Cleveland Heights has the 669th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Cleveland Heights is part of the Cleveland metro area. Unemployment in the Cleveland area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Cleveland has the 27th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Cleveland Heights is below average at $47,250, and the median cost of a home in Cleveland Heights is $129,200, which is below the national average. 51% of workers in Cleveland Heights hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Cleveland Heights. 79% of Cleveland Heights workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Cleveland Heights spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.