Redmond has the 464th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 11.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Redmond is part of the Seattle metro area. Unemployment in the Seattle area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Seattle has the 11th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Redmond is above average at $61,000, and the median cost of a home in Redmond is $462,200, which is above the national average. 62% of workers in Redmond hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Redmond. 65% of Redmond workers drive to work alone, 11% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Redmond spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.