Edwardsville has the 1248th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Edwardsville is part of the St. Louis metro area. Unemployment in the St. Louis area is 4.2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. St. Louis has the 21st largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Edwardsville is below average at $47,200, and the median cost of a home in Edwardsville is $185,800, which is above the national average. 52% of workers in Edwardsville hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 96% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Edwardsville. 85% of Edwardsville workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Edwardsville spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.