Everett has the 208th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Everett is part of the Seattle metro area. Unemployment in the Seattle area is 4.8%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Seattle has the 11th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Everett is above average at $61,000, and the median cost of a home in Everett is $230,800, which is above the national average. 21% of workers in Everett hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Everett. 57% of Everett workers drive to work alone, 24% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Everett spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.