Fresno has the 34th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Fresno area is 8%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Fresno has the 73rd largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Fresno is below average at $43,840, and the median cost of a home in Fresno is $175,600, which is the same as the national average. 20% of workers in Fresno hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 74% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Fresno. 77% of Fresno workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Fresno spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.