Springfield, Florida

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Springfield is a city in Bay County, Florida, United States, east of Panama City. The population was 8,810 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 9,043 [1]. It is part of the Panama CityLynn HavenPanama City Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. Springfield was incorporated on February 12, 1935. [2]

Unlike much of Bay County, Springfield has been mostly left out of the recent real estate boom, possibly due to the large and odiferous chemical mill and paper plant on the city's waterfront.

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Geography

Springfield is located at 30°9′56″N 85°36′38″W / 30.16556°N 85.61056°W / 30.16556; -85.61056 (30.165451, -85.610525)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.7 km² (4.1 mi²). 10.3 km² (4.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (3.88%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,810 people, 3,427 households, and 2,350 families residing in the city. The population density was 859.0/km² (2,223.6/mi²). There were 3,946 housing units at an average density of 384.7/km² (996.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.43% White, 23.34% African American, 0.85% Native American, 4.26% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.96% from other races, and 3.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.55% of the population.

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