Buda has the 2074th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 86.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Buda is part of the Austin metro area. Unemployment in the Austin area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Austin has the 32nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Buda is below average at $49,560, and the median cost of a home in Buda is $184,800, which is above the national average. 37% of workers in Buda 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 Buda. 77% of Buda workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Buda spend an average of 31 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.