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"City of Firsts"

Springfield is a city in Hampden County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Springfield, England.

The latitude of Springfield is 42.101N. The longitude is -72.59W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 152,157.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,417
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Springfield demographic reports
Springfield is on the Connecticut River.
Springfield was founded by William Pynchon of the Massachusetts Colony.

Known for its manufacture of firearms, the city served as a major arsenal during the Revolution.

In 1787 poor farmers from western Massachusetts, led by Daniel Shays, tried to seize the arms here. Those involved in the unsuccessful rebellion planned to use the weapons to force the closure of the courts that were seizing their lands for debt.

Springfield lays claim to being the birthplace of basketball, a game devised by local physical education teacher James Naismith to fill the gap between football and baseball seasons.
Public transportation: Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2,914. The number of murders and homicides was 15. The violent crime rate was 19.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Before and After"
Well-known residents have included:
· Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), author and illustrator
· Kurt Russell, actor
· Daniel B. Wesson, a founder of Smith & Wesson arms company
· Travis Best, basketball player
Performing arts: Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Lorraine State Park, Forest Park
Sports teams: Falcons (AHL)
Historic sites and museums: Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Indian Motorcycle Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Science Museum, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Colleges and universities: Western New England College, Springfield College, American International College, Springfield Technical Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 115

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Springfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hampden County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01105 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Springfield residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $15,232, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Springfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Springfield include Forest Park Heights Historic District, McKnight District, Quadrangle-Mattoon Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Springfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $448.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $956.


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Libraries in Springfield include Brightwood Branch Library, East Forest Park, East Springfield Branch Library, Forest Park Branch Library, Liberty Branch Library, Mason Square Branch Library, Pine Point Branch Library, Sixteen Acres Branch Library, Springfield City Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Springfield include Springfield Republican

TV stations in Springfield include WGBY, WGGB, WWLP.

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Springfield restaurants taking online reservations include Currents at the Springfield Marriott, Pazzo Ristorante ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Springfield workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 38 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Springfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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