Hillside has the 2852nd largest population in the United States. The population stayed the same from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Hillside is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hillside is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Hillside is $167,300, which is the same as the national average. 22% of workers in Hillside hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 80% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Hillside. 62% of Hillside workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Hillside spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.