In Springfield there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. The median age is 39.4 years of age over the entire population of Massachusetts. The non-Hispanic white population of Massachusetts has declined to its current level from almost 85% in 1970. Schools lack organizations and opportunities but they are not terrible! The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.21%. Info for Springfield Government Officials. A long-standing border dispute with Rhode Island was finally settled with a sizable exchange of territory in 1862. Springfield's property crime levels tend to be much higher than Based on the housing stock, population density, and the proximity of amenities of the area. Census coverage included all of Massachusetts from 1790 on. Print. //-->,