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


-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

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Springfield's cost of living is 16.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Springfield's population is 116,565 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.78 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Springfield is $101,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 8.27 percent.
    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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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)
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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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