Little Rock has the 97th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Little Rock area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Little Rock has the 65th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Little Rock is below average at $42,530, and the median cost of a home in Little Rock is $151,600, which is below the national average. 38% of workers in Little Rock hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Little Rock. 84% of Little Rock workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Little Rock spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.