Casper has the 471st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Casper area is 7%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Casper has the 242nd largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Casper is below average at $46,050, and the median cost of a home in Casper is $182,000, which is the same as the national average. 22% of workers in Casper hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Casper. 81% of Casper workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Casper spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.