Nashua has the 276th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Nashua is part of the Manchester metro area. Unemployment in the Manchester area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Manchester has the 94th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Nashua is below average at $50,060, and the median cost of a home in Nashua is $234,000, which is above the national average. 35% of workers in Nashua hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Nashua. 82% of Nashua workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Nashua spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.