Robertson County Courthouse in 2019
"Home of the World's Finest Dark Fired Tobacco"
Location of Springfield in Robertson County, Tennessee.
|• Mayor||Ann Schneider|
|• City Manager||Regnia Holt|
|• Vice Mayor||Tim Harris|
|• Total||13.14 sq mi (34.03 km2)|
|• Land||13.13 sq mi (34.00 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||660 ft (203 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,316.04/sq mi (508.12/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1271139|
Springfield is a city in and the county seat of Robertson County, which is located in Middle Tennessee on the northern border of the state. The population was 16,478 at the 2010 census and 17,277 in 2019.
Springfield is located at (36.499508, -86.878717).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.2 square miles (32 km2), all land.
At the 2010 census there were 16,957 people in 6,212 households, including 3,778 families, in the city. The population density was 1,173.9 people per square mile (453.1/km2). There were 5,836 housing units at an average density of 478.1 per square mile (184.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.2% White, 21.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.76% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.5%.
Of the 5,453 households 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.8% of households were one person and 11.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.
The age distribution was 24.8% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.
The median household income was $46,7577 and the median family income was $42,018. Males had a median income of $32,270 versus $22,765 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,611. About 13.7% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.
- NorthCrest Medical Center
2016 Mayoral Election
On November 8, 2016, Vice Mayor Ann Schneider defeated Buzzy Poole in the 2016 Mayoral Election by 38 votes. One month later, she was sworn into office as Springfield's first female mayor, succeeding Billy Paul Carneal.
The City of Springfield Parks and Recreation maintains:
- American Legion Field
- Garner Street Park
- J. Travis Price Park
- Martin Luther King Jr. Park
- Springfield Greenway
The city is served by
- Springfield High School
- Springfield Middle School
- Krisle Elementary School
- Cheatham Park Elementary School
- Westside Elementary School
- Bransford Elementary School
- Crestview Elementary School
- South Haven Christian School
- David Alexander, president of Pomona College and administrator of the Rhodes Scholar program, was born in Springfield
- Edward Butler, Army officer in the American Revolution and former acting Inspector General of the United States Army, died in Springfield
- Richard Cheatham, Whig Congressman from Tennessee, was a Springfield native and resident. His children included:
- Jeff Fosnes, record-setting Vanderbilt University basketball star, became a doctor in Springfield and still lives there
- Daniel E. Garrett, born near Springfield, practiced law there and was elected to the state house and senate from Springfield; he later moved to Texas, where he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
- Albert Hadley, interior designer and decorator, was born in Springfield
- Charles Hartmann, New Orleans jazz trombonist and union activist, died in Springfield
- Paul Henderson, African-American photojournalist, was born in Springfield
- Sabi "Doc" Kumar, India-born surgeon and member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, lives in Springfield
- Alice Vassar LaCour, African-American teacher and singer, was principal of an American Missionary Association school in Springfield for former slaves
- Bill Monroe, musician called the "Father of Bluegrass", died in Springfield
- Romeo Nelson, boogie woogie pianist, was born in Springfield
- Jasen Rauch, Christian rock guitarist and songwriter, lives in Springfield
- Bill Sanders, award-winning editorial cartoonist, was born in Springfield
- Tracy Smothers, professional wrestler, was born in Springfield
- Harry Underwood, self-taught "outsider artist", has his home and studio in Springfield
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- "1923 Springfield Blanket Makers Roster". Stats Crew. Retrieved May 27, 2020.