Springfield has the 1758th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Springfield is part of the Nashville metro area. Unemployment in the Nashville area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Nashville has the 34th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Springfield is below average at $44,700, and the median cost of a home in Springfield is $127,900, which is below the national average. 13% of workers in Springfield hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 80% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Springfield. 76% of Springfield workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Springfield spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.