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Springfield is a city in Sangamon County.

It is the state capital and the county seat. [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 39.801N. The longitude is -89.643W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 113,586.


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Median household income
Local
$39,388
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Springfield demographic reports
Springfield is south of the Sangamon River and near Lake Springfield.
During the years that Abraham Lincoln lived here, he worked as an attorney and served as a legislator.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The violent crime rate was per 1,000 people.
Local foods: horseshoe sandwiches (toast with ham, french fries and cheese sauce)
Well-known residents have included:
· Al Barlick, baseball umpire
· Ed Barrow, baseball manager and executive
· President Abraham Lincoln
· Vachel Lindsay, poet
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Illinois State Fair - Aug. 10-19, 2007
  • International Route 66 Mother Road Festival - Sept. 28-30, 2007
  • Ethnic Festival - Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2007
  • Indian Summer Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
  • Highland Games & Celtic Festival - May 19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Springfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Eagle Creek/Wolf Creek State Parks, Sangchris Lake State Park
Springfield attractions: Lincoln Memorial Garden, Henson Robinson Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Illinois State Museum, Springfield Children's Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Tomb, Old State Capitol, Museum of Funeral Customs
Colleges and universities: University of Illinois, Lincoln Land Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 94

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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, Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

24% of Springfield residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $23,324, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Springfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Springfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $427.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $914.


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Libraries in Springfield include Illinois State Library, Lincoln Library, North Branch, Southeast Branch, West Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Springfield include State Journal-Register

TV stations in Springfield include WCFN, WICS, WRSP.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUIS.

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Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Springfield political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Springfield workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 29 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 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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