Killeen has the 147th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 10.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Killeen area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Killeen has the 138th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Killeen is below average at $40,200, and the median cost of a home in Killeen is $116,400, which is below the national average. 17% of workers in Killeen hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Killeen. 82% of Killeen workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Killeen spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.