Springfield, Illinois Population 2022

114,022
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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 114,022, it is the 7th largest city in Illinois and the 285th largest city in the United States. Springfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually and its population has decreased by -0.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 114,394 in 2020. Spanning over 67 miles, Springfield has a population density of 1,871 people per square mile.

The average household income in Springfield is $77,473 with a poverty rate of 17.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $820 per month, and the median house value is $131,300. 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: 72.26%
  • Black or African American: 20.12%
  • Two or more races: 4.09%
  • Asian: 2.96%
  • Other race: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Springfield, Illinois is 114,022 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 114,394.

Springfield, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Springfield Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White83,15672.26%
Black or African American23,15120.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native1780.15%
Asian3,4082.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander880.08%
Some Other Race3820.33%
Two or More Races4,7124.09%
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Springfield Population by Race

Springfield Population Pyramid 2022

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Springfield Median Age

39.9


Total

37.5


Male

41.5


Female

Springfield Adults

There are 89,904 adults, (20,620 of whom are seniors) in Springfield.

Springfield Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Springfield Sex Ratio

Female

60,370

52.46%

Male

54,705

47.54%

Springfield Population by Age

Springfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Springfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
All62.9%37.1%
Male62.4%37.6%
Non Family52.7%47.3%
Female41.2%58.8%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Springfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All51,0642.1862.9
Married17,8772.9485.7
Male2,1982.8762.4
Female7,8713.1941.2
Non Family23,1181.1952.7

2.9

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Springfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7192.16%
9th to 12th Grade5,0426.32%
High School Graduate20,88126.19%
Some College17,89022.44%
Associates Degree6,4758.12%
Bachelors Degree16,49020.68%
Graduate Degree11,24214.10%
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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
Asian2,0811,9421,410
Other Race280266131
White61,64957,75123,047
Hispanic1,8501,628685
2+ Races1,5151,400552
Black12,89610,4502,192
Islander8888
Native American11176

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 67.76%.

Springfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,195$46,439$35,901
Less Than 9th Grade$21,975$30,391$16,056
High School Graduate$31,144$37,250$25,824
Some College$34,312$36,140$32,454
Bachelors Degree$52,678$62,082$45,229
Graduate Degree$67,674$83,363$59,527

$41,195

Average Earnings

$46,439

Average Male

$35,901

Average Female

Springfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Springfield Language by Age

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Springfield Language

93.91% of Springfield residents speak only English, while 6.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Springfield Language

Springfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22,2378,83439.73%
Multiple4,5771,51032.99%
Hispanic3,24955717.14%
Asian3,31348814.73%
White79,1898,90811.25%
Other58NaN%

17.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.67%

Male Poverty Rate

19.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Springfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Springfield is Black, with 39.73% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.04%.

Springfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.75%
High School17.79%
Some College14.06%
Bachelors or Greater5.37%

Springfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.89%
Male Unemployed44.46%
Female Employed9.84%
Female Unemployed52.93%

Springfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Springfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,164$75,497
Families$75,045$97,632
Married Families$99,357$126,064
Non Families$37,380$46,443
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Income by Household Type

Springfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.6%

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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6,886

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,140
First Gulf War1,303
Vietnam2,512
Korea448
World War II163

Springfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34467
35 to 541,591
55 to 641,392
65 to 741,793
75+1,643

Springfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,0208.75%
Black6394.10%
Asian732.80%
Islander44.55%
Other Race3311.00%
2+ Races1175.28%
Hispanic793.47%

Springfield Veterans by Race

Springfield Veterans by Education

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6.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Springfield Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

6%

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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77.75%

Born in Springfield

95.76%

Native Born

4.24%

Foreign Born

2.21%

Non Citizen

2.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.76% of Springfield residents were born in the United States, with 77.75% having been born in Illinois. 2.21% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18402,5790.00%
18504,5331,9545.80%
18609,3204,7877.47%
187017,3648,0446.42%
188019,7432,3791.29%
189024,9635,2202.37%
190034,1599,1963.19%
191051,67817,5194.23%
192059,1837,5051.37%
193071,86412,6811.96%
194075,5033,6390.50%
195081,6286,1250.78%
196083,2711,6430.20%
197091,7538,4820.97%
1980100,0548,3010.87%
1990105,2275,1730.51%
2000111,4546,2270.58%
2010116,2504,7960.42%
2011116,064-186-0.16%
2012115,878-186-0.16%
2013115,692-186-0.16%
2014115,506-186-0.16%
2015115,320-186-0.16%
2016115,134-186-0.16%
2017114,948-186-0.16%
2018114,762-186-0.16%
2019114,576-186-0.16%
2020114,394-182-0.16%
2021114,208-186-0.16%
2022114,022-186-0.16%

Springfield Population by Year