Michigan City has the 984th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Michigan City area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Michigan City has the 354th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Michigan City is below average at $37,900, and the median cost of a home in Michigan City is $93,300, which is below the national average. 15% of workers in Michigan City 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 Michigan City. 85% of Michigan City workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Michigan City spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.