Springfield has the 122nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Springfield area is 3%, 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 Springfield is below average at $38,650, and the median cost of a home in Springfield is $106,900, which is below the national average. 26% of workers in Springfield hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Springfield. 83% of Springfield workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Springfield spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.