Eugene has the 126th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Eugene area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. Eugene has the 156th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Eugene is below average at $43,290, and the median cost of a home in Eugene is $237,000, which is above the national average. 39% of workers in Eugene hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Eugene. 70% of Eugene workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 16% walk. People in Eugene spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.