Christiansburg has the 1415th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Christiansburg is part of the Blacksburg metro area. Unemployment in the Blacksburg area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Blacksburg has the 247th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Christiansburg is below average at $42,850, and the median cost of a home in Christiansburg is $173,700, which is the same as the national average. 40% of workers in Christiansburg 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 Christiansburg. 75% of Christiansburg workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 12% walk. People in Christiansburg spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.