Garland has the 80th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Garland is part of the Dallas metro area. Unemployment in the Dallas area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Dallas has the 4th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Garland is below average at $50,480, and the median cost of a home in Garland is $115,800, which is below the national average. 21% of workers in Garland hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 76% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Garland. 79% of Garland workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Garland spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.