Detroit has the 22nd largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 5.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. 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 Detroit is below average at $50,980, and the median cost of a home in Detroit is $45,100, which is below the national average. 13% of workers in Detroit 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 Detroit. 81% of Detroit workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Detroit spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.