Midlothian has the 1960th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Midlothian is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Midlothian is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Midlothian is $155,700, which is below the national average. 18% of workers in Midlothian hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 89% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Midlothian. 62% of Midlothian workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Midlothian spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.