Springfield (Missouri)

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Coordinates 37°12′55″N 93°17′54″W
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Greene, Christian
Founded 1834
Incorporated 1838
Elevation 1,299 ft (396 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP codes 65800-65899
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-70000
GNIS feature ID 0735864
U.S. Routes
Airport Springfield-Branson National Airport
Website www.springfieldmo.gov
Government (Type) Council–manager
Government (Mayor) Ken McClure
Government (City) 82.98 sq mi (214.91 km2)
Government (Land) 82.39 sq mi (213.39 km2)
Government (Water) 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
Government (Metro) 3,021 sq mi (7,824 km2)
Area (City) 82.98 sq mi (214.91 km2)
Area (Land) 82.39 sq mi (213.39 km2)
Area (Water) 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
Area (Metro) 3,021 sq mi (7,824 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 169,176
Population (2020) (Estimate (2019)) 167,882
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 152nd
Population (2020) (Density) 2,037.63/sq mi (786.73/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 273,724 (US: 139th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 475,432 (US: 117th)

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Springfield is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. As of the 2020 census, the city's population was 169,176. It is the principal city of the Springfield metropolitan area, which has an estimated 2021 population of 481,483 and includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, and Webster, and is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the state of Missouri. Springfield's nickname is "Queen City of the Ozarks" as well as "The 417" after the area code for the city. It is also known as the "Birthplace of Route 66". It is home to several universities and colleges, including Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University. The city is an important center of education and medical care, with two of the largest hospitals in the area, CoxHealth and Mercy, employing over 20,000 people combined, and being the largest employers in the region. It has been called the "Buckle of the Bible Belt" due to its association with evangelical Christianity. The city and surrounding area have been growing more diverse over the decades. Between the 2010 and 2020 censuses, the population of Greene County grew by over 23,700 people, largely as a result of immigration.

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