IJS The Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in Central Illinois, anchored by the city of Springfield. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 201,437 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 208,182).
Springfield is south of Peoria, Illinois, Pekin, Illinois, and Lincoln, Illinois; southwest of Bloomington, Illinois and Champaign, Illinois; and west of Decatur, Illinois. The southern portion of the Springfield metropolitan area is north of the Metro-East, the Southern Illinois portion of the Greater St. Louis area.
As of the census of 2000, there were 201,437 people, 83,595 households, and 54,361 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 88.11% White, 9.08% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $44,777, and the median income for a family was $53,448. Males had a median income of $37,283 versus $27,912 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $22,379.