Cleveland has the 51st largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Cleveland area is 5.1%, 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 is below average at $47,250, and the median cost of a home in Cleveland is $73,100, which is below the national average. 15% of workers in Cleveland hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 77% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Cleveland. 79% of Cleveland workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Cleveland spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.