Midwest City has the 500th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Midwest City is part of the Oklahoma City metro area. Unemployment in the Oklahoma City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting worse. Oklahoma City has the 45th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Midwest City is below average at $44,280, and the median cost of a home in Midwest City is $99,500, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in Midwest City 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 Midwest City. 82% of Midwest City workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Midwest City spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.