Frederick has the 389th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Frederick is part of the Washington DC metro area. Unemployment in the Washington DC area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Washington DC has the 6th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Frederick is above average at $66,790, and the median cost of a home in Frederick is $242,100, which is above the national average. 37% of workers in Frederick hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Frederick. 76% of Frederick workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Frederick spend an average of 32 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.