Delano has the 557th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Delano is part of the Bakersfield metro area. Unemployment in the Bakersfield area is 9%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Bakersfield has the 71st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Delano is below average at $46,170, and the median cost of a home in Delano is $143,500, which is below the national average. 7% of workers in Delano hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 53% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Delano. 76% of Delano workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 15% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Delano spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.