Irving has the 82nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Irving is part of the Dallas metro area. Unemployment in the Dallas area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Dallas has the 4th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Irving is below average at $50,480, and the median cost of a home in Irving is $138,900, which is below the national average. 33% of workers in Irving 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 Irving. 79% of Irving workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Irving spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.