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Springfield Minnesota population sign Location of Springfield, Minnesota

 Springfield (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 2,530 2,303 2,173 2,215 2,152 -63 -2.84
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.40 1.40 1.41 1.81 1.81 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,807.1 1,645.0 1,541.1 1,223.9 1,188.9 -34.95 -2.84
Housing Units 873 952 943 968 1,015 +47 +4.86
Households -- 912 889 897 913 +16 +1.78
Persons Per Household -- 2.38 2.31 2.33 2.36 +0.03 +1.29


Springfield is a city in Brown County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 14 serves as a main arterial route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km˛), all of it land. The Cottonwood River flows through the city. The elevation is 1,020 ft (311 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 2,215 people, 897 households, and 562 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,223.9 people per square mile (472.5/km˛). There were 968 housing units at an average density of 534.9/sq mi (206.5/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.33% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

There were 897 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,643, and the median income for a family was $41,071. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,779 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,977. About 2.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

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BURNSTOWN, first settled in 1857, was named for J. F. Burns, one of the early settlers, who came in 1858. This township was organized October 14, 1871. "In 1877 the village of Burns was surveyed . . . on the line of the Winona and St. Peter railroad. . . . February 21, 1881, it was incorporated under the name of Springfield."

SPRINGFIELD, the railway village in Burnstown, platted in 1877, was then named Burns, but at its incorporation, February 21, 1881, received its present name. This is said by Stennett to be derived from the city of Springfield, Mass., but Juni refers its origin to a very large spring there, on the north side of the Cottonwood River and high above it. The earlier name of Burns Station and the name of the township were for brothers, John and Dan Burns; when Michael Gamble built the first store in 1872, he chose a new name, Springfield, and became the first postmaster when the office opened in 1873. The Opera House was built in 1892 and was the site of traveling shows, medicine shows, Turner Club men's gymnastics, dances, school entertainment, sports, graduations, and political and suffrage rallies. The village, built principally of brick, had five grain elevators, brick and tile works, a flour mill, and a creamery. The Potter Stockyard began in 1930 on land Reuben Potter had purchased in 1919 from his father, former Senator L. E. Potter, and was renamed Springfield Stockyard in 1976 when Merlin Fredin and his sons became owners.

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Springfield City Hall
2 E Central
Springfield, MN 56087
Phone: (507) 723-3500
Fax: (507) 723-6210
Mayor Mark Brown
216 N Jefferson
Springfield, MN 56087
(507) 723-6139
City Manager Malcolm Tilberg
2 E Central
Springfield, MN 56087
(507) 723-3500
Council Member Phil Jensen
316 Riverside Drive
Springfield, MN 56087
(507) 723-9954
Council Member Lowell Helget
417 N Marshall
Springfield, MN 56087
(507) 723-8862
Council Member Mike Rothmeier
509 W Lincoln Street
Springfield, MN 56087
(507) 723-6536
Council Member Tim Gramentz
312 W Lincoln Street
Springfield, MN 56087
(507) 723-4432

Post Office:
US Post Office
18 W Central Street
Springfield, MN
(507) 723-5656
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 4:15 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 am  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                4:30 pm

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Springfield Public Utilities (507) 723-3519
Natural Gas Reliant Energy (877) 809-3803
Wastewater Springfield Public Utilities (507) 723-3519
Water Springfield Public Utilities (507) 723-3519
Telephone NU-Telecom (507) 723-4211
Cable TV Mediacom (800) 332-0245

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Coleman Powermate, Inc. Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 275
St John Lutheran Home Nursing Care Facilities 235
Springfield Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 100
Ochs Brick & Tile Co Clay Product & Refractory Manufacturing 80
Springfield Medical Center/Mayo Health System General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 80
L & S Electric Building Equipment Contractors 50
Teske Manufacturing Machinery, Equipment, & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50
Salonek Construction Nonresidential Building Construction 30
Genuine Woodcraft House. & Inst. Furniture & Kitchen Cabinet Mfg. 6


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