Latest Data (2016)
Population 115,715
Nationwide Rank 241

Quick Facts

Springfield, Illinois is the 241st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Springfield, Illinois is a city.

Springfield, Illinois is currently 0.5% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Springfield, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 85% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Springfield, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
231 Allentown, Pennsylvania 120,443 12.9%
232 Evansville, Indiana 119,477 -1.4%
233 Beaumont, Texas 118,299 4.2%
234 Odessa, Texas 117,871 30.2%
235 Wilmington, North Carolina 117,525 30.9%
236 Arvada, Colorado 117,453 14.8%
237 Independence, Missouri 117,030 3.0%
238 Provo, Utah 116,868 10.6%
239 Lansing, Michigan 116,020 -2.7%
240 El Monte, California 115,807 -0.3%
241 Springfield, Illinois 115,715 3.0%
242 Fairfield, California 114,756 18.5%
243 Clearwater, Florida 114,361 4.4%
244 Peoria, Illinois 114,265 1.0%
245 Rochester, Minnesota 114,011 27.5%
246 Carlsbad, California 113,952 43.4%
247 Westminster, Colorado 113,875 12.3%
248 West Jordan, Utah 113,699 43.0%
249 Pearland, Texas 113,570 146.5%
250 Richardson, Texas 113,347 22.8%
251 Downey, California 113,267 5.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
111 Aurora 201,110 39.1%
174 Joliet 148,262 36.9%
175 Rockford 147,651 -2.7%
177 Naperville 147,122 13.7%
241 Springfield 115,715 3.0%
244 Peoria 114,265 1.0%
256 Elgin 112,123 18.1%
367 Waukegan 88,182 -0.1%
381 Champaign 86,637 22.9%
404 Cicero 82,992 -2.9%
433 Bloomington 78,005 18.7%
460 Arlington Heights 75,525 -1.2%
463 Evanston 74,895 1.0%
467 Bolingbrook 74,518 30.8%
468 Schaumburg 74,446 -1.1%
482 Decatur 72,706 -11.2%
513 Palatine 68,766 3.6%
566 Skokie 64,270 1.4%
638 Orland Park 58,862 14.4%
646 Des Plaines 58,141 1.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 115,715 241
2015 116,565 236
2014 116,809 233
2013 117,006 230
2012 117,126 227
2011 116,992 224
2010 116,250 221
2009 118,033 212
2008 117,456 212
2007 117,090 208
2006 116,476 204
2005 115,652 208
2004 114,874 210
2003 113,605 209
2002 112,854 206
2001 112,708 207
2000 112,236 205
1990 107,265 184
1880 19,743 100
1870 17,364 84