Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield: 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.

About

Springfield is a city located in the county of Hampden in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 153,060 and a population density of 890 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 152,646 inhabitants.

The city was created 203 years ago in 1821.

Springfield is a city located in western Massachusetts along the Connecticut River. With a population of over 150,000, it is the 3rd largest city in Massachusetts after Boston and Worcester. Springfield serves as the economic and cultural hub for the western part of the state.

History

Springfield was founded in 1636 and grew quickly as a trading post due to its key position on the Connecticut River. It earned nicknames like “The City of Firsts” for innovations such as the first American-English dictionary and the first gasoline-powered automobile.

For a time, Springfield was even considered for the state capital instead of Boston due to its important transportation links. While that didn't happen, Springfield did flourish over the centuries as a manufacturing center known for weapons like the Springfield Rifle.

Education and Business

Today, Springfield is home to Springfield College and Western New England University along with financial companies like MassMutual Insurance.

Top regional attractions include the Basketball Hall of Fame, Six Flags New England amusement park, and the Springfield Armory National Historic Site.

Springfield has thrived for centuries as western Massachusetts' center for industry, transportation, commerce, education, and culture. It continues to serve the region with regional employment, major events, and urban amenities.

Springfield locator map
Location of Springfield on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Springfield

Population : 152,646 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Hampden County
Postal code : 62701
Phone Area Codes : 218
Area : 171.91 km2
Official name : Springfield
Altitude : 597 feet / 182 meters
Capital city : Springfield is capital of Sangamon County, Illinois
Establishment : April 04, 1821 (203 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone, UTC−05:00, UTC−06:00
Local time : 07:58:14 (20th May 2024)
Density : 888 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.27% (2010-2020)
Downtown Springfield image
Downtown Springfield
Downtown Springfield image

Geography

Springfield is located at 42°6'5"N 72°35'23"W (42.1014800, -72.5898100).

Springfield map

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Springfield decreased by 0.27% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 153,060 - census
2011 153,773 0.46% estimation process
2012 153,933 0.1% estimation process
2013 154,056 0.08% estimation process
2014 154,376 0.21% estimation process
2015 154,582 0.13% estimation process
2016 154,028 -0.36% estimation process
2017 154,207 0.12% estimation process
2018 154,329 0.08% estimation process
2019 153,606 -0.47% estimation process
2020 152,646 -0.63% estimation process

Springfield zip code is 01103. County name: Hampden, County fips: 25013

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People born in Springfield (191)

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, MA

Code Name City ZIP
167905 Springfield Technical Community College Springfield (MA) 01105-1296
475273 Springfield College-Regional Online and Continuing Education Springfield (MA) 01109
167899 Springfield College Springfield (MA) 01109-3797
164447 American International College Springfield (MA) 01109
167394 College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee (MA) 01013

Stations (29)

Amtrak & bus stations near Springfield, MA

Code Name Address Type
SPG Springfield Union Station 66 Lyman St. RAIL
WNL Windsor Locks South Main St at Stanton Road RAIL
NHT Union Station 170 Pleasant Street RAIL
WND Windsor station 41 Central St. RAIL
AMM Amherst, Massachusetts 13 Railroad St. RAIL

Post offices near Springfield

Post Office Name City ZIP
Colonial Station Post Office Springfield (MA) 01103
Tower Squar Post Office Springfield (MA) 01115
Springfield Post Office Springfield (MA) 01101
Brightwood Post Office Springfield (MA) 01107
Forest Park Post Office Springfield (MA) 01108

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  • Springfield , Illinois 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. with a population of 113,671 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.
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  • Springfield , Indiana human settlement in Indiana, United States of America with a population of 3,924 people.
  • Springfield , Kentucky city in Kentucky, United States with a population of 2,987 people.
  • Springfield , Georgia city in Effingham County, Georgia, United States with a population of 2,889 people.
  • 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 Hampden County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hampden County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
North Chicopee 55,179 A city in Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
Chicopee 54,825 The most populous city in Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
City of Westfield 41,094 A city in Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Westfield 41,063 A city in Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Holyoke 39,921 The third-largest city in Hampden County, Massachusetts.
Agawam 28,467 City in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
West Springfield 28,397 City in Hampden County, Massachusetts
Ludlow 21,101 Town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
East Longmeadow 16,093 City in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Longmeadow 15,624 City in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Wilbraham 14,670 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Palmer 12,174 City in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Southwick 9,715 City in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Monson 8,750 Town in Massachusetts
Hampden 5,154 Town in Massachusetts
Brimfield 3,679 City in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Springfield distances to largest Massachusetts cities