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Welcome to Springfield ...

The city of Springfield is located in Hampden County<1> and is the County Seat for Hampden County.

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.

  • Enfield [Hartford County]
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    • Enfield [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
  • Westfield [Hampden County]
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    • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
  • Holyoke [Hampden County]
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    • Holyoke [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holyoke
  • Amherst [Hampshire County]
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    • Amherst [Hampshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,924 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
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      • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
    • Windsor [Hartford County]
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      • Windsor [Hartford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Northampton [Hampshire County]
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      • Northampton [Hampshire County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • South Windsor [Hartford County]
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      • South Windsor [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Windsor
    • Ludlow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
      • Ludlow [Hampden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • Bloomfield [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield
      • Bloomfield [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Springfield: www.cityofspringfieldmass.com/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Hampden, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Springfield refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Springfield may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Springfield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Springfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Springfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Springfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Springfield includes: 01101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 01107, 1108, 01111, 01114, 01118, 01128, 01133, 01138, 01144, 01152 & 01199.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Springfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Springfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1091, Longitude: -72.5897    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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