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Springfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Springfield is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hampden County at latitude 42.1155 and longitude -72.54. Hampden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Springfield, but most people and references simply refer to it as Springfield, Massachusetts.

The P1 Census Class Code for Springfield indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Springfield, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 153,602
Population in Households 147,612
Population in Familes 115,688
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,990
Population Density1 4,820
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 56,848
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 36,022
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 62,435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,217 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 28,631 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,587 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $140,364
Average Home Value $158,317


Median Household Income $34,351
Average Household Income $46,410
Per Capita Income $17,360
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% 0.12%
Households 0.04% 0.1%
Families -0.02% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 24 91st
Diversity Index2 # 3 99th
Median Household Income # 239 2nd
Per Capita Income # 239 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.