Gladstone has the 2303rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Gladstone is part of the Portland metro area. Unemployment in the Portland area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Portland has the 20th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Gladstone is above average at $52,140, and the median cost of a home in Gladstone is $223,000, which is above the national average. 20% of workers in Gladstone hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 89% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Gladstone. 77% of Gladstone workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Gladstone spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.