El Paso has the 21st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the El Paso area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. El Paso has the 87th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in El Paso is below average at $36,980, and the median cost of a home in El Paso is $117,800, which is below the national average. 22% of workers in El Paso 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 El Paso. 79% of El Paso workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 7% walk. People in El Paso spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.