Springfield, Illinois

Springfield: The capital of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County. It is located on the Sangamon River in central Illinois. Springfield is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Capitol.

About

Springfield is a city located in the county of Sangamon in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 116,250 and a population density of 676 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 113,671 inhabitants.

The city was created 202 years ago in 1821.

Springfield is the state capital and sixth most populous city in Illinois. With over 113,000 residents, it is located in Sangamon County in central Illinois.

History

Springfield was first settled in 1819 and named for Springfield, Massachusetts. It was established as the state capital in 1837 due to its central location.

President Abraham Lincoln lived in Springfield from 1837 to 1861 before his presidency. The city attracted newcomers for jobs in government, coal mining, and manufacturing.

Today, state government remains vital to the economy alongside healthcare, education, insurance, and technology firms.

Economy

Top employers are the State of Illinois, Memorial Medical Center, Springfield Public Schools, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and St. John's Hospital.

Major companies like Horace Mann, Bunn, and Scheels All Sports started in Springfield. Affordable costs and skilled workforce attract business.

Attractions

Popular sites are the historic Dana-Thomas House, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the restored State Capitol building.

The city hosts events like the State Fair and festivals at Knight's Action Park. Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural landmarks also draw visitors.

Conclusion

With Abraham Lincoln history, government jobs, affordable Midwestern living, and family attractions, Illinois' capital city of Springfield provides the best of heartland culture.

Springfield locator map
Location of Springfield on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Springfield

Population : 113,671 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Sangamon County
Postal code : 62701
Phone Area Codes : 218
Area : 171.91 km2
Official name : Calhoun, Springfield
Named for : Spring Creek, John C. Calhoun
Altitude : 597 feet / 182 meters
Capital city : Springfield is capital of Sangamon County, Illinois
Establishment : April 04, 1821 (202 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone, UTC−05:00, UTC−06:00
Local time : 20:10:56 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 661 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.27% (2010-2020)
Downtown Springfield image
Downtown Springfield
Downtown Springfield image

Geography

Springfield is located at 39°48'6"N 89°38'37"W (39.8017200, -89.6437100).

Springfield map

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Springfield decreased by 2.27% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 116,250 - census
2011 117,794 1.31% estimation process
2012 117,943 0.13% estimation process
2013 117,660 -0.24% estimation process
2014 117,526 -0.11% estimation process
2015 117,262 -0.23% estimation process
2016 116,565 -0.6% estimation process
2017 115,821 -0.64% estimation process
2018 114,931 -0.77% estimation process
2019 114,347 -0.51% estimation process
2020 113,671 -0.59% estimation process

Springfield zip code is 62701. County name: Sangamon, County fips: 17167

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Best Things to Do in Springfield

1 Lincoln Home

Rating: 4.8 (2558)

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Lincoln Home

2 Washington Park

Rating: 4.7 (1366)

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Washington Park

3 Knight's Action Park

Rating: 4.2 (1159)

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Knight's Action Park

4 Old State Capitol

Rating: 4.6 (979)

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Old State Capitol

5 Southwind Park

Rating: 4.7 (914)

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Southwind Park

Where ot Eat in Springfield

1 Smokey Bones

Rating: 4.2 (2041)

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Smokey Bones

2 Culver's

Rating: 4.2 (980)

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Culver's

3 Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill & Museum

Rating: 4.4 (968)

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Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill & Museum

4 Rosati's Pizza

Rating: 4.3 (738)

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Rosati's Pizza

5 AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes

Rating: 4 (481)

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AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes

Where to Stay in Springfield

1 Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Springfield, IL

Rating: 4.3 (561)

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Springfield, IL

2 Red Roof Inn Springfield, IL

Rating: 3.1 (491)

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Red Roof Inn Springfield, IL

Other Places in Springfield

1 Illinois State Capitol Building

Rating: 4.5 (157)

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Illinois State Capitol Building

2 Illinois Department of Agriculture

Rating: 2.8 (12)

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Illinois Department of Agriculture

3 City of Springfield

Rating: 3.5 (2)

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City of Springfield

4 Gardner Town Hall

Rating: 3 (1)

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5 City Clerk

Rating: 5 (1)

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6 Springfield City Office

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7 City Of Springfield

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8 Springfield Corporation Counsel

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9 Springfield City Aldermen

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10 US Agricultural Department

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People born in Springfield (190)

People born in Springfield, including musician Barrett Deems, singer June Christy, Fourth son of President Abraham Lincoln Tad Lincoln, .

