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Pros

-Capital-city amenities
-Historic interest
-Cost of living

Cons

-Recreation
-High violent crime
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Springfield Metro Area


Springfield, the state capital, is a quiet agricultural center with a strong government presence. This quiet town with a fairly well-educated population has a substantial heritage built around Abraham Lincoln’s residence and activities. It is “altogether fitting” that the Lincoln memorabilia should be mixed into such a traditional, mid-American city.

The low cost of living makes it that much more attractive. Health care facilities are above average, anchored by major branch campus medical and pharmacy schools. The employment scene is dominated by government and healthcare providers; employment is solid but not on a strong growth trajectory. Violent crime rates are high especially for the region, and aside from historic sites, there isn’t much to do in the city or surrounding area.

Springfield is located in the middle of a vast agricultural plain with rolling terrain near the Sangamon River and Spring Creek. Numerous deciduous trees grow in the city itself. Climate is typical continental with sharp, seasonal changes. Summers bring sunny, clear, warm, and humid days with frequent afternoon thundershowers. Windy, changeable springs and relatively calm autumns are typical. Winters are fairly cold. Precipitation is evenly spread throughout the year. First freeze is mid-October, last is mid-April.


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Quick Facts About Springfield


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Springfield is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Springfield jobs have Increased by 4.34 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Springfield's cost of living is 13.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Springfield's population is 115,982 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.95 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Springfield is $111,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Springfield public schools spend $14,267 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.1 students per teacher in Springfield.

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Honestly the worst.
Springfield is a welfare town, and the residents want it that way. That is all the people here care about, entitleists. The majority were bred and raised in Springfield... (read more)
thank you for rating
thank you for putting down what Springfield is like it sounds horrible.... (read more)
over run with crime, drugs, gangs, and poverty
The Lincoln connection and historical sites are wonderful but what could have been a very nice town was poorly managed and almost no preventive measures taken to keep... (read more)
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