Northport has the 1261st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Northport is part of the Tuscaloosa metro area. Unemployment in the Tuscaloosa area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Tuscaloosa has the 194th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Northport is below average at $40,880, and the median cost of a home in Northport is $161,400, which is below the national average. 34% of workers in Northport hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 89% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Northport. 85% of Northport workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Northport spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.