Rochester has the 193rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Rochester area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Rochester has the 188th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Rochester is below average at $48,730, and the median cost of a home in Rochester is $163,400, which is below the national average. 42% of workers in Rochester hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Rochester. 76% of Rochester workers drive to work alone, 4% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Rochester spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.