Chattanooga has the 111th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Chattanooga area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Chattanooga has the 106th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Chattanooga is below average at $40,870, and the median cost of a home in Chattanooga is $141,300, which is below the national average. 26% of workers in Chattanooga hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 84% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Chattanooga. 83% of Chattanooga workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Chattanooga spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.