Boise has the 87th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Boise area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Boise has the 84th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Boise is below average at $42,180, and the median cost of a home in Boise is $175,800, which is the same as the national average. 39% of workers in Boise 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 Boise. 79% of Boise workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Boise spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.