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Springfield is a township in La Porte County, in the Michigan City-La Porte metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Springfield. For links to other places called Springfield, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Springfield is 41.719N. The longitude is -86.76W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,742.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Springfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the La Porte 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 46360 ZIP code.
28% of Springfield residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $18,675, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% 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 $450. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $869.
La Porte County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Springfield political report.
The average commute time for Springfield workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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