San Juan Capistrano has the 844th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. San Juan Capistrano is part of the Los Angeles metro area. Unemployment in the Los Angeles area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Los Angeles has the 2nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in San Juan Capistrano is above average at $53,870, and the median cost of a home in San Juan Capistrano is $497,500, which is above the national average. 34% of workers in San Juan Capistrano hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 83% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in San Juan Capistrano. 78% of San Juan Capistrano workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 9% walk. People in San Juan Capistrano spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.