Milwaukee has the 31st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Milwaukee area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Milwaukee has the 36th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Milwaukee is below average at $48,170, and the median cost of a home in Milwaukee is $121,600, which is below the national average. 22% of workers in Milwaukee hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 81% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Milwaukee. 75% of Milwaukee workers drive to work alone, 6% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Milwaukee spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.