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Welcome to Springfield ...

The city of Springfield is located in Sarpy County<1>.

The location of Springfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Springfield refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Springfielder<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Springfield has a population of 1,623 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Springfield.

Springfield is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Springfield: (402) and (531)<6>

Websites for Springfield ...

Official Website: www.springfieldnebraska.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Springfield had an population of 1,623 people. This is an increase of 6.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Springfield had a population of 1,529 people. This makes Springfield the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Springfield represents 0.08% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 75th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,529 people, the population of Springfield increased 5.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,450 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Springfield.

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, Missouri, 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.

  • Omaha (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omaha
    • Omaha lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Springfield and is located in Douglas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 478,393 people
    • Omaha has also been known as:
    • Omaha City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omaha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omaha<8>
  • Council Bluffs (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council Bluffs
    • Council Bluffs lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Springfield and is located in Pottawattamie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,216 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council Bluffs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Council Bluffs<8>
  • Bellevue (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue
    • Bellevue lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Springfield and is located in Sarpy County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,270 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<8>
  • Papillion (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Papillion
    • Papillion lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Springfield and is located in Sarpy County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,293 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Papillion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Papillion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Papillion<8>
  • La Vista (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Vista
    • La Vista lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Springfield and is located in Sarpy County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,020 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Vista<8>
  • Ralston (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ralston
    • Ralston lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Springfield and is located in Douglas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,254 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ralston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ralston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ralston<8>
  • Plattsmouth (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plattsmouth
    • Plattsmouth lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Springfield and is located in Cass County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,416 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plattsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattsmouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plattsmouth<8>
  • Elkhorn (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Springfield and is located in Douglas County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhorn<8>
  • Gretna (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
    • Gretna lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Springfield and is located in Sarpy County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<8>
  • Carter Lake (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter Lake
    • Carter Lake lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Springfield and is located in Pottawattamie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,793 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carter Lake<8>

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. 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.

Adding Springfield to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Springfield was on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Springfield on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Springfield

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

The official website for Sarpy County: www.sarpy.com/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Sarpy, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Springfield.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Springfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpringfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0833, Longitude: -96.1321       In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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