Iowa City has the 355th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Iowa City area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is is staying the same. Iowa City has the 210th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Iowa City is below average at $46,360, and the median cost of a home in Iowa City is $185,500, which is above the national average. 58% of workers in Iowa City hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Iowa City. 66% of Iowa City workers drive to work alone, 6% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 17% walk. People in Iowa City spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.