Columbus has the 652nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Columbus is part of the Indianapolis metro area. Unemployment in the Indianapolis area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Indianapolis has the 26th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Columbus is below average at $45,780, and the median cost of a home in Columbus is $143,300, which is below the national average. 34% of workers in Columbus 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 Columbus. 84% of Columbus workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Columbus spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.