Chandler has the 69th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 10.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Chandler is part of the Phoenix metro area. Unemployment in the Phoenix area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Phoenix has the 16th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Chandler is below average at $46,700, and the median cost of a home in Chandler is $220,700, which is above the national average. 39% of workers in Chandler hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Chandler. 76% of Chandler workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Chandler spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.