Charlottesville has the 654th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Charlottesville area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Charlottesville has the 178th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Charlottesville is below average at $49,280, and the median cost of a home in Charlottesville is $283,100, which is above the national average. 49% of workers in Charlottesville hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Charlottesville. 60% of Charlottesville workers drive to work alone, 8% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 22% walk. People in Charlottesville spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.