Bloomington has the 287th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Bloomington is part of the Minneapolis metro area. Unemployment in the Minneapolis area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Minneapolis has the 14th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Bloomington is above average at $53,450, and the median cost of a home in Bloomington is $216,100, which is above the national average. 39% of workers in Bloomington hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Bloomington. 73% of Bloomington workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Bloomington spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.