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Springfield, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Springfield had a population of 17,081 as of July 1, 2018. 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 Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Springfield is located at latitude 36.495 and longitude -86.8701 in Robertson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Springfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Robertson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Springfield (GNIS ID: 2405511) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Springfield is located within Commissioner District 10, a minor civil division (MCD) of Robertson County.

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, 2018.

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Springfield, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,081
Population in Households 16,502
Population in Familes 13,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 579
Population Density2 1,271
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $42,231
Average Household Income $56,345
Per Capita Income $21,780


Total Housing Units 6,997 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,173 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,139 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 685 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $145,215
Average Home Value $182,527


Total Households 6,312
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 4,196
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.63%
Households 0.41% 0.62%
Families 0.28% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Springfield, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Springfield to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 34 92nd
Population Density # 38 91st
Diversity Index # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 194 55th
Per Capita Income # 243 43rd

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