Springfield, IL

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

Published on 10.10.20 (Last updated on 11.23.20)

 

AGE IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years7,5706.6%
25 to 29 years7,6356.7%
30 to 34 years7,6846.7%
35 to 39 years7,6366.7%
40 to 44 years6,7955.9%
45 to 49 years6,7555.9%
50 to 54 years6,8236.0%
55 to 59 years7,6846.7%
60 to 64 years8,0327.0%
65 to 69 years7,0606.2%
70 to 74 years4,2783.7%
75 to 79 years3,3953.0%
80 to 84 years2,1421.9%
85+ years2,9122.5%

The median age in Springfield is 39 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White82,51772.1%
Black or African American23,52120.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native5530.5%
Asian3,9113.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderNA0.0%
Other5420.5%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade1,6122.0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma5,7467.3%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)21,65327.5%
Some college, no degree16,69721.2%
Associate’s degree6,2357.9%
Bachelor’s degree16,03320.3%
Graduate or professional degree10,85513.8%
High school graduate or higher71,47390.7%
Bachelor’s degree or higher26,88834.1%
Less than Bachelor’s degree51,94365.9%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Less than $10,0009.8%
$10,000 to $14,9994.5%
$15,000 to $24,99913.1%
$25,000 to $34,9999.9%
$35,000 to $49,99911.9%
$50,000 to $74,99916.1%
$75,000 to $99,99912.6%
$100,000 to $149,99912.9%
$150,000 to $199,9993.8%
$200,000 or more5.4%

Median household income: $51,142

Mean household income: $72,690

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$18,130
High school graduate (includes equivalency)$28,381
Some college or Associate’s degree$30,176
Bachelor’s degree$50,823
Graduate or professional degree$65,932

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 93,896 NA
Never married36,53238.9%
Now married (except separated)36,60139.0%
Separated1,7641.9%
Widowed6,5967.0%
Divorced12,40313.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

  PopulationPercent
Living beneath the poverty line20,07018.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Owner-occupied housing units31,280
Renter-occupied housing units19,610
Single-family detached units35,901
Homeownership rate61.5%
Vacancy rate9.9%
Renters rate38.5%
Average housing value$156,491
Average monthly owner cost (with a mortgage)$877
Average rent (housing)$658

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Average income$75,852
Average household size2.22
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force62.6%
Percent disabled15.2%
Percent with health coverage95.4%
Average travel time to work17.8 minutes
Percent workers using public transportation2.3%
Percent veterans8.1%
Percent foreign born4.2%
Percent speaking Spanish at home0.3%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Total consumer expenditures per household $67,391.81
Alcoholic beverages$516.83
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$304.88
Beer consumed away from home$91.99
Wine consumed away from home$45.43
Apparel & services$1,935.24
Men’s apparel$370.58
Women’s apparel$652.94
Children’s apparel$292.44
Boys’ apparel$101.58
Girls’ apparel$110.72
Footwear$437.25
Dining out (food away from home)$3,323.44
Dining out – Breakfast$336.60
Dining out – Lunch$1,031.12
Dining out – Dinner$1,543.55
Education$1,388.77
Entertainment / recreation$2,928.38
Club membership fees$204.43
Dating services$0.76
Pet food$236.69
Pet services$57.73
Food consumed at home$4,717.73
Bakery products consumed at home$620.66
Dairy products consumed at home$485.20
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$914.51
Meat, poultry, fish, and eggs consumed at home$1,041.60
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$466.13
Snacks and other food products consumed at home$1,655.77
Health care$5,466.24
Medical services$1,000.33
Nonprescription drugs$134.08
Household services$1,837.25
Care for the elderly and handicapped$73.37
Lawn and garden services$404.82
Housekeeping services$152.87
PC repair$6.17
Housing$21,073.56
Home improvements$2,306.90
Utilities, fuel, and public services$4,491.54
Phone services$1,617.22
Water$652.79
Life and other insurance$413.91
Pensions and social security$7,130.82
Personal care products and services$815.77
Hair care products$98.80
Personal care products$349.91
Local transportation$7,803.45
Gasoline$2,018.53
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,085.00
Travel$1,953.64
Airline fares$468.49
Auto / truck rental on trips$23.35
Lodging on trips$537.21
Food and drink on trips$472.46
Entertainment on trips$167.70

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN SANGAMON COUNTY (home to Springfield, Illinois)

% with any debt in collections31%
Average debt in collections$1,758
% with medical debt in collections19%
Average medical debt in collections$717
% with student loan debt17%
Average student loan debt$18,735
Average monthly student loan payment$181
% with auto debt33%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

YearPopulationPercent
January 20193,1645.5%
February 20192,8014.9%
March 20192,7124.7%
April 20192,1313.7%
May 20192,0253.5%
June 20192,4924.3%
July 20192,6684.6%
August 20192,5494.3%
September 20192,1873.8%
October 20192,1743.8%
November 20192,0793.6%
December 20192,1773.9%
January 20202,1403.8%
February 20201,7903.2%
March 20201,5732.9%
April 20207,69014.9%
May 20207,73514.2%
June 20207,64113.2%
July 20205,86610.5%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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