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Springfield, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Springfield Census Designated Place had a population of 31,356 as of July 1, 2017. Springfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Springfield is located at latitude 38.7816 and longitude -77.1839 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Springfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Springfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390341) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Springfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Springfield, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 31,356
Daytime Population: Workers 30,313
Daytime Population: Residents 15,522
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,835
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 31,106
Population in Familes 24,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 250
Population Density2 3,988
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $91,012
Average Household Income $115,040
Per Capita Income $38,258


Total Housing Units 10,748 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,156 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,177 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 415 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $419,614
Average Home Value $465,242


Total Households 10,333
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 6,932
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% 0.43%
Households 0.19% 0.34%
Families 0.1% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Springfield, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Springfield to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 35 94th
Population Density # 53 91st
Diversity Index # 20 97th
Median Household Income # 99 83rd
Per Capita Income # 124 79th

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