Springfield is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States and is a suburb of Washington, D.C. Within Springfield are three census-designated places (CDPs): Springfield, West Springfield, and North Springfield, including a large portion of Newington. All are officially titled Springfield by the US Postal Service.
Location of Springfield, Virginia
|- Total||9.8 sq mi|
|- Land||9.8 sq mi|
|– Water||0.0 sq mi|
|- Density||3,117.9/sq mi|
|Area code(s)||703, 571|
As of the census of 2000, there were 30,417 people, 10,495 households, and 7,472 families residing in the Springfield CDP. The population density was 3,117.9 people per square mile. There were 10,832 housing units at an average density of 1,110.3/sq mi.
There were 10,495 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, and 28.8% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.37.
In Springfield VA, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years.
The median income for a household in Springfield VA was $69,640, and the median income for a family was $73,903; as of a 2007 estimate, these figures had risen to $77,188 and $87,619, respectively. Males had a median income of $45,679 versus $36,075 for females. The per capita income for Springfield VA was $27,807. About 3.7% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
The zip code population totals for the entire Springfield community are as follows:
- 22150: 22,208
- 22151: 16,587
- 22152: 28,236
- 22153: 33,177
- Total: 100,208
Central Springfield is dominated by the over half-billion dollar Springfield Interchange highway project, which was completed in 2007. Due to its complexity, the interchange is popularly known as the “Mixing Bowl”, a name taken from an earlier interchange near the Pentagon. It includes three Interstates (I-95, I-395, and I-495), and has two exits less than a half mile awa. This project was dedicated on July 18, 2007 by Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine. The eight-year, $676 million Springfield Interchange Improvement Project was finished on time and on budget, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
- Washington Metro’s Blue Line at the Franconia-Springfield station
- Virginia Railway Express commuter rail at the Backlick Road station
- Amtrak (regional service only)
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus
- Fairfax Connector bus