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Welcome to Springfield ...

The city of Springfield is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Springfield is primarily located in Greene County<1> and is the County Seat for Greene County. A portion of Springfield extends into Christian 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 167,882 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Springfield was established in 1838.

Springfield is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Springfield lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Springfield: (417)

The ZIP codes for Springfield: 65801, 65802-65810, 65814, 65817, 65890, 65898-65899<5>

Websites for Springfield ...

Official Website:   www.ci.springfield.mo.us/

Junior League:   www.jlspringfield.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Springfield had an population of 167,882 people. This is an increase of 5.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Springfield had a population of 159,498 people (which is 57.96% of the total population of Greene County). This makes Springfield the county's most populous community.

The population of Springfield represents 2.66% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 159,498 people, the population of Springfield increased 5.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 151,580 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).

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), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, 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.

  • Nixa [Christian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixa
    • Nixa [Christian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,515 people
    • Former name for Nixa:
    • Faught
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nixa<7>
  • Ozark [Christian County]
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    • Ozark [Christian County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,482 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozark have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ozark<7>
  • Republic [Greene County]
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    • Republic [Greene County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,938 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Republic<7>
  • Battlefield [Greene County]
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    • Battlefield [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battlefield
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Willard [Greene County]
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      • Willard [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willard have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willard<7>
    • Rogersville [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Webster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<7>
    • Clever [Christian County]
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      • Clever [Christian County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,770 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clever have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clever
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clever<7>
    • Strafford [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strafford
      • Strafford [Greene County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strafford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strafford<7>
    • Sparta [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Christian County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,946 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<7>
    • Fair Grove [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Grove
      • Fair Grove [Greene County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fair Grove<7>

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 72 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Springfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Springfield.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Greene County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Springfield: www.ci.springfield.mo.us/

The official website for Greene County: www.greenecountymo.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Greene, 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: 65801, 65802, 65803, 65804, 65805, 65806, 65807, 65808, 65809, 65814, 65817, 65890, 65898 & 65899.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 37.2073, Longitude: -93.2944    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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