Overland Park has the 105th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Overland Park is part of the Kansas City metro area. Unemployment in the Kansas City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Kansas City has the 28th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Overland Park is below average at $47,640, and the median cost of a home in Overland Park is $225,000, which is above the national average. 57% of workers in Overland Park 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 Overland Park. 85% of Overland Park workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Overland Park spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.