Champaign has the 290th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Champaign area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Champaign has the 192nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Champaign is below average at $45,510, and the median cost of a home in Champaign is $148,400, which is below the national average. 50% of workers in Champaign 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 Champaign. 68% of Champaign workers drive to work alone, 6% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 17% walk. People in Champaign spend an average of 15 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.