Fultondale has the 2701st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 8.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Fultondale is part of the Birmingham metro area. Unemployment in the Birmingham area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Birmingham has the 50th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Fultondale is below average at $45,590, and the median cost of a home in Fultondale is $123,600, which is below the national average. 24% of workers in Fultondale hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 82% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Fultondale. 84% of Fultondale workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Fultondale spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.