. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 9,848 3.05%
10. Other Sales and Related Occupations 9,816 3.04%
11. Other Production Occupations 9,290 2.87%
12. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 9,168 2.84%
13. Health Technologists and Technicians 8,158 2.52%
14. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 8,022 2.48%
15. Waiters and Waitresses 7,892 2.44%
16. Business Operations Specialists 7,682 2.38%
17. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 7,612 2.36%
18. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 7,228 2.24%
19. Customer Service Representatives 7,062 2.18%
20. Postsecondary Teachers 6,044 1.87%

Springfield Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 547,317 51.16%
15-35 hours 169,839 15.88%
1-14 hours 42,050 3.93%
No regular hours 310,587 29.03%

Springfield Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 18,167 2.92%
5 AM-5:29 AM 14,712 2.36%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 25,195 4.04%
6 AM-6:29 AM 47,287 7.59%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 66,320 10.64%
7 AM-7:29 AM 82,094 13.17%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 92,937 14.91%
8 AM-8:29 AM 75,430 12.10%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 41,927 6.73%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 34,009 5.46%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 14,310 2.30%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 7,689 1.23%
Noon-3:59 PM 54,949 8.82%
4 PM-11:59 PM 48,153 7.73%

Springfield Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 23,884 3.83%
5-9 80,859 12.98%
10-14 108,157 17.36%
15-19 107,061 17.18%
20-24 98,828 15.86%
25-29 40,437 6.49%
30-34 70,098 11.25%
35-39 15,204 2.44%
40-44 17,592 2.82%
45-59 31,236 5.01%
60-89 17,871 2.87%
At least 90 11,952 1.92%

Springfield Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 7,568 1.21% 451,658 72.48%
30-44 3,834 0.62% 99,060 15.90%
45-59 1,674 0.27% 29,562 4.74%
At least 60 1,910 0.31% 27,913 4.48%

Springfield Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 2,264 0.35%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 62,023 9.65%
 Car / truck / van, solo 509,449 79.30%
 Motorcycle 392 0.06%
 Other 2,957 0.46%
 Public transportation 14,986 2.33%
 Walked 31,108 4.84%
 Worked at home 19,231 2.99%

Springfield Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Springfield Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 521,844 (1,291,734 people)
Families (2000): 337,932 (1,032,566 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 136,970
People at same address in 1995: 742,797

Springfield Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 55,903 10.70%
$10,000-$14,999 37,955 7.26%
$15,000-$19,999 32,153 6.15%
$20,000-$24,999 33,579 6.43%
$25,000-$29,999 32,686 6.25%
$30,000-$34,999 32,424 6.20%
$35,000-$39,999 29,432 5.63%
$40,000-$44,999 29,227 5.59%
$45,000-$49,999 26,309 5.03%
$50,000-$59,999 48,730 9.32%
$60,000-$74,999 59,094 11.31%
$75,000-$99,999 55,378 10.60%
$100,000-$124,999 24,062 4.60%
$125,000-$149,999 11,005 2.11%
$150,000-$199,999 7,645 1.46%
$200,000 or more 7,023 1.34%

Springfield Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 74,310 28.50%
 Family, 2 people 69,356 26.60%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 14,546 5.58%
 Family, 3 people 40,563 15.56%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 2,298 0.88%
 Family, 4 people 35,137 13.48%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 1,139 0.44%
 Family, 5 people 15,138 5.81%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 295 0.11%
 Family, 6 people 5,065 1.94%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 91 0.03%
 Family, 7 or more people 2,748 1.05%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 59 0.02%

Springfield Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 405,037 28.28%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 201,441 14.06%
Public Assistance 23,620 1.65%
Retirement 92,023 6.42%
Self Employment 58,392 4.08%
Social Security 149,700 10.45%
Supplemental Security 32,203 2.25%
Wage / Salary 392,252 27.38%
Other 77,793 5.43%

Springfield Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 138,170 55.94%
 With children under 18 108,809 44.06%

Springfield Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 41,975 8.23%
 Married 276,030 54.12%
 Never Married 176,676 34.64%
 Widowed 15,391 3.02%

Springfield Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 61,050 10.53%
 Married 280,290 48.34%
 Never Married 172,630 29.77%
 Widowed 65,877 11.36%

