Glen Carbon has the 2178th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Glen Carbon is part of the St. Louis metro area. Unemployment in the St. Louis area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. St. Louis has the 21st largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Glen Carbon is below average at $47,200, and the median cost of a home in Glen Carbon is $204,200, which is above the national average. 49% of workers in Glen Carbon hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Glen Carbon. 85% of Glen Carbon workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Glen Carbon spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.