Pawtucket has the 376th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Pawtucket is part of the Providence metro area. Unemployment in the Providence area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Providence has the 41st largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Pawtucket is below average at $49,890, and the median cost of a home in Pawtucket is $174,100, which is the same as the national average. 17% of workers in Pawtucket hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 76% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Pawtucket. 76% of Pawtucket workers drive to work alone, 4% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Pawtucket spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.