Gulfport has the 375th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Gulfport area is 6%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Gulfport has the 145th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Gulfport is below average at $41,190, and the median cost of a home in Gulfport is $120,600, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in Gulfport hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 84% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Gulfport. 80% of Gulfport workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Gulfport spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.