Statistics

Incorporation February 25, 1885
Form of Government Council-Manager
Area (square miles) 15.57
Elevation 456 feet
Latitude 44:02:47 N
Longitude 123:01:15 W
Employees (excluding Police & Fire)
Employees (number excluding police & fire)
235
Culture & Recreation
1
Community Centers 5
1
46
Acreage (including parks, sports parks, linear parks, & recreation facilities)
About 1,500
2
Tennis Courts
12
Teen Centers
1
Fitness Centers
3
1
City of Springfield Facilities

Streets (miles)

266.7

Street Lights

4,038

Traffic Signals

64
Fire Protection 
Springfield Stations
5
Fire Personnel & Officers
99
Fire Calls Answered
416
Medical Calls
11,433
FY14 Annual Report
Police Protection
1
Police Personnel & Officers
68 sworn, 55 civilian
Calls for Service
47,817
Dispatched Calls
45,185
Incident Reports
10,850
Arrests
5,981
Traffic Violations 7,749
Sewage System
Sanitary Sewers (miles)
229
Stormwater Pipe (miles)
206
Treatment Plants (Regional Facility)
1
Wastewater/Stormwater Service Accounts
19,000
Daily Average Treatment (gallons)
32 mgd
Maximum Hydraulic Capacity of Treatment Plant
277 mgd
Maximum Daily Capacity of Secondary Treatment
165 mgd
Water System
Water Mains (miles)
220
Wastewater/Stormwater Service Accounts
19,000
Fire Hydrants
1,205
Daily Average Consumption (gallons)
8.2 mgd
Maximum Daily Capacity of Treatment Plant (gallons)
277 mgd
Education
Elementary Schools (grades K-5)
16
Elementary School Instructors
319
Secondary Schools (grades 6-12)
7
Secondary School Instructors
300
Alternative Education Schools (grades 6-12)
2
Community Colleges
1
4-year universities and colleges (Springfield & Eugene) 5
Hospitals
Hospitals
2
Patient beds
500
Airports
Certified for carrier operations (nearest to Springfield) 4
Mahlon Sweet Field (approx. 17 miles; Eugene, OR; ID: EUG)
Corvallis Municipal (approx. 36 miles; Corvallis, OR; ID: CVO)
McNary Field (approx. 59 miles; Salem, OR; ID: SLE)
Portland International Airport (approx. 123 miles; Portland, OR; ID: PDX)
Other public-use airports (nearest to Springfield) 3
Hobby Field (approx. 10 miles; Creswell, OR; ID: 77S)
Cottage Grove State (approx. 19 miles; Cottage Grove, OR; ID: 61S)
Lebanon State (approx. 33 miles; Lebanon, OR; ID: S30)

Sources: City Finance, Fire, Police, and Public Works departments; Springfield School District #19; Willamalane Parks and Recreation District; McKenzie Willamette Hospital; PeaceHealth Hospital; and Springfield Utility Board. Last updated December 17, 2008.

Climate

Average relative humidity is 74% at 10 a.m. and 60% at 4 p.m. Thunderstorms occur infrequently throughout the year, averaging five annually. Over the last 30 years, Springfield’s average annual rainfall is approximately 46 inches (117 centimeters) and monthly average temperatures, precipitation, and snow fall are depicted in the charts below.

Population History and Projections

Year  Lane County Metro  Springfield  Eugene 
———— ————— Percent
Change
Annual
Average%
—————- —————— ————-
1910 33,783 1,838 9,009
1920 36,166 1,855 10,593
1930 54,593 2,364 18,901
1940 69,096 3,805 20,838
1950 125,776 10,807 35,879
1955 133,553 12,500 44,406
1960 162,890 19,616 50,977
1965 198,000 21.55 3.98 23,500 72,600
1970 215,401 8.79 1.70 156,941 26,874 79,028
1975 241,800 12.26 2.34 34,900 94,600
1980 275,226 13.82 2.62 197,632 41,621 105,664
1985 269,500 -2.08 -.42 40,690 106,100
1990 282,912 4.98 .98 204,359 44,683 112,669
1995 301,900 6.71 1.73 223,340 49,005 121,905
1998 313,000 1.29 51,700 133,460
2007 339,870 57,320 143,910
Projections assuming Springfield=16%, Eugene=40% of Lane County
2000 330,000 7.07 1.38 240,700 52,800 132,000
2005 352,300 6.76 1.32 257,400 56,370 140,920
2010 381,000 8.15 1.58 277,600 60,960 152,400
2015 413,300 8.48 1.64 301,400 66,130 165,320
2020 445,100 7.69 1.48 325,400 71,216 178,040

Demographics

Population Age Groups
1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
Under 5 years 2,444 2,709 4,184 3,929 4,327 4,450
5-19 years 5,954 7,790 9,495 9,745 11,585 10,752
20-44 years 6,378 9,345 18,654 19,468 20,983 20,433
45-64 years 3,546 4,960 5,808 6,733 10,546 14,064
65+ years 1,294 2,243 3,480 4,808 5,423 5,837
Median Age 25 years 25 years 26 years 30 years 32 years 31 years

Housing

Percent built 2005 or later: 1.4%
Percent built 2000 to 2004: 5.0%
Percent built 1990 to 1999: 14.4%
Percent built 1980 to 1989: 7.3%
Percent built 1970 to 1979: 33.1%
Percent built 1969 or earlier: 38.8%
1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
Total Housing Units 10,851 17,469 18,121 21,500 23,451

Agricultural Products

(Top 4 largest gross farm sales)

– Specialty Crops

– Filberts (hazelnuts)

– Mint Oil Crops

– Vegetable Crops
– Grass & Legume Seeds