San Diego has the 8th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the San Diego area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. San Diego has the 17th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in San Diego is above average at $54,210, and the median cost of a home in San Diego is $448,000, which is above the national average. 42% of workers in San Diego hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in San Diego. 76% of San Diego workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 11% walk. People in San Diego spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.