Prineville has the 2640th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Prineville is part of the Bend metro area. Unemployment in the Bend area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Bend has the 233rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Prineville is below average at $42,850, and the median cost of a home in Prineville is $114,200, which is below the national average. 11% of workers in Prineville hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 83% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Prineville. 80% of Prineville workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Prineville spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.