Gresham has the 200th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Gresham 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 Gresham is above average at $52,140, and the median cost of a home in Gresham is $210,600, which is above the national average. 18% of workers in Gresham hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 83% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Gresham. 61% of Gresham workers drive to work alone, 10% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 18% walk. People in Gresham spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.