Avenal has the 2131st largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 14.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Avenal is part of the Hanford metro area. Unemployment in the Hanford area is 8%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Hanford has the 303rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Avenal is below average at $46,870, and the median cost of a home in Avenal is $115,100, which is below the national average. 3% of workers in Avenal hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 45% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Avenal. 76% of Avenal workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 15% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Avenal spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.