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Springfield is a city in and the county seat[4] of Robertson County, which is located in Middle Tennessee on the northern border of the state. The population was 16,478 at the 2010 census and 16,809 in 2016.

Springfield, Tennessee
Robertson County Courthouse in Springfield
Robertson County Courthouse in Springfield
Location of Springfield in Robertson County, Tennessee.
Location of Springfield in Robertson County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°29′58″N 86°52′43″W / 36.49944°N 86.87861°W / 36.49944; -86.87861Coordinates: 36°29′58″N 86°52′43″W / 36.49944°N 86.87861°W / 36.49944; -86.87861
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyRobertson
Government
 • TypeCouncil/Manager
 • MayorAnn Schneider
 • City ManagerRegnia Holt
 • Vice MayorTim Harris
Area
 • Total12.2 sq mi (31.6 km2)
 • Land12.2 sq mi (31.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
660 ft (203 m)
Population
 (2010)Estimate
 • Total16,440
 • Estimate 
(2018)[1]
16,957
 • Density1,173.9/sq mi (453.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37172
Area code(s)615
FIPS code47-70500[2]
GNIS feature ID1271139[3]
Websitehttp://www.springfield-tn.org

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GeographyEdit

Springfield is located at 36°29′58″N 86°52′43″W / 36.49944°N 86.87861°W / 36.49944; -86.87861 (36.499508, -86.878717).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.2 square miles (32 km2), all land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18901,372
19001,73226.2%
19102,08520.4%
19203,86085.1%
19305,57744.5%
19406,66819.6%
19506,506−2.4%
19609,22141.7%
19709,7205.4%
198010,81411.3%
199011,2273.8%
200014,32927.6%
201016,44014.7%
Est. 201816,957[1]3.1%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,329 people, 5,453 households, and 3,778 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,173.9 people per square mile (453.1/km²). There were 5,836 housing units at an average density of 478.1 per square mile (184.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.56% White, 25.91% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.76% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.94% of the population.

There were 5,453 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,379, and the median income for a family was $42,018. Males had a median income of $32,270 versus $22,765 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,322. About 13.7% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.

MedicalEdit

  • NorthCrest Medical Center

Local politicsEdit

2016 Mayoral Election

On November 8, 2016, Vice Mayor Ann Schneider defeated Buzzy Poole in the 2016 Mayoral Election by 38 votes.[8] One month later, she was sworn into office as Springfield's first female mayor, succeeding Billy Paul Carneal.

RecreationEdit

The City of Springfield Parks and Recreation maintains:

  • American Legion Field
  • Garner Street Park
  • J. Travis Price Park
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Springfield Greenway

EducationEdit

The city is served by

The Highland Crest higher education facility is home to Volunteer State Community College and Austin Peay State University.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Springfield mayor race decided by 38 votes". The Tennesseean. 8 November 2016.

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