Hazleton has the 1246th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Hazleton is part of the Scranton metro area. Unemployment in the Scranton area is 6%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Scranton has the 109th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hazleton is below average at $41,080, and the median cost of a home in Hazleton is $108,100, which is below the national average. 5% of workers in Hazleton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 60% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Hazleton. 80% of Hazleton workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Hazleton spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.