San Carlos has the 1042nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. San Carlos is part of the San Francisco metro area. Unemployment in the San Francisco area is 3.4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. San Francisco has the 7th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in San Carlos is above average at $72,740, and the median cost of a home in San Carlos is $939,600, which is above the national average. 61% of workers in San Carlos hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 97% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in San Carlos. 70% of San Carlos workers drive to work alone, 8% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 10% walk. People in San Carlos spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.