Springfield, IL

115,511 Population
59.6 square miles 1,937.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in IL
Population Density
1,937.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.7%
was 50.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
3.9%
was 3.6%
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
21.6%
was 21.5%
Ranked 13th Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
17.1%
was 16.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.1
was 5.6
Ranked 14th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
18.5%
was 21.1%
Ranked 13th Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$50,191
was $52,102
Ranked 13th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.4
50
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
9.4
was 3.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,070.4
was 1,014.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,552.7
was 5,031.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
56,060
was 57,358
Ranked 4th Highest in IL
Median Rent
$755
was $745
Ranked 16th Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
127
was 145
 
Occupied Housing Units
50,310
was 51,364
 
Homeownership Rate
64.7%
was 60.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
81
was 93
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
932.9
was 957.6
Ranked 17th Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.5%
was 22.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
46
was 52
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.2
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.3
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.1
was 1.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.1%
was 97.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 99.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in IL

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
92.4%
was 90.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
36.8%
was 36.2%
Ranked 11th Highest in IL

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