North Miami Beach has the 686th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. North Miami Beach is part of the Miami metro area. Unemployment in the Miami area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Miami has the 12th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in North Miami Beach is below average at $45,130, and the median cost of a home in North Miami Beach is $142,600, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in North Miami Beach 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 North Miami Beach. 76% of North Miami Beach workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 8% walk. People in North Miami Beach spend an average of 31 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.