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Springfield is a township in Sangamon County, in the Springfield metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Springfield. For links to other places called Springfield, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Springfield is 39.843N. The longitude is -89.661W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,046.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Springfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sangamon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62625 ZIP code.
20% of Springfield residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Springfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Springfield was $16,770, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Springfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Springfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $649.
Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Springfield political report.
The average commute time for Springfield workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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