A mid-size city located in Illinois, Springfield has approximately 116,000 residents. The city's population, with an average age of just over 39, ranks around the middle compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 38. Renters tend to be in the minority in Springfield, and 62% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $803 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Each month, renters in Springfield will save around $249 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Springfield residents know that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (41%) drive their car to work, while public transportation isn't widely used. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.
Many Springfield residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, public administration, and retail. Together, these industries account for 21% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of around $67K, Springfield workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Twenty-four percent of Springfield residents over the age of 25 have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.