Los Banos has the 825th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Los Banos is part of the Merced metro area. Unemployment in the Merced area is 9.7%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Merced has the 244th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Los Banos is below average at $43,840, and the median cost of a home in Los Banos is $152,200, which is below the national average. 10% of workers in Los Banos hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 67% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Los Banos. 78% of Los Banos workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Los Banos spend an average of 42 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.