Ralston has the 3284th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Ralston is part of the Omaha metro area. Unemployment in the Omaha area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Omaha has the 52nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Ralston is below average at $44,920, and the median cost of a home in Ralston is $126,900, which is below the national average. 25% of workers in Ralston hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Ralston. 82% of Ralston workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Ralston spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.