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Charleston has the 167th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Charleston area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Charleston has the 76th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Charleston is below average at $43,560, and the median cost of a home in Charleston is $171,700, which is the same as the national average. 33% of workers in Charleston hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 85% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Charleston. 79% of Charleston workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Charleston spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.