Greenbelt has the 1290th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Greenbelt is part of the Washington DC metro area. Unemployment in the Washington DC area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Washington DC has the 6th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Greenbelt is above average at $66,790, and the median cost of a home in Greenbelt is $191,100, which is above the national average. 41% of workers in Greenbelt 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 Greenbelt. 64% of Greenbelt workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Greenbelt spend an average of 31 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.