Las Vegas has the 28th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Las Vegas area is 6%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Las Vegas has the 38th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Las Vegas is below average at $42,070, and the median cost of a home in Las Vegas is $161,600, which is below the national average. 21% of workers in Las Vegas hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 83% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Las Vegas. 79% of Las Vegas workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Las Vegas spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.