Springfield has the 184th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Springfield area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is is staying the same. Springfield has the 198th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Springfield is below average at $48,800, and the median cost of a home in Springfield is $116,600, which is below the national average. 34% of workers in Springfield hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Springfield. 82% of Springfield workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Springfield spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.