Fayetteville has the 1746th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Fayetteville is part of the Atlanta metro area. Unemployment in the Atlanta area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Atlanta has the 10th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Fayetteville is below average at $49,430, and the median cost of a home in Fayetteville is $191,800, which is above the national average. 41% of workers in Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville. 81% of Fayetteville workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Fayetteville spend an average of 31 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.