Plano has the 65th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Plano is part of the Dallas metro area. Unemployment in the Dallas area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Dallas has the 4th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Plano is below average at $50,480, and the median cost of a home in Plano is $222,800, which is above the national average. 54% of workers in Plano hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Plano. 81% of Plano workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Plano spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.