Battle Ground has the 1565th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Battle Ground is part of the Portland metro area. Unemployment in the Portland area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Portland has the 20th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Battle Ground is above average at $52,140, and the median cost of a home in Battle Ground is $205,900, which is above the national average. 20% of workers in Battle Ground hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 89% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Battle Ground. 79% of Battle Ground workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Battle Ground spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.