Knightdale has the 2013th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 25.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Knightdale is part of the Raleigh metro area. Unemployment in the Raleigh area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Raleigh has the 44th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Knightdale is below average at $48,590, and the median cost of a home in Knightdale is $169,500, which is the same as the national average. 45% of workers in Knightdale 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 Knightdale. 80% of Knightdale workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Knightdale spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.