Fargo has the 180th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 12.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Fargo area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Fargo has the 146th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Fargo is below average at $43,680, and the median cost of a home in Fargo is $162,000, which is below the national average. 38% of workers in Fargo hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Fargo. 82% of Fargo workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Fargo spend an average of 15 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.