Springfield, Colorado

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The historic Town of Springfield is a Statutory Town that is the County seat and most populous town of Baca County, Colorado, United States.[6] The population was 1,562 at the 2000 census. The town was named for Springfield, Missouri, the origin of early settlers to the town. According to the Plainsman Herald from March 1988, the Town was settled in 1888 or 1889 by Frank Pierce Tipton (DPOB 10 Dec 1852, Gallopolis, Ohio) who had travelled to Springfield from Moulton, Iowa via Springfield, MO in 1886 or 1887 in a covered wagon. Frank Tipton secured the title to 80 acres (320,000 m2) which was the original town site. Springfield has one school district which is RE-4[clarification needed]. The Superintendent, and elementary principal is Mike Page, and the High School principal is Richard Hargrove. The town has one library.

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Businesses

Businesses in Springfield include: Convenient Stores/Gas Stations: Loves, Loaf 'N' Jugs, Shamrock

Shopping Stores: Dollar General, Alco,

Gift Shops: Country Haven Gifts, Antiques, and Collectibles, Treasure Chest Mall

Motels: J's Motel, Craford Motel, Stage Stop Motel, Starlite Motel

Grocery Stores: Traders Thrifteway

Flower Shops: Robins Nest: Floral and Gifts, All Things Beautiful: Flowers and Things

Restaurants: Chubby's, Beeps Burgers, Trails Ends Dining, Longhorn Steakhouse, Subway(Located in Loves), Bar 4 Corral, La Mission at the Main

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Geography

Springfield is located at 37°24′24″N 102°37′2″W / 37.40667°N 102.61722°W / 37.40667; -102.61722 (37.406629, -102.617243)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,562 people, 715 households, and 409 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,793.8 people per square mile (693.2/km²). There were 838 housing units at an average density of 962.4/sq mi (371.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.88% White, 1.15% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 2.56% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.83% of the population.

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