Springfield, Massachusetts Population 2024

153,136

Springfield is a city located in Hampden County Massachusetts. Springfield has a 2024 population of 153,136. Springfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually and its population has decreased by -1.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 155,280 in 2020.

The average household income in Springfield is $66,206 with a poverty rate of 25.32%. The median age in Springfield is 33.4 years: 30.7 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.

Springfield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Springfield was:

  • White: 46.06%
  • Black or African American: 20.52%
  • Two or more races: 18.5%
  • Other race: 11.62%
  • Asian: 2.88%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
31.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,805.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.38% (-2,144)
The current population of Springfield, Massachusetts is 153,136 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 155,280.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White71,53246.06%
Black or African American31,87420.52%
Two or more races28,73218.5%
Other race18,04811.62%
Asian4,4712.88%
Native American6480.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Springfield Population by Race

Springfield Population Pyramid 2024

Springfield Median Age

33.4

Total

30.7

Male

35.4

Female

Springfield Adults

There are 117,375 adults, (20,242 of whom are seniors) in Springfield.

Springfield Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Springfield Sex Ratio

Female80,52051.85%
Male74,78548.15%

Springfield Population by Age

Springfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All58,4482.5647.852.2
Non Family23,1821.2139.760.3
Married17,6893.4871.428.6
Female13,5493.4728.971.1
Male4,0283.3154.545.5

3.31

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

47.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Springfield Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade11,73812.03%
Associates Degree8,3318.54%
Bachelors Degree11,22011.5%
Graduate Degree8,2808.49%
High School Graduate31,76032.55%
Less Than 9th Grade8,1908.39%
Some College18,04918.5%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Springfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Springfield Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic41,38327,8254,459
White33,19130,0149,947
Black19,20316,7543,881
2+ Races15,18410,8312,372
Other Race10,8607,6311,358
Asian3,0092,151622
Native American41129740

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.97%.

Springfield Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$56,155$59,955$47,153
Graduate Degree$70,962$81,205$65,117
High School Graduate$34,789$41,890$30,807
Less Than 9th Grade$29,119$31,481$27,690
Overall$40,892$44,793$35,819
Some College$39,599$45,957$34,199

$40,892

Average Earnings

$44,793

Average Male

$35,819

Average Female

Springfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Springfield Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Springfield Language

58.79% of Springfield residents speak only English, while 41.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.51% of the population.

Springfield Language

Springfield Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic74,31724,87733.47%
Multiple28,3779,64033.97%
Black31,3908,21326.16%
Other17,8445,89233.02%
White39,9505,61614.06%
Asian4,3603538.1%
Native64711517.77%

25.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.74%

Male Poverty Rate

27.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Springfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Springfield is Multiple, with 33.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Springfield is Asian, with 8.1% 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 20.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.9%.

Springfield Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.71%
High School24.56%
Some College17.71%
Bachelors or Greater8.11%

Springfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed45.06%
Male Unemployed21.84%
Female Employed10.62%
Male Employed7.29%

Springfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Springfield Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$61,936$78,961
Households$47,677$66,206
Married Families$91,521$105,602
Non Families$28,155$41,351

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Springfield Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Springfield Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Springfield Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,544

Number of Veterans

4,047

Male Veterans

497

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,690
Second Gulf War714
First Gulf War676
Korea295
World War II80

Springfield Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 741,480
55 to 64972
75+896
35 to 54879
18 to 34317

Springfield Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3,0365.21%
Hispanic1,0772.09%
Black7433.24%
2+ Races3761.98%
Other Race3022.27%
Asian752.2%
Native American122.49%

Springfield Veterans by Race

Springfield Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Springfield Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Springfield Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Springfield Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Springfield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.55%

Born in Springfield

89.74%

Native Born

10.26%

Foreign Born

4.59%

Non Citizen

5.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.74% of Springfield residents were born in the United States, with 54.55% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Springfield Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029150,456-536-0.35%
2028150,992-536-0.35%
2027151,528-536-0.35%
2026152,064-536-0.35%
2025152,600-536-0.35%
2024153,136-536-0.35%
2023153,672-335-0.22%
2022154,007-986-0.64%
2021154,993-287-0.18%
2020155,2801,8761.22%
2019153,404-786-0.51%
2018154,190510.03%
2017154,139800.05%
2016154,059-561-0.36%
2015154,6202110.14%
2014154,4093290.21%
2013154,0801350.09%
2012153,9451680.11%
2011153,7772070.13%
2010153,57000%
2000152,082-4,901-3.12%
1990156,9834,6643.06%
1980152,319-11,586-7.07%
1970163,905-10,558-6.05%
1960174,46312,0647.43%
1950162,39912,8458.59%
1940149,554-346-0.23%
1930149,90020,28615.65%
1920129,61440,68845.75%
191088,92626,86743.29%
190062,05917,88040.47%
189044,17910,83932.51%
188033,3406,63724.85%
187026,70311,50475.69%
186015,1993,43329.18%
185011,7667817.11%
184010,9854,20161.93%
18306,7842,88473.95%
18203,9001,10039.29%
18102,80050021.74%
18002,30070043.75%
17901,600-148,856-98.94%
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Springfield Population by Year