Flint has the 235th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 4.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Flint area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Flint has the 162nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Flint is below average at $42,930, and the median cost of a home in Flint is $36,700, which is below the national average. 11% of workers in Flint hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 82% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Flint. 84% of Flint workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Flint spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.