Taunton has the 508th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Taunton is part of the Providence metro area. Unemployment in the Providence area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Providence has the 41st largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Taunton is below average at $49,890, and the median cost of a home in Taunton is $239,500, which is above the national average. 18% of workers in Taunton 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 Taunton. 82% of Taunton workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Taunton spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.