Morgantown has the 1010th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Morgantown area is 4.4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Morgantown has the 234th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Morgantown is below average at $42,580, and the median cost of a home in Morgantown is $169,600, which is the same as the national average. 47% of workers in Morgantown hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Morgantown. 77% of Morgantown workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 12% walk. People in Morgantown spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.