Longmont has the 259th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Longmont is part of the Boulder metro area. Unemployment in the Boulder area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Boulder has the 105th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Longmont is above average at $58,040, and the median cost of a home in Longmont is $243,900, which is above the national average. 37% of workers in Longmont hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Longmont. 64% of Longmont workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 21% walk. People in Longmont spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.