Beverly Hills has the 887th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Beverly Hills is part of the Los Angeles metro area. Unemployment in the Los Angeles area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Los Angeles has the 2nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Beverly Hills is above average at $53,870, and the median cost of a home in Beverly Hills is over $1,000,000, which is above the national average. 60% of workers in Beverly Hills hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Beverly Hills. 72% of Beverly Hills workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Beverly Hills spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.