Gainesville has the 786th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Gainesville area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Gainesville has the 217th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Gainesville is below average at $39,160, and the median cost of a home in Gainesville is $150,700, which is below the national average. 23% of workers in Gainesville hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 72% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Gainesville. 78% of Gainesville workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 13% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Gainesville spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.