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Welcome to Springfield ...
When the people of Springfield refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Springfielder<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Springfield has a population of 153,606 people<3> (see below for details).
Springfield was settled in 1636.
The community of Springfield is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Springfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Springfield: (413)
The ZIP codes for Springfield: 01101-01105, 01107-01109, 01111, 01114-01115, 01118-01119, 01128-01129, 01133, 01138-01139, 01144, 01152, 01199<5>
Websites for Springfield ...
Official Website: www.cityofspringfieldmass.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Springfield had an population of 153,606 people. This is an increase of 0.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Springfield had a population of 153,060 people (or 33.02% of the total population of Hampden County). This makes Springfield the county's most populous community.
The population of Springfield represents 2.34% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 153,060 people, the population of Springfield has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 152,082 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Springfield.
Adding Springfield to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Springfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Springfield elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Springfield on a George F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Springfield on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Springfield ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 101 communities that are also named Springfield - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (10), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (8), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (4), Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick (3), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (4), Nova Scotia (3), Ohio, Ontario (6), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (4), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Vermont, Virginia (8), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Springfield.
Communities near Springfield ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Springfield.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Springfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Springfield.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Springfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Springfield.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Springfield. Our list includes 136 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Springfield.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Springfield ...
Looking for more information about Springfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Springfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Springfield.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Springfield: www.cityofspringfieldmass.com/
The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Apr 2021