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Pros

-Nearby mountains
-Nearby recreation
-Cost of living

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
- Economic concerns
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Springfield Metro Area


Springfield, the state’s third largest city, serves as a commercial center and gateway to the Ozark Mountains. The town is an important crossroads and agricultural center for livestock and poultry production, and has grown rapidly in recent years, strengthening the economy but also bringing some unattractive sprawl and contentious growth management issues. The former Southwest Missouri State University, recently renamed Missouri State, now brings some 18,000 students to town.



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Quick Facts About Springfield


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Springfield is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Springfield jobs have Increased by 3.57 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Springfield's cost of living is 15.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Springfield's population is 166,810 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.73 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Springfield is $114,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.54 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Springfield public schools spend $9,703 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Springfield.

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A constant torrent of bigotry, arrogance, and meth
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