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Welcome to Springfield ...

The city of Springfield is located in Lane 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 63,312 people<4> (see below for details).

Springfield was established in 1848.

The community of Springfield is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Springfield lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Springfield: (541) and (458)<6>

Websites for Springfield ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Springfield had an population of 63,312 people. This is an increase of 6.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Springfield had a population of 59,403 people (which is 16.89% of the total population of Lane County). This makes Springfield the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Springfield represents 1.55% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 59,403 people, the population of Springfield increased 12.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 52,864 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, Nebraska, New Brunswick (3), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (4), Nova Scotia (3), Ohio, Ontario (6), 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.

  • Cottage Grove (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
    • Cottage Grove lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Springfield and is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,518 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottage Grove<8>
  • Junction City (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
    • Junction City lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Springfield and is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,211 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction City<8>
  • Creswell (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creswell
    • Creswell lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Springfield and is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creswell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creswell<8>
  • Veneta (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veneta
    • Veneta lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Springfield and is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,076 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veneta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veneta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Veneta<8>
  • Harrisburg (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Springfield and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,917 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<8>
  • Lowell (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Springfield and is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<8>
  • Coburg (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coburg
    • Coburg lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Springfield and is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coburg<8>
  • Goshen (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
    • Goshen lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the south of Springfield and is located in Lane County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
  • Eugene (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eugene
    • Eugene lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the west of Springfield and is located in Lane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 173,236 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eugene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eugene<8>
  • Jasper (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)

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 6 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Springfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Springfield on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Springfield

Cities, Towns and Villages of Oregon

About Lane County

About Oregon

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

The official website for Lane County: www.lanecounty.org/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Lane, 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 (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Springfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 44.0541, Longitude: -122.9805       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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