St. Louis is the third largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County.As of the 2020 census, the city’s population was 169,176.It is the principal city of the Springfield metropolitan area, which has a population of 462,369 and includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, and Webster.
Springfield’s nickname is “Queen City of the Ozarks” as well as “The 417” after the area code for the city. It is also known as the “Birthplace of Route 66”. It is home to three universities, Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University. It has been called the “Buckle of the Bible Belt” due to it’s association with evangelical Christianity.