Fort Collins has the 128th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 11.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Fort Collins area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Fort Collins has the 149th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Fort Collins is below average at $47,520, and the median cost of a home in Fort Collins is $253,200, which is above the national average. 51% of workers in Fort Collins hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Fort Collins. 75% of Fort Collins workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 14% walk. People in Fort Collins spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.