Menlo Park has the 929th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Menlo Park is part of the San Francisco metro area. Unemployment in the San Francisco area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. San Francisco has the 7th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Menlo Park is above average at $72,740, and the median cost of a home in Menlo Park is over $1,000,000, which is above the national average. 70% of workers in Menlo Park hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Menlo Park. 70% of Menlo Park workers drive to work alone, 8% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Menlo Park spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.