Richland has the 540th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 12.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Richland is part of the Kennewick metro area. Unemployment in the Kennewick area is 6%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Kennewick has the 182nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Richland is below average at $50,880, and the median cost of a home in Richland is $200,800, which is above the national average. 43% of workers in Richland 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 Richland. 79% of Richland workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Richland spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.