Springfield 68 Average
Springfield Livability #118 ranked city in Oregon#14,250 ranked city in the USARanks better than 51% of areas
A+ Springfield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Springfield Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Oregon
1088% more expensive than the US average
11818% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Springfield cost of living
D+ Springfield Crime Total crime is 15% higher than Oregon
Total crime
3,66642% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2842% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Springfield crime
F Springfield Employment Household income is 26% lower than Oregon
Median household income
$39,67028% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,16632% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%35% higher than the US average
Springfield employment
C+ Springfield Housing Home value is 33% lower than Oregon
Median home value
$166,30010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$82513% lower than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Springfield real estate or Springfield rentals
F Springfield Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Oregon
High school grad. rates
81%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
42%15% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:136% higher than the US average
Springfield K-12 schools
C- Springfield User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Springfield
Overall user rating
62% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
55% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
66% 7 total surveys
all Springfield poll results

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      Living in Springfield, OR

      Springfield, Oregon is a moderately-sized city with a population of 60,611 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,834 people per square mile, Springfield is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 89% of Springfield residents are White, 2% Asian and 2% American Indian and Alaskan.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Springfield, Oregon. Finding the best places to live in Springfield and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, housing and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 68/100, Springfield is ranked #12,819 in the United States and #122 in Oregon. If we examine each of the categories on their own, we see that Springfield ranks well for amenities (A+). Springfield does not do well for the following: crime (D-), education (F) and employment (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Springfield, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Chase Adventure Outfitters Day Tours, McKenzie River Golf Club, and Helfrich River Outfitters Day Trips.

      Assuming that Springfield meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Springfield. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Springfield are simply unattainable. The median home price for Springfield homes is $166,300, which is 32.7% lower than the Oregon average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Springfield, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 8.7% lower than the Oregon average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Springfield will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Springfield, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.1%.

      Springfield transportation information

      Average one way commute19min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.0%71.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.8%10.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.1%4.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.8%2.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.6%3.9%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%6.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)6354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)29711

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      Source: The Springfield, OR data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).