Mineral Wells has the 1964th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 12.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Mineral Wells is part of the Dallas metro area. Unemployment in the Dallas area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Dallas has the 4th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Mineral Wells is below average at $50,480, and the median cost of a home in Mineral Wells is $70,800, which is below the national average. 10% of workers in Mineral Wells hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 73% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Mineral Wells. 84% of Mineral Wells workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Mineral Wells spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.