Hagerstown has the 749th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Hagerstown area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Hagerstown has the 213th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hagerstown is below average at $42,800, and the median cost of a home in Hagerstown is $151,000, which is below the national average. 17% of workers in Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown. 81% of Hagerstown workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Hagerstown spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.