Dearborn has the 243rd largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 3.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Dearborn is part of the Detroit metro area. Unemployment in the Detroit area is 4.9%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Detroit has the 13th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Dearborn is below average at $50,980, and the median cost of a home in Dearborn is $102,800, which is below the national average. 29% of workers in Dearborn hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 81% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Dearborn. 81% of Dearborn workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Dearborn spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.