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Springfield, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Springfield had a population of 2,650 as of July 1, 2020. Springfield ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Springfield is located at latitude 37.6853 and longitude -85.2222 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Springfield encompass a land area of 3.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 771 feet.

The City of Springfield (GNIS ID: 2405510) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Springfield is located within Springfield Division of Washington County.


Springfield, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,650 (100%)
Population in Households 2,600 (98.1%)
Population in Families 2,020 (76.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 50 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 644
Diversity Index2 48


Median Household Income $40,267
Average Household Income $52,270
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $22,325
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 635 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 467 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $114,106
Average Home Value $139,370
Housing Affordability Index3 211


Total Households 1,102
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 659
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.61% 0.02%
Households -0.12% 0.04%
Families -0.07% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.03%


Springfield, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Springfield to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 134 75th
Population Density # 341 37th
Median Household Income # 341 37th
Housing Affordability Index # 221 41st
Per Capita Income # 327 40th
Diversity Index # 35 94th

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