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Welcome to Springfield ...

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



The pronunciation of Springfield: SPRING-feeld<2>

Springfield was established in 1801.

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 58,967 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Springfield is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Springfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Springfield: (937)

The ZIP code for Springfield: 45503<6>

Websites for Springfield ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Springfield had an population of 58,967 people. This is a decrease of 2.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Springfield had a population of 60,608 people (which is 43.81% of the total population of Clark County). This makes Springfield the county's most populous community.

The population of Springfield represents 0.53% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 60,608 people, the population of Springfield decreased 7.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 65,358 people).

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

Communities Also Named Springfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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, Nebraska, New Brunswick (3), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (4), Nova Scotia (3), 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.

  • Beavercreek
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Huber Heights
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huber Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huber Heights
    • Huber Heights is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,232 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huber Heights <7>
  • Fairborn
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairborn have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairborn
    • Fairborn is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,990 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairborn <7>
  • Xenia
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Xenia
    • Xenia is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,081 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Xenia <7>
  • Riverside
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
    • Riverside is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,169 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside <7>
  • Urbana
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urbana
    • Urbana is located in Champaign County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,415 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbana <7>
  • London
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
    • London is located in Madison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,316 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for London <7>
  • New Carlisle
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Carlisle
    • New Carlisle is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,559 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Carlisle <7>
  • Cedarville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Yellow Springs
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Springs
    • Yellow Springs is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,761 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yellow Springs <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 138 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.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Springfield was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Springfield post office opened in 1804.

We also found Springfield in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Springfield.

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

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Clark, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Springfield. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<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>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).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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