McMinnville has the 917th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. McMinnville is part of the Portland metro area. Unemployment in the Portland area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Portland has the 20th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in McMinnville is above average at $52,140, and the median cost of a home in McMinnville is $192,500, which is above the national average. 21% of workers in McMinnville hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 84% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in McMinnville. 74% of McMinnville workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 13% walk. People in McMinnville spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.