Springfield, Tennessee Population 2021

17,471
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Springfield is a city located in Robertson County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Robertson County. With a 2020 population of 17,471, it is the 34th largest city in Tennessee and the 2071st largest city in the United States . Springfield is currently growing at a rate of 0.56% annually and its population has increased by 6.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,440 in 2010. Springfield reached it's highest population of 17,471 in 2021. Spanning over 13 miles, Springfield has a population density of 1,352 people per square mile.

The average household income in Springfield is $61,581 with a poverty rate of 20.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $835 per month, and the median house value is $154,800. The median age in Springfield is 34.5 years, 33.3 years for males, and 35.8 years for females.

Springfield Demographics

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

  • White: 69.56%
  • Black or African American: 21.07%
  • Other race: 5.35%
  • Two or more races: 2.78%
  • Asian: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Springfield, Tennessee is 17,471 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,180.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,440.

Springfield, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,89069.56%
Black or African American3,60221.07%
Some Other Race9155.35%
Two or More Races4762.78%
Asian1520.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native530.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.02%
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Springfield Population by Race

Springfield Population Pyramid $2021

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Springfield Median Age

34.5


Total

33.3


Male

35.8


Female

Springfield Adults

There are 12,744 adults, (2,213 of whom are seniors) in Springfield.

Springfield Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Springfield Sex Ratio

Female

8,757

51.23%

Male

8,335

48.77%

Springfield Population by Age

Springfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Springfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68%32%
All55.7%44.3%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Male47.3%52.7%
Female41%59%

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Springfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3562.5455.7
Married2,8443.2368
Non Family1,9941.1948.2
Female1,1673.0341
Male3513.0547.3

3.07

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Springfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7756.89%
9th to 12th Grade1,26011.20%
High School Graduate4,56340.56%
Some College2,35020.89%
Associates Degree5955.29%
Bachelors Degree1,0989.76%
Graduate Degree6085.40%
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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
White7,1976,2871,379
Black2,3331,833267
Hispanic1,44788350
Other Race39323319
Asian152119
2+ Races12211510
Native American53326
Islander44

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 white people with a rate of 19.16%.

Springfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,000$34,391$30,159
Less Than 9th Grade$27,282$32,398$20,437
High School Graduate$26,535$30,108$21,596
Some College$34,368$40,703$33,083
Bachelors Degree$44,231$44,931$43,765
Graduate Degree$41,667$42,235$40,972

$32,000

Average Earnings

$34,391

Average Male

$30,159

Average Female

Springfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Springfield Language by Age

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Springfield Language

84.07% of Springfield residents speak only English, while 15.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.44% of the population.

Springfield Language

Springfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,5011,25413.20%
Hispanic2,8981,05936.54%
Black3,30087726.58%
Other90047652.89%
Multiple47216935.81%
Native533566.04%

20.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.61%

Male Poverty Rate

21.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Springfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Springfield is Native, with 66.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Springfield is White, with 13.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.92%.

Springfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.77%
High School17.17%
Some College7.82%
Bachelors or Greater4.88%

Springfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.81%
Male Unemployed13.68%
Male Employed10.66%
Female Employed10.19%

Springfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Springfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,897$61,581
Families$55,863$71,875
Married Families$69,636-
Non Families$30,613$36,834
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Income by Household Type

Springfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

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 45-54.

Springfield Marital Status by Race

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Springfield Marital Status

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836

Number of Veterans

769

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam235
Second Gulf War213
Korea109
First Gulf War87
World War II13

Springfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+215
65 to 74177
35 to 54171
55 to 64155
18 to 34118

Springfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6456.98%
Black1405.21%
Hispanic452.61%
Other Race357.92%
2+ Races1611.11%

Springfield Veterans by Race

Springfield Veterans by Education

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4.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Springfield Veterans by Education

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

6.1%

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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64.56%

Born in Springfield

89.50%

Native Born

10.50%

Foreign Born

8.48%

Non Citizen

2.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.50% of Springfield residents were born in the United States, with 64.56% having been born in Tennessee. 8.48% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,471970.56%
202017,374970.56%
201917,277970.56%
201817,1801350.79%
201717,045500.29%
201616,995640.38%
201516,9311400.83%
201416,791650.39%
201316,7261600.97%
201216,566-18-0.11%
201116,5841380.84%
201016,4462,1171.39%
200014,3293,1022.47%
199011,2274130.38%
198010,8141,0941.07%
19709,7204990.53%
19609,2212,7153.55%
19506,506-162-0.25%
19406,6681,0911.80%
19305,5771,7173.75%
19203,8600.00%

Springfield Population by Year