Springfield, Illinois Population 2021

113,010
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Springfield is a city located in Sangamon County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Sangamon County. With a 2020 population of 113,010, it is the 6th largest city in Illinois and the 266th largest city in the United States . Springfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -2.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 116,250 in 2010. Springfield reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 67 miles, Springfield has a population density of 1,854 people per square mile.

The average household income in Springfield is $77,473 with a poverty rate of 18.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $805 per month, and the median house value is $133,400. The median age in Springfield is 39.4 years, 37 years for males, and 41.4 years for females.

Springfield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Springfieldwas:

  • White: 72.95%
  • Black or African American: 19.91%
  • Two or more races: 3.47%
  • Asian: 3.06%
  • Other race: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Springfield, Illinois is 113,010 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 114,230.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 116,250.

Springfield, Illinois Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021204,748-1,060-0.52%
2020205,808-1,060-0.52%
2019206,868-1,060-0.51%
2018207,928-1,437-0.69%
2017209,365-1,059-0.51%
2016210,424-830-0.39%
2015211,254-438-0.21%
2014211,692-21-0.01%
2013211,713-382-0.18%
2012212,0953590.17%
2011211,7361,2710.60%
2010210,4650.00%

Springfield Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White84,54072.95%
Black or African American23,06819.91%
Two or More Races4,0233.47%
Asian3,5473.06%
Some Other Race5320.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native1280.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander500.04%
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Springfield Population by Race

Springfield Population Pyramid $2021

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Springfield Median Age

39.4


Total

37


Male

41.4


Female

Springfield Adults

There are 90,545 adults, (20,431 of whom are seniors) in Springfield.

Springfield Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Springfield Sex Ratio

Female

60,953

52.60%

Male

54,935

47.40%

Springfield Population by Age

Springfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Springfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female39.1%60.9%
Non Family50.2%49.8%
Male60.6%39.4%
All61.4%38.6%
Married85.1%14.9%

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Springfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All50,9522.261.4
Non Family22,8381.1950.2
Married18,2232.9185.1
Female7,7643.2439.1
Male2,1273.1660.6

2.92

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Springfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6842.10%
9th to 12th Grade5,2486.55%
High School Graduate20,74225.90%
Some College17,67822.07%
Associates Degree6,0647.57%
Bachelors Degree17,22021.50%
Graduate Degree11,45714.30%
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Springfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Springfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White62,18458,10424,054
Black12,79410,3942,271
Asian2,1912,0101,421
Hispanic1,7481,535587
2+ Races1,2381,174400
Other Race358293107
Native American7664
Islander5050

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.86%.

Springfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,067$47,634$34,970
Less Than 9th Grade$20,219$23,393$16,508
High School Graduate$28,639$32,762$24,405
Some College$34,256$38,901$31,111
Bachelors Degree$53,957$62,292$43,966
Graduate Degree$68,447$87,070$59,609

$41,067

Average Earnings

$47,634

Average Male

$34,970

Average Female

Springfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Springfield Language by Age

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Springfield Language

93.41% of Springfield residents speak only English, while 6.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.17% of the population.

Springfield Language

Springfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White80,38810,16412.64%
Black22,2238,66038.97%
Multiple3,9181,05026.80%
Asian3,44764518.71%
Hispanic2,96055818.85%
Other50214729.28%

18.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.77%

Male Poverty Rate

19.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Springfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Springfield is Black, with 38.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Springfield is White, with 12.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.82%.

Springfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.14%
High School18.53%
Some College14.27%
Bachelors or Greater5.41%

Springfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.00%
Male Unemployed42.64%
Female Employed9.96%
Male Employed7.25%

Springfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Springfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,648$77,473
Families$75,243$99,782
Married Families$97,967$128,846
Non Families$37,452$48,366
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Income by Household Type

Springfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Springfield Married by Age and Sex

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Springfield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Springfield Marital Status by Race

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Springfield Marital Status

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7,224

Number of Veterans

6,748

Male Veterans

476

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,569
First Gulf War1,436
Second Gulf War1,333
Korea631
World War II240

Springfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,821
75+1,748
35 to 541,721
55 to 641,288
18 to 34646

Springfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,3029.04%
Black7234.62%
Hispanic974.67%
2+ Races965.33%
Asian551.99%
Other Race379.84%
Native American64.69%
Islander510.00%

Springfield Veterans by Race

Springfield Veterans by Education

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7.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Springfield Veterans by Education

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Springfield Employment by Age

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Springfield Employment by Race

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Springfield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.55%

Born in Springfield

95.52%

Native Born

4.48%

Foreign Born

2.49%

Non Citizen

1.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.52% of Springfield residents were born in the United States, with 77.55% having been born in Illinois. 2.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Springfield Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021113,010-610-0.54%
2020113,620-610-0.53%
2019114,230-610-0.53%
2018114,840-931-0.80%
2017115,771-765-0.66%
2016116,536-685-0.58%
2015117,221-268-0.23%
2014117,489-144-0.12%
2013117,633-295-0.25%
2012117,9281420.12%
2011117,7866480.55%
2010117,1385,6840.50%
2000111,4546,2270.58%
1990105,2275,1730.51%
1980100,0548,3010.87%
197091,7538,4820.97%
196083,2711,6430.20%
195081,6286,1250.78%
194075,5033,6390.50%
193071,86412,6811.96%
192059,1837,5051.37%
191051,67817,5194.23%
190034,1599,1963.19%
189024,9635,2202.37%
188019,7432,3791.29%
187017,3648,0446.42%
18609,3204,7877.47%
18504,5331,9545.80%
18402,5790.00%

Springfield Population by Year