Hilton Head Island has the 746th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Hilton Head Island area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Hilton Head Island has the 219th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hilton Head Island is below average at $38,080, and the median cost of a home in Hilton Head Island is $447,400, which is above the national average. 47% of workers in Hilton Head Island hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Hilton Head Island. 75% of Hilton Head Island workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 12% walk. People in Hilton Head Island spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.