Southbridge has the 1754th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Southbridge is part of the Worcester metro area. Unemployment in the Worcester area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Worcester has the 67th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Southbridge is below average at $51,630, and the median cost of a home in Southbridge is $191,900, which is above the national average. 17% of workers in Southbridge hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 81% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Southbridge. 80% of Southbridge workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Southbridge spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.