New Hyde Park has the 2609th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. New Hyde Park is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in New Hyde Park is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in New Hyde Park is $473,900, which is above the national average. 40% of workers in New Hyde Park 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 New Hyde Park. 69% of New Hyde Park workers drive to work alone, 15% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in New Hyde Park spend an average of 34 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.