Salt Lake City has the 102nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Salt Lake City area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting worse. Salt Lake City has the 42nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Salt Lake City is below average at $47,590, and the median cost of a home in Salt Lake City is $235,200, which is above the national average. 42% of workers in Salt Lake City hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Salt Lake City. 76% of Salt Lake City workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Salt Lake City spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.