Lincoln has the 67th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Lincoln area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Lincoln has the 130th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lincoln is below average at $43,520, and the median cost of a home in Lincoln is $144,900, which is below the national average. 36% of workers in Lincoln hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Lincoln. 81% of Lincoln workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Lincoln spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.