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Springfield, Nebraska
Main Street, Springfield
Main Street, Springfield
Location of Springfield within Sarpy County and Nebraska
Location of Springfield within Sarpy County and Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°4′56″N 96°7′57″W / 41.08222°N 96.13250°W / 41.08222; -96.13250Coordinates: 41°4′56″N 96°7′57″W / 41.08222°N 96.13250°W / 41.08222; -96.13250
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Sarpy
Area
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,066 ft (325 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,529
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,624
 • Density 3,730/sq mi (1,442/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68059
Area code(s) 402, 531
FIPS code 31-46520
GNIS feature ID 0833737

Springfield is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,529 at the 2010 census.

History

Springfield was platted in 1873 by a U.S. civil war veteran named J. D. Sprearman. This was done in anticipation of the coming of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The town was named from several springs nearby.

Geography

Springfield is located at 41°4′56″N 96°7′57″W / 41.08222°N 96.13250°W / 41.08222; -96.13250 (41.082245, -96.132431).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), all of it land.

The nearest hospital is Midlands Hospital (9.1 miles) located in Papillion, Nebraska. Papillion is also the location of the county courthouse.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 400
1910 463 15.8%
1920 413 −10.8%
1930 419 1.5%
1940 370 −11.7%
1950 377 1.9%
1960 506 34.2%
1970 795 57.1%
1980 782 −1.6%
1990 1,426 82.4%
2000 1,450 1.7%
2010 1,529 5.4%
2019 (est.) 1,624 6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,529 people, 575 households, and 423 families living in the city. The population density was 2,215.9 inhabitants per square mile (855.6/km2). There were 604 housing units at an average density of 875.4 per square mile (338.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 575 households, of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 37.3 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

Attractions

Springfield is the site of the Sarpy County fair held every August. The MoPac Trail runs from Springfield south to the Platte River. This trail will connect Omaha to Lincoln upon completion. Springfield Drug still has an old fashioned soda fountain.

In popular culture

  • The music video for "You and I" by Lady Gaga was filmed in Springfield between July 21–24, 2011.
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