Evansville has the 177th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Evansville area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Evansville has the 139th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Evansville is below average at $41,690, and the median cost of a home in Evansville is $90,000, which is below the national average. 18% of workers in Evansville 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 Evansville. 83% of Evansville workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Evansville spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.