Elmwood Park has the 1257th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Elmwood Park is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Elmwood Park is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Elmwood Park is $215,800, which is above the national average. 26% of workers in Elmwood Park hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Elmwood Park. 62% of Elmwood Park workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Elmwood Park spend an average of 33 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.