Franklin Park has the 1654th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Franklin Park is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Franklin Park is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Franklin Park is $179,900, which is the same as the national average. 15% of workers in Franklin Park hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 79% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Franklin Park. 62% of Franklin Park workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Franklin Park spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.