Hiawatha has the 3036th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Hiawatha is part of the Cedar Rapids metro area. Unemployment in the Cedar Rapids area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting worse. Cedar Rapids has the 125th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hiawatha is below average at $46,460, and the median cost of a home in Hiawatha is $141,400, which is below the national average. 34% of workers in Hiawatha hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Hiawatha. 82% of Hiawatha workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Hiawatha spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.