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"Everywhere Should Be Like This"
Gateway City to Ozark Mountain Country
The Queen City of the Ozarks
Birthplace of Route 66

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.

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Zip Codes

65802, 65803, 65804, 65806, 65807, 65809, 65810, 65810

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Springfield is approximately 150,797 (2006), 159498 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 69,650 (2000), 69754 (2010).

The amount of land area in Springfield is 175.995 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Springfield is 73.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.682 sq kilometers.
The distance from Springfield to Washington DC is 930 miles. The distance to the Missouri state capital is 113 miles. (as the crow flies)
Springfield is positioned 37.19 degrees north of the equator and 93.28 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Springfield elevation is 1300 feet above sea level.
Springfield per capita income is $20,508 (2000).
Springfield median income is $29,433 (2005).

The Springfield median home price is $91,500 (2005).

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Springfield location: in the southwest corner of Missouri near Interstate 44 and US 65. Branson, Missouri is about 35 miles south and Kansas City, Missouri, is about 157 miles away. Other nearby communities include Battlefield, Brookline, Fremont Hills, Nixa, Willard, Strafford, Ozark and Republic.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Springfield is seasonal, but milder than much of the surrounding area.
The weather in Springfield is four seasons type. Weather page for Springfield.
The average low temperature is 24-55 (winter) degrees F.
The average high temperature is 59-87 (summer) degrees F.
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Springfield history:

There are several versions of how Springfield was named. The most common is that it was named for Springfield Massachusetts. The story says James Wilson offered a free whiskey to everyone who would vote for the name of his hometown, Springfield, Massachusetts, as the name for the new town. Some say the name was geographic being named such because the town was on a field near a spring on a hill. Another said that when a group met to choose a name, they handed in their favorite names. Kindred Rose turned in the name of springfield after his hometown of springfield, Tennessee. A history page for Springfield.
The settling of Springfield: 1830
The founding of Springfield: 1835
The incorporation date of Springfield: 1838

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Springfield attractions:

Springfield Convention and Visitor's Bureau
3315 East Battlefield
Springfield, Missouri 65804-4048
e-mail: cvb@springfieldmo.org
Phone: 417-881-5300 or toll-free 1-800-678-8767 for more information about Springfield and Branson.

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Attractions in Springfield.

Sister City - Isesaki, Japan. This relationship was established on July 18, 1986. isesaki, Japan

Dickerson Park Zoo
3043 N. Fort Ave.
Springfield, Missouri
Phone: (417) 864-1800
Open year-round. This zoo is nationally known for its breeding of elephants, cheetahs and bald eagles.

Springfield Art Museum
1111 E Brookside Dr
Springfield, MO 65807-1829
Phone: 417-837-5700

Springfield Regional Opera
109 Park Central Square
Springfield, MO 65806-1314
Phone: 417-863-1960

Springfield Symphony Association
1536 E Division St
Springfield, MO 65803-3823
Phone: 417-864-6683

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