Round Lake Beach has the 1121st largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Round Lake Beach is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Round Lake Beach is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Round Lake Beach is $131,000, which is below the national average. 15% of workers in Round Lake Beach hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 74% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Round Lake Beach. 76% of Round Lake Beach workers drive to work alone, 4% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Round Lake Beach spend an average of 31 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.