Springfield Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Springfield Metro Area Education Information

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Springfield Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 56,252 5.45%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 124,947 12.11%
 High school diploma or equivalent 310,914 30.13%
 Some college, no degree 229,481 22.24%
 Associate degree 77,836 7.54%
 Bachelors degree 138,768 13.45%
 Graduate or professional degree 93,813 9.09%

Springfield Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 14,945 2.20% 9,776 1.44% 24,721 3.64%
Kindergarten 16,863 2.48% 2,712 0.40% 19,575 2.88%
Grades 1-4 68,893 10.13% 8,315 1.22% 77,208 11.35%
Grades 5-8 70,824 10.42% 8,083 1.19% 78,907 11.60%
Grades 9-12 71,695 10.54% 7,030 1.03% 78,725 11.58%
Undergrad college 72,169 10.61% 32,353 4.76% 104,522 15.37%
Graduate or professional school 12,233 1.80% 7,118 1.05% 19,351 2.85%
Total 327,622 48.18% 75,387 11.09% 403,009 59.26%

Springfield Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Springfield Metro Area Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 36,711

Springfield Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 1,109 2,540
2002 1,517 1,035
2003 164 205
2004 197 165

Springfield Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Springfield Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Springfield Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 1,123,733 86.96%
 Below Poverty Level 168,569 13.04%

Springfield Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Springfield Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 2,313

Springfield Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 2.310 0.273 0.021 0.435 3.038 0.000 7.994 30.382 2.882 41.258
2000 2.517 0.306 0.017 0.884 3.724 0.000 9.253 32.987 3.257 45.497
2001 3.192 0.253 0.040 0.845 4.330 0.000 9.636 38.367 3.540 51.543
2002 3.570 0.357 0.018 0.724 4.670 0.000 8.319 32.805 3.143 44.267
2003 1.588 0.620 0.056 2.215 4.478 0.000 15.244 39.611 5.641 60.495
2004 1.413 0.543 0.049 2.033 4.038 0.000 14.982 40.086 4.755 59.822
2005 1.612 0.596 0.063 2.110 4.381 0.000 16.618 39.011 4.226 59.856
2006 1.354 0.491 0.042 2.322 4.209 0.000 17.489 36.633 4.384 58.506
2007 1.361 0.369 0.035 1.814 3.579 0.000 12.821 35.032 3.459 51.312

Springfield Metro Area Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 14,768
2000 16,879
2001 18,311
2002 16,160

Springfield Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Springfield Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Springfield Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 87,047 12.80%
10-19 Years 104,377 15.35%
20-29 Years 90,171 13.26%
30-39 Years 97,182 14.29%
40-49 Years 104,792 15.41%
50-59 Years 77,475 11.39%
60-69 Years 46,665 6.86%
70-79 Years 44,257 6.51%
80-89 Years 23,704 3.49%
90+ Years 4,344 0.64%

Springfield Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 324,115 47.66%
 Female 355,899 52.34%

Springfield Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 543,462 79.92%
 Hispanic/Latino 75,834 11.15%
 African-American 37,368 5.50%
 Asian 11,727 1.72%
 Multiracial 9,309 1.37%
 Amerindian 1,187 0.17%
 Other Race 902 0.13%
 Pacific Islander 225 0.03%

Springfield Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 237,784 17.50%
2. French Non-Basque 177,300 13.05%
3. Polish 174,246 12.83%
4. English 140,344 10.33%
5. Italian 136,015 10.01%
6. French Canadian 105,401 7.76%
7. German 96,468 7.10%
8. United States Or American 44,448 3.27%
9. Scottish 33,613 2.47%
10. Portuguese 23,727 1.75%

Springfield Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 1,049,422 81.88%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 122,853 9.58%
3. Polish 20,495 1.60%
4. French 20,177 1.57%
5. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 12,858 1.00%
6. Russian 10,316 0.80%
7. Italian 8,026 0.63%
8. Chinese 5,006 0.39%
9. Vietnamese 4,168 0.33%
10. German 3,461 0.27%

Springfield Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 1,270,696 93.30%
 Naturalized immigrant 44,036 3.23%
 Not a citizen 47,266 3.47%

Springfield Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Springfield Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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