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Springfield, Illinois   Add Favorite    23 Reviews | Review This Place




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.


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Quick Facts About Springfield


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Springfield is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Springfield jobs have Increased by 0.90 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Springfield's cost of living is 16.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Springfield's population is 116,565 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.78 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Springfield is $101,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 8.27 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Springfield public schools spend $15,118 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Springfield.

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  9/4/2014
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...

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  4/21/2013
thank you for rating

thank you for putting down what Springfield is like it sounds horrible....

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  8/13/2011
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...

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