Lake Jackson has the 1134th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Lake Jackson is part of the Houston metro area. Unemployment in the Houston area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Houston has the 5th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lake Jackson is below average at $51,830, and the median cost of a home in Lake Jackson is $143,500, which is below the national average. 29% of workers in Lake Jackson hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Lake Jackson. 85% of Lake Jackson workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Lake Jackson spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.