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Lake Oswego has the 790th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Lake Oswego is part of the Portland metro area. Unemployment in the Portland area is 4.2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Portland has the 20th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lake Oswego is above average at $52,140, and the median cost of a home in Lake Oswego is $478,400, which is above the national average. 65% of workers in Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego. 77% of Lake Oswego workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Lake Oswego spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.