List

  • Andre Iguodala (American basketball player) he was born in 28/01/1984
  • Aaron Schneider (Filmmaker and cinematographer) he was born in 26/07/1965
  • David Hammons (American artist) he was born in 24/07/1943
  • Louis P. Lochner (American journalist) he was born in 22/02/1887
  • Edward Baker Lincoln (Second son of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln) he was born in 10/03/1846
  • Robert Todd Lincoln (Union Army officer (1843-1926)) he was born in 01/08/1843
  • Seth Barnes Nicholson (American astronomer) he was born in 12/11/1891
  • Marjorie Merriweather Post (American philanthropist) she was born in 15/03/1887
  • Albert Johnson (American politician and eugenicist (1869-1957)) he was born in 05/03/1869
  • Sarah Danielle Madison (American actress (1974 - 2014)) she was born in 06/09/1974
  • Kevin Vann (Bishop of Orange in California) he was born in 10/05/1951
  • Cheri Bustos (U.S. Representative from Illinois) she was born in 17/10/1961
  • Matt Mitrione (American mixed martial artist and American football player) he was born in 15/07/1978
  • Kelci Bryant (Olympic diver) she was born in 15/01/1989
  • Jayson Werth (American baseball player) he was born in 20/05/1979
  • Robin Roberts (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 30/09/1926
  • Dennis Luxion (American musician, pianist and music educator) he was born in 01/01/1952
  • Vachel Lindsay (American poet) he was born in 10/11/1879

Schools in Springfield

College & universities near Springfield, IL

Code Name City ZIP
364122 HSHS St. John's Hospital School of Clinical Laboratory Science Springfield (IL) 62769

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Springfield, IL

Code Name Address Type
SPI Springfield station East Washington and North Third Sts. RAIL
LCN Lincoln Broadway and North Chicago Sts. RAIL
CRV Carlinville 128 Alton Rd. RAIL
BNL Uptown Station 100 East Parkinson St. RAIL
PIA Peoria, Illinois 6100 West Everett M. Dirksen Parkway BUS

Post offices near Springfield

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Springfield Post Office Springfield (IL) 62701

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  • Springfield , Massachusetts The fourth most populous city in Massachusetts. It is located on the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts. Springfield is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Springfield Museums and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. with a population of 152,646 people.
  • Springfield , Oregon The most populous city in Lane County, Oregon. It is located on the Willamette River in southwestern Oregon. Springfield is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Springfield Museum. with a population of 63,209 people.
  • Springfield , Ohio The most populous city in Clark County, Ohio. It is located on the Great Miami River in southwestern Ohio. Springfield is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Springfield Museum of Art and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. with a population of 58,456 people.
  • Springfield , New Jersey township in Union County, New Jersey, United States with a population of 17,378 people.
  • Springfield , Tennessee city in Tennessee, United States with a population of 17,288 people.
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  • Springfield , Indiana human settlement in Indiana, United States of America with a population of 3,924 people.
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  • Springfield , South Dakota city in South Dakota, United States of America with a population of 1,916 people.
  • Springfield , Nebraska city in Nebraska, United States with a population of 1,622 people.
  • Springfield , Michigan township in Oakland County, Michigan with a population of 1,612 people.
  • Springfield , Colorado Statutory Town in Baca County, Colorado with a population of 1,364 people.
  • Springfield , New Hampshire town in New Hampshire, United States with a population of 1,348 people.
  • Springfield , New York town in New York, United States with a population of 1,252 people.
  • Springfield , Wisconsin town in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States with a population of 997 people.
  • Springfield , Louisiana town in Louisiana, United States with a population of 542 people.
  • Springfield , South Carolina town in South Carolina, United States with a population of 477 people.
  • Springfield , Maine town in Maine, United States with a population of 423 people.
  • Springfield , Missouri city in Greene County, Missouri, United States with a population of 293 people.
  • Springfield , Minnesota city in Minnesota, United States with a population of 116 people.

Other cities in Sangamon County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Sangamon County , IL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Chatham 13,159 Village in Illinois, USA
Woodside 10,484 Township in Sangamon County, Illinois
Sherman 4,660 Village in Illinois, USA
Auburn 4,591 City in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
Rochester 3,715 Village in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
Riverton 3,430 Village in Illinois
Pawnee 2,646 City in Oklahoma
Buckhart 1,679 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Jerome 1,575 Village in Illinois, United States
Southern View 1,557 City in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States of America
Williamsville 1,490 Village in the United States
Leland Grove 1,451 City in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
Grandview 1,369 City in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States of America
New Berlin 1,329 Township in Sangamon County, Illinois
Divernon 1,096 City in Illinois, United States of America
Cotton Hill 869 Township in Sangamon County, Illinois

Distance to Other Cities

Springfield distances to largest Illinois cities