Lake Mary has the 1847th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 15.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Lake Mary is part of the Orlando metro area. Unemployment in the Orlando area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Orlando has the 31st largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lake Mary is below average at $41,460, and the median cost of a home in Lake Mary is $245,900, which is above the national average. 41% of workers in Lake Mary 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 Lake Mary. 84% of Lake Mary workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Lake Mary spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.