Downtown Springfield Association

Downtown Investment Guide: Demographics


As the regional hub for higher education, health care, and cultural facilities for southwest Missouri, downtown Springfield has 25,000 persons working in the central business district each day. It houses three universities with a total of 40,000 students, boasts five live theatres, two libraries, two museums, 16 movie screens, 20 art galleries, 35 restaurants and hosts dozens of events per year. With recent loft apartment developments, downtown Springfield is also home to more than 1,000 residents.

The following demographic reports are available: