McDonough has the 1330th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. McDonough is part of the Atlanta metro area. Unemployment in the Atlanta area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Atlanta has the 10th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in McDonough is below average at $49,430, and the median cost of a home in McDonough is $126,900, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in McDonough 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 McDonough. 83% of McDonough workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 5% walk. People in McDonough spend an average of 32 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.