New Brighton has the 3307th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. New Brighton is part of the Pittsburgh metro area. Unemployment in the Pittsburgh area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Pittsburgh has the 23rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in New Brighton is below average at $46,270, and the median cost of a home in New Brighton is $68,700, which is below the national average. 16% of workers in New Brighton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in New Brighton. 81% of New Brighton workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 7% walk. People in New Brighton spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.