Port Huron has the 1061st largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Port Huron is part of the Detroit metro area. Unemployment in the Detroit area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Detroit has the 13th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Port Huron is below average at $50,980, and the median cost of a home in Port Huron is $77,100, which is below the national average. 16% of workers in Port Huron hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Port Huron. 81% of Port Huron workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Port Huron spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.