What you should know about Springfield MO and area

Springfield is the third largest city in the Missouri.  Population is estimated at 158,000.  The Springfield Metropolitan Area, Greater Springfield market area has a population of about 430,000 which includes the surrounding counties of Greene, Christian, Webster, Polk and, Dallas

Springfield is located at  (37.195098, -93.286213),[7] on the Springfield Plateau of the Ozarks.  The city of Springfield is mainly flat with rolling.   Many streams and tributaries such as the James River, Galloway Creek and Jordan Creek flow within or near the city. Nearby lakes include Bull Shoals, Table Rock Lake, McDaniel, Truman, Stockton Lake, Fellows Lake,Tanniecomo and Pomme de Terre Lake.   Springfield is located only 30 miles north of Branson and makes an ideal stop over for the tourist.


According to the US Census 2000,[1] 151,580 people, 64,691 households, and 35,709 families resided in the city. The population density was 2,072.0 people per square mile (800.0/km2). There were 69,650 housing units at an average density of 952.1/mi2 (367.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.69% White, 3.27% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population.
There were 64,691 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the city the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 17.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,563, and the median income for a family was $38,114. Males had a median income of $27,778 versus $20,980 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,711. About 9.9% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Springfield Economy

Springfield’s economy is based on health care, manufacturing, retail, education and tourism.
Springfield’s top 10 employers in 2008 were St. John’s Health System (7,717), CoxHealth (6,834), Wal-Mart Stores (3,927), Springfield Public Schools (2,822), Missouri State University (2,772), United States Government (2,540), Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Marine (2,525), State of Missouri (2,283), City of Springfield (1,842) and Citizens Memorial Healthcare (1,600).
Nearly 900 doctors, 170 dentists and 5,300 nurses, 400 pharmacists, 600 therapists, and 500 emergency medical technicians and paramedics work in Springfield.
More than 18,000 people are employed in manufacturing. The city’s largest manufacturers in terms of employment include the Paul Mueller Company, Kraft Foods, Hutchens Industries, SRC Holdings, Loren Cook Company, Positronic Industries, Regal-Beloit, Carlisle Power Transmission, Solo Cup, Northrup Grumman Interconnect Technologies, Reckitt Benckiser and 3M.

Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, BKD, LLP, Noble & Associates, Assemblies of God and O'Reilly Auto Parts have their national headquarters in Springfield.

Springfield MO Real Estate
Springfield has some of the most beautiful homes in the country with much diversity in style, architecture, and culture.   Old or New Sprinfield is bless not only with quality, and beauty but the prices of real estate are some of the best buys in the country.    Let Dan and Lynn Copelin help you find what you want.