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Springfield, Florida
Location in Bay County and the state of Florida
Location in Bay County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°9′56″N 85°36′38″W / 30.16556°N 85.61056°W / 30.16556; -85.61056Coordinates: 30°9′56″N 85°36′38″W / 30.16556°N 85.61056°W / 30.16556; -85.61056
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Bay
Incorporated 1935
Area
 • Total 4.28 sq mi (11.08 km2)
 • Land 4.16 sq mi (10.78 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 8,903
 • Estimate 
(2019)
8,577
 • Density 2,061.28/sq mi (795.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 12-68275
GNIS feature ID 0291570

Springfield is a city in Bay County, Florida, United States, east of Panama City. The population was 8,903 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Panama CityLynn HavenPanama City Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. Springfield was incorporated on February 12, 1935.

Unlike much of Bay County, Springfield has been mostly left out of the recent real estate boom, possibly due to the large and odoriferous chemical mill and paper plant on the city's waterfront.

Geography

Springfield is located at 30°9′56″N 85°36′38″W / 30.16556°N 85.61056°W / 30.16556; -85.61056 (30.165451, -85.610525).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.8 km2), of which 4.3 square miles (11.2 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2) (4.88%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 1,188
1950 1,084 −8.8%
1960 4,628 326.9%
1970 5,949 28.5%
1980 7,220 21.4%
1990 8,715 20.7%
2000 8,810 1.1%
2010 8,903 1.1%
2019 (est.) 8,577 −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2010 census there were 8,903 people in 3,478 households, including 2,209 families, in the city. The population density was 2,070.5 inhabitants per square mile (794.9/km2). There were 4,238 housing units at an average density of 985.6 per square mile (378.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 66.0% White, 23.8% African American, 0.7% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.8% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 1.9% some other race, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.8%.

There were 3,478 households, 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were headed by married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 28.8% of households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% were someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.52, and the average family size was 3.07.

The age distribution was 24.6% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% 65 or older. The median age was 34.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

At the 2012 census, the median household income was $36,693. The per capita income for the city was $18,001. About 15.3% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.7% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Springfield is home to Rutherford High School, Everitt Middle School, Springfield Elementary School, and Shaw Adult Learning Center. The city is part of the Bay County School District.

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