Pell City has the 2088th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Pell City is part of the Birmingham metro area. Unemployment in the Birmingham area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Birmingham has the 50th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Pell City is below average at $45,590, and the median cost of a home in Pell City is $162,900, which is below the national average. 19% of workers in Pell City hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Pell City. 87% of Pell City workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Pell City spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.