Chapel Hill has the 478th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Chapel Hill is part of the Raleigh metro area. Unemployment in the Raleigh area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Raleigh has the 44th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Chapel Hill is below average at $48,590, and the median cost of a home in Chapel Hill is $379,900, which is above the national average. 74% of workers in Chapel Hill hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Chapel Hill. 68% of Chapel Hill workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 14% walk. People in Chapel Hill spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.