Springfield, MO

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Population

468,126

1.44% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$46,905

2.59% decline

Number of Employees

213,993

3.56% decline

Median Property Value

$150,100

1.28% growth

About

In 2018, Springfield, MO had a population of 468k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $46,905. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Springfield, MO grew from 461,469 to 468,126, a 1.44% increase and its median household income declined from $48,151 to $46,905, a -2.59% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Springfield, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.4%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.86%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), White (Hispanic) (2.17%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%). N/A% of the people in Springfield, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Springfield, MO are Missouri State University-Springfield (4,880 degrees awarded in 2017), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,933 degrees), and Drury University (1,030 degrees).

The median property value in Springfield, MO is $150,100, and the homeownership rate is 62%. Most people in Springfield, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Springfield, MO is 2 cars per household.

Springfield, MO borders Branson, MO and Lebanon, MO.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Springfield, MO employs 214k people. The largest industries in Springfield, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,776 people), Retail Trade (29,158 people), and Educational Services (21,372 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($108,190), Utilities ($85,320), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,313).

Median household income in Springfield, MO is $46,905. Males in Springfield, MO have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in Springfield, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,905

2018 value

± $2,206

-2.59%

1 Year Growth

± 6.33%

Households in Springfield, MO have a median annual income of $46,905, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,151 in 2017, which represents a -2.59% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,351

Average Male Salary

± $1,432

$46,612

Average Female Salary

± $1,019

In 2018, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $74,580 ± $64,696

  2. Asian

    $72,953 ± $8,565

  3. American Indian

    $52,051 ± $20,853

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Springfield, MO is from Missouri.

0.461

2018 Wage GINI

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.206% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Springfield, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $81,663, followed by Platte County, MO and Cass County, MO, with respective values of $80,468 and $71,114.

The following map shows all of the counties in Springfield, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Springfield, MO (72.9k out of 440k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    63,651 ± 1,773

  2. Hispanic

    3,057 ± 427

  3. Two Or More

    2,995 ± 421

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Springfield, MO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

214k

2018 Value

± 7,725

-3.56%

1 Year decline

± 5.26%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Springfield, MO declined at a rate of -3.56%, from 222k employees to 214k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Springfield, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,088 people), Sales & Related Occupations (22,134 people), and Management Occupations (21,467 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Springfield, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Springfield, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,088 people), Sales & Related Occupations (22,134 people), and Management Occupations (21,467 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Springfield, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.46 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.33 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Springfield, MO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,067), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,196), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($67,936).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

214k

2018 Value

± 7,725

-3.56%

1 Year decline

± 5.26%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Springfield, MO declined at a rate of -3.56%, from 222k employees to 214k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Springfield, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,776 people), Retail Trade (29,158 people), and Educational Services (21,372 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Springfield, MO, though some of these residents may live in Springfield, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Springfield, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,776 people), Retail Trade (29,158 people), and Educational Services (21,372 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Springfield, MO has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.33 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.24 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Springfield, MO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($108,190), Utilities ($85,320), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,313).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.4B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $24.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($24.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$299B

2020 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

44.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $299B. This is expected to increase 44.9% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.5B

  2. $14.6B

  3. $10.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $35.5B, followed by Kansas with $14.6B and Texas and $10.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.8% of the population of Springfield, MO has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Springfield, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Springfield, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missouri in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.2%

Uninsured

47.9%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Springfield, MO grew by 1.04% from 10.1% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Springfield, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Springfield, MO is home to a population of 468k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.48% of Springfield, MO residents were born outside of the country (11.4k people).

In 2018, there were 31.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (419k people) in Springfield, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.4k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 11.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Springfield, MO was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Springfield, MO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Springfield, MO residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.48%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.4k people

2.51%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.5k people

As of 2017, 2.48% of Springfield, MO residents (11.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Springfield, MO was 2.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    38,406 ± 4,796 people

  2. China

    19,981 ± 3,465 people

  3. India

    18,427 ± 3,328 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 38,406 Missouri residents, followed by China with 19,981 and India with 18,427.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2018 Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.9% of Springfield, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Springfield, MO was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Springfield, MO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    419k ± 2.47k

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    13.4k ± 1.98k

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    11.7k ± 1.41k

In 2018, there were 31.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (419k people) in Springfield, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.4k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 11.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Springfield, MO as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,466 ± 1,320

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,958 ± 1,299

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,655 ± 864

Springfield, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Springfield, MO awarded 11,408 degrees. The student population of Springfield, MO is skewed towards women, with 19,293 male students and 28,817 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Springfield, MO are White (9,198 and 85.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (395 and 3.68%), Two or More Races (322 and 3%), and Black or African American (318 and 2.96%).

The largest universities in Springfield, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri State University-Springfield (4,880 and 42.8%), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,933 and 25.7%), and Drury University (1,030 and 9.03%).

The most popular majors in Springfield, MO are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,144 and 10%), General Business Administration & Management (747 and 6.55%), and Registered Nursing (608 and 5.33%).

The median tuition costs in Springfield, MO are $21,500 for private four year colleges, and $6,300 and $13,740 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 318 degrees awarded

  2. 310 degrees awarded

  3. 400 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Springfield, MO was Elementary Education & Teaching with 318 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Springfield, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,880 degrees awarded

  2. 2,933 degrees awarded

  3. 1,030 degrees awarded

$6,300

Median In-State Public

$21,500

Median Private

In 2017, the Springfield, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri State University-Springfield with 4,880 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,321

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,087

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,321 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Springfield, MO, which is 0.61 times less than the 7,087 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Springfield, MO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,198 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    395 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    322 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Springfield, MO were to White students. These 9,198 degrees mean that there were 23.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 395 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Springfield, MO was $150,100 in 2018, which is 0.653 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $148,200 to $150,100, a 1.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Springfield, MO is 62%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Springfield, MO have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Springfield, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$150,100

2018 Median

± $4,171

$148,200

2017 Median

± $3,883

In 2018, the median property value in Springfield, MO grew to to $150,100 from the previous year's value of $148,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Springfield, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Springfield, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$46,905

Median Household Income

± $2,206

193k

Number of Households

± 7,073

In 2018, the median household income of the 193k households in Springfield, MO declined from $46,905 from the previous year's value of $48,151.

The following chart displays the households in Springfield, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Springfield, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Springfield, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

62%

2018 Homeownership

63.5%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 62% of the housing units in Springfield, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Springfield, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Springfield, MO have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Springfield, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.68%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.83%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Springfield, MO was Drove Alone (84.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.68%) and those who Worked At Home (3.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Springfield, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Springfield, MO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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