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Springfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Springfield is the 3rd largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 155,309 as of July 1, 2016. Springfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Springfield is located at latitude 42.1155 and longitude -72.54 in Hampden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Springfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.86 sq. miles and a water area of 1.21 sq. miles. Hampden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The City of Springfield (GNIS ID: 619388) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Springfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Springfield: Agawam, Agawome, Nayasset, Springfield City.

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Springfield, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 155,309
Population in Households 149,444
Population in Familes 117,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,865
Population Density1 4,874
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 57,139
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 36,149
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 62,737 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,119 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,020 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,598 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $144,103
Average Home Value $157,031


Median Household Income $35,457
Average Household Income $50,072
Per Capita Income $19,108
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.27%
Households 0.11% 0.21%
Families 0.04% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Springfield, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Springfield to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 99th
Population Density1 # 25 90th
Diversity Index2 # 3 99th
Median Household Income # 241 2nd
Per Capita Income # 241 2nd

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