New Carrollton has the 2196th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. New Carrollton is part of the Washington DC metro area. Unemployment in the Washington DC area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Washington DC has the 6th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in New Carrollton is above average at $66,790, and the median cost of a home in New Carrollton is $227,100, which is above the national average. 21% of workers in New Carrollton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 81% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in New Carrollton. 64% of New Carrollton workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 5% walk. People in New Carrollton spend an average of 35 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.