Garner has the 1112th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 8.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Garner is part of the Raleigh metro area. Unemployment in the Raleigh area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Raleigh has the 44th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Garner is below average at $48,590, and the median cost of a home in Garner is $163,700, which is below the national average. 32% of workers in Garner hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Garner. 80% of Garner workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Garner spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.