Laguna Beach has the 1333rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Laguna Beach is part of the Los Angeles metro area. Unemployment in the Los Angeles area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Los Angeles has the 2nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Laguna Beach is above average at $53,870, and the median cost of a home in Laguna Beach is over $1,000,000, which is above the national average. 64% of workers in Laguna Beach hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 97% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Laguna Beach. 78% of Laguna Beach workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Laguna Beach spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is the same as the national average of 26 minutes.