Republic has the 1848th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Republic is part of the Springfield metro area. Unemployment in the Springfield area is 3.4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Springfield has the 128th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Republic is below average at $38,650, and the median cost of a home in Republic is $117,400, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in Republic hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Republic. 83% of Republic workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Republic spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.