Harrisonburg has the 561st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Harrisonburg area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Harrisonburg has the 230th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Harrisonburg is below average at $38,630, and the median cost of a home in Harrisonburg is $200,700, which is above the national average. 35% of workers in Harrisonburg 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 Harrisonburg. 74% of Harrisonburg workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Harrisonburg spend an average of 15 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.