Ithaca has the 1004th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Ithaca area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Ithaca has the 326th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Ithaca is above average at $54,900, and the median cost of a home in Ithaca is $205,700, which is above the national average. 64% of workers in Ithaca hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Walking to work is especially common in Ithaca. 29% of Ithaca workers drive to work alone, 12% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 52% walk. People in Ithaca spend an average of 15 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.