Huntsville has the 103rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Huntsville area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Huntsville has the 97th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Huntsville is above average at $52,620, and the median cost of a home in Huntsville is $160,400, which is below the national average. 39% of workers in Huntsville hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 89% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Huntsville. 86% of Huntsville workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Huntsville spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.