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Northbrook has the 921st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Northbrook is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Northbrook is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Northbrook is $522,300, which is above the national average. 68% of workers in Northbrook hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 96% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Northbrook. 62% of Northbrook workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Northbrook spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.