Coon Rapids has the 448th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Coon Rapids is part of the Minneapolis metro area. Unemployment in the Minneapolis area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Minneapolis has the 14th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Coon Rapids is above average at $53,450, and the median cost of a home in Coon Rapids is $165,500, which is below the national average. 25% of workers in Coon Rapids 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 Coon Rapids. 81% of Coon Rapids workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Coon Rapids spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.