Springfield, MO

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Population

165,785

0.392% growth

Median Age

32.8


Median Household Income

$34,775

2.98% growth

Poverty Rate

25.7%


Number of Employees

80,119

0.87% growth

Median Property Value

$111,600

1.92% growth

About

In 2017, Springfield, MO had a population of 166k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $34,775. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Springfield, MO grew from 165,138 to 165,785, a 0.392% increase and its median household income grew from $33,769 to $34,775, a 2.98% increase.

The population of Springfield, MO is 85.3% White Alone, 4.51% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.45% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Springfield, MO speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Springfield, MO are Missouri State University-Springfield (4,880 degrees awarded in 2017), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,933 degrees), and Drury University (1,030 degrees).

The median property value in Springfield, MO is $111,600, and the homeownership rate is 44.9%. Most people in Springfield, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Springfield, MO is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Springfield, MO employs 80.1k people. The largest industries in Springfield, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,901 people), Retail Trade (11,435 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,878 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,371), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,091), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,182).

Median household income in Springfield, MO is $34,775. Males in Springfield, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Springfield, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,775

2017 value

± $906

2.98%

1 Year Growth

± 3.38%

Households in Springfield, MO have a median annual income of $34,775, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,769 in 2016, which represents a 2.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Springfield, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 38

  2. Census Tract 40.02

  3. Census Tract 37

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Springfield, MO was Census Tract 38 with a value of $103,656, followed by Census Tract 40.02 and Census Tract 37, with respective values of $92,727 and $81,895.

The following map shows all of the places in Springfield, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Springfield, MO (39.8k out of 155k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    33,228 ± 1,289

  2. Black

    2,426 ± 346

  3. Hispanic

    2,198 ± 374

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

80.1k

2017 Value

± 2,047

0.87%

1 Year growth

± 3.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Springfield, MO grew at a rate of 0.87%, from 79.4k employees to 80.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Springfield, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,028 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,599 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (7,398 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Springfield, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Springfield, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,028 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,599 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (7,398 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Springfield, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.58 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.36 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Springfield, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($63,923), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($50,417), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($47,168).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

80.1k

2017 Value

± 2,047

0.87%

1 Year growth

± 3.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Springfield, MO grew at a rate of 0.87%, from 79.4k employees to 80.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Springfield, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,901 people), Retail Trade (11,435 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,878 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Springfield, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,901 people), Retail Trade (11,435 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (8,878 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Springfield, MO has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.05 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.46 times), and Retail Trade (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Springfield, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,371), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,091), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,182).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.4B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $24.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($24.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$299B

2020 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

44.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $299B. This is expected to increase 44.9% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.5B

  2. $14.6B

  3. $10.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $35.5B, followed by Kansas with $14.6B and Texas and $10.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.4% of the population of Springfield, MO has health coverage, with 43.6% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 2.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Springfield, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Springfield, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.6%

Uninsured

43.6%

Employer Coverage

15%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

2.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Springfield, MO declined by 8.29% from 16% to 14.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Springfield, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Springfield, MO is home to a population of 166k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.92% of Springfield, MO residents were born outside of the country (6.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Springfield, MO is composed of 141k White Alone residents (85.3%), 7.49k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.51%), 7.37k Black or African American Alone residents (4.45%), 5.1k Two or More Races residents (3.08%), 3.3k Asian Alone residents (1.99%), 843 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.508%), 170 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.103%), and 129 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0778%).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Springfield, MO was 32.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Springfield, MO are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Springfield, MO residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.92%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.5k people

3.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.46k people

As of 2017, 3.92% of Springfield, MO residents (6.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Springfield, MO was 3.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Springfield, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Springfield, MO was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    141k ± 843

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.49k ± 814

  3. Black or African American Alone

    7.37k ± 510

In 2017, there were 18.9 times more White Alone residents (141k people) in Springfield, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.49k Hispanic or Latino and 7.37k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Springfield, MO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,565 ± 314

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,944 ± 304

  3. Korea

    1,175 ± 210

Springfield, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Springfield, MO awarded 10,505 degrees. The student population of Springfield, MO is skewed towards women, with 17,997 male students and 26,380 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Springfield, MO are White (8,483 and 86.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (382 and 3.88%), Two or More Races (316 and 3.21%), and Black or African American (303 and 3.08%).

The largest universities in Springfield, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri State University-Springfield (4,880 and 46.5%), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,933 and 27.9%), and Drury University (1,030 and 9.8%).

The most popular majors in Springfield, MO are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,144 and 10.9%), General Business Administration & Management (712 and 6.78%), and General Psychology (439 and 4.18%).

The median tuition costs in Springfield, MO are $17,350 for private four year colleges, and $6,300 and $13,740 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 254 degrees awarded

  2. 372 degrees awarded

  3. 273 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Springfield, MO was General Business Administration & Management with 254 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,880 degrees awarded

  2. 2,933 degrees awarded

  3. 1,030 degrees awarded

$6,300

Median In-State Public

$17,350

Median Private

In 2017, the Springfield, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri State University-Springfield with 4,880 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,036

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,469

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,036 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Springfield, MO, which is 0.624 times less than the 6,469 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Springfield, MO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,483 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    382 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    316 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Springfield, MO were to White students. These 8,483 degrees mean that there were 22.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 382 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Springfield, MO was $111,600 in 2017, which is 0.486 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,500 to $111,600, a 1.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Springfield, MO is 44.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Springfield, MO have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Springfield, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$111,600

2017 Median

± $1,858

$109,500

2016 Median

± $2,009

In 2017, the median property value in Springfield, MO grew to to $111,600 from the previous year's value of $109,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Springfield, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Springfield, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$34,775

Median Household Income

± $906

72.8k

Number of Households

± 1,809

In 2017, the median household income of the 72.8k households in Springfield, MO grew to $34,775 from the previous year's value of $33,769.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Springfield, MO 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

44.9%

2017 Homeownership

45.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 44.9% of the housing units in Springfield, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Springfield, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Springfield, MO have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Springfield, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Walked

    3.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Springfield, MO was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.2%) and those who Walked (3.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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