Citrus Heights has the 285th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Citrus Heights is part of the Sacramento metro area. Unemployment in the Sacramento area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Sacramento has the 33rd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Citrus Heights is above average at $53,340, and the median cost of a home in Citrus Heights is $191,100, which is above the national average. 18% of workers in Citrus Heights hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 89% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Citrus Heights. 75% of Citrus Heights workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Citrus Heights spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.