Brawley has the 1196th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Brawley is part of the El Centro metro area. Unemployment in the El Centro area is 19%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. El Centro has the 291st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Brawley is below average at $41,710, and the median cost of a home in Brawley is $134,700, which is below the national average. 11% of workers in Brawley hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 70% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Brawley. 78% of Brawley workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Brawley spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.