Community Focus 2015
A REPORT FOR SPRINGFIELD & GREENE COUNTY

COMMUNITY AT A GLANCE

GENERAL POPULATION STATISTICS

Greene County Population,
2013 Estimate

Inside Springfield City Limits 164,122
Outside Springfield City Limits 119,848
Total Population 283,970

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013

Greene County Median Age

35.8
2010
35.1
2000

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013

Greene County Race

Greene County Race

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013

People With Income Below Poverty Line

People with Income Below Poverty Line

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013

EMPLOYMENT

Employment By Sector For Springfield MSA*

Rank Sector Number Employed
1 Education & Health Services 37,000
2 Government 29,300
3 Professional & Business Services 24,900
4 Retail Trade 24,800
5 Leisure & Hospitality 19,600
6 Manufacturing 14,700
7 Financial Activities 11,800
8 Wholesale Trade 10,200
9 Transportation & Utilities 10,000
10 Other Services 8,600
11 Construction & Mining 7,800
12 Information 4,100

*Springfield MSA (metropolitan statistical area) includes Greene, Christian, Dallas, Polk and Webster counties. Source: USDC, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, 2014

Greene County Unemployment Rate

Greene County Unemployment Rate

Source: USDC, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015

EDUCATION

Greene County Education Level Estimate

90.1%
High School or higher
28.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013

Springfield Public School District Enrollment*

Grade Level September 2014-2015
Enrollment
Elementary 12,340  
Middle School 5,545  
High School 7,170  
District Total 25,055  

*Note: SPS is Missouri's largest school district
Source: Missouri Student Information System Report, Misouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2015

Universities & Community College,
Total Enrollment*

Institution Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Missouri State University 22,385 21,179
Drury University 4,215 3,916
Evangle University & Assemblies of God Theological Seminary 2,209 2,118
Ozarks Technical Community College 14,396 13,071

*Note: Combined enrollment for undergraduate, graduate, adult studies, and continuing professional studies. Source: Enrollment/Registrar Offices at Institutions, 2015

HOUSEHOLD STATISTICS

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2013