Grand Junction has the 470th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Grand Junction area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Grand Junction has the 289th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Grand Junction is below average at $43,110, and the median cost of a home in Grand Junction is $208,900, which is above the national average. 29% of workers in Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction. 78% of Grand Junction workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Grand Junction spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.