Riverside has the 61st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Riverside area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Riverside has the 24th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Riverside is below average at $45,210, and the median cost of a home in Riverside is $242,100, which is above the national average. 22% of workers in Riverside hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 78% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Riverside. 77% of Riverside workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 13% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Riverside spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.