Hamburg has the 2636th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Hamburg is part of the Buffalo metro area. Unemployment in the Buffalo area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Buffalo has the 53rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hamburg is below average at $45,060, and the median cost of a home in Hamburg is $148,200, which is below the national average. 40% of workers in Hamburg hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 96% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Hamburg. 78% of Hamburg workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Hamburg spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.