Fort Worth has the 16th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 12.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas metro area. Unemployment in the Dallas area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Dallas has the 4th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Fort Worth is below average at $50,480, and the median cost of a home in Fort Worth is $122,100, which is below the national average. 26% of workers in Fort Worth hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 80% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Fort Worth. 82% of Fort Worth workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Fort Worth spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.