Springfield, Ohio is a small Midwestern city with an affordable cost of living. Compared to the rest of the country, it is 22.7 percent cheaper to live in Springfield. Housing in particular is extremely affordable, at just 33 percent of the national average. The median home cost in Springfield is just $56,700, compared to the national average of $170,100. The local population of 60,728 has been shrinking in recent years. Since 2000, the population has declined 9.19 percent.
With a picturesque location in the Buck Creek Valley and easy access to both Dayton and Columbus, Springfield is an ideal retreat from the bustle of big city life. Home to Wittenberg University, this city has a bit of a college town feel to it. However, this small campus houses just 2,100 students, so residents don't have to deal with the massive influx of students that one would find near a large campus.
Springfield Job Opportunities
Statistics for Springfield jobs are often combined with nearby New Carlisle. The combined population of all of Clark County is just 138,333. The top private employers in the area are Community Mercy Health Partners, Assurant Specialty Property, the Ohio Air National Guard Base in Springfield, Speedway and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Truck manufacturer Navistar International is another major company to consider for Springfield, OH jobs.
The largest industries for Springfield jobs are transportation, metals and metal products. Approximately 23 percent of jobs in the city are sales and office occupations. Management and professional occupations make up another 22 percent of jobs in Springfield, as do production, transportation and material moving occupations. Registered nurses, elementary teachers and secondary school teachers are the most common jobs in Springfield, OH for workers with college degrees.
Springfield Employment Trends
Unemployment in Springfield is lower than the national average, at 5.2 percent locally compared to 6.3 percent in the United States. Recent job growth is good at 2.47 percent, and future job growth is projected at 39.7 percent. Springfield enjoys a prime location both for big businesses and new startups. Sixty percent of the U.S. population falls within the city's 600 mile market. Next day truck delivery can reach 69 percent of the population. With immediate access to 1-70 and nearby access to 1-71 and 1-75, Springfield enjoys a central location that's ideal for entrepreneurs.
Job hunters can easily explore Springfield jobs as well as those in nearby Dayton, less than half an hour away.