Mobile has the 101st largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Mobile area is 6.5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Mobile has the 123rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Mobile is below average at $42,060, and the median cost of a home in Mobile is $123,600, which is below the national average. 26% of workers in Mobile hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Mobile. 84% of Mobile workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Mobile spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.