City of Springfield, IL
Springfield is located in Sangamon County in Illinois. The median income is $49,627 and the median home value is $115,700. The unemployment rate is 9.40% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 16.9 minutes to work each day. The population is 76% White, 19% Black, 2% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 3% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Springfield, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Springfield has a Walk Score® of 33.
Median Household Income$49,627
Median Home Price$115,700
The amount of parkland in Springfield would be impressive for a city three times its size. More than 30 public parks provide numerous recreational opportunities‚ including tennis‚ swimming‚ ice skating‚ biking‚ hiking and golf. The array of open space includes Washington Park with its botanical garden‚ Lincoln Memorial Garden‚ Centennial Park with its skateboarders’ complex‚ Carpenter Park Nature Preserve‚ Lake Springfield and Adams Wildlife Sanctuary.
As Illinois’ state capital and adopted home of Abraham Lincoln‚ Springfield has long been known for its historical and political connections. But young families and singles are increasingly attracted to the area’s charming neighborhoods‚ thriving downtown and rich cultural scene. And as local leaders will attest‚ once you hang your hat here‚ you’re apt to stay. As executive vice president of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce‚ Bradley J. Warren frequently hears from area residents about the community’s many advantages.
Narrow brick buildings with neat‚ white trim. Black lanterns lighting the way. The clip-clop of horses. It’s easy to imagine Abe Lincoln striding toward his law office at Sixth and Adams‚ but a blast from an electric guitar jolts the downtown Springfield visitor back to the present. On a warm August evening‚ about 2‚500 people are enjoying music and smoked pork at the Old Capitol Blues and barbecue festival – one of many events held annually in Historic Downtown Springfield.
SchoolsIn Springfield, Illinois Presented by:
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Springfield’s schools rate.
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Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Springfield.
HealthIn Springfield, Illinois Presented by:
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Springfield.