Gloucester has the 1047th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Gloucester is part of the Boston metro area. Unemployment in the Boston area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Boston has the 9th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Gloucester is above average at $65,860, and the median cost of a home in Gloucester is $362,200, which is above the national average. 32% of workers in Gloucester hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Gloucester. 75% of Gloucester workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Gloucester spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.