San Leandro has the 263rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. San Leandro is part of the San Francisco metro area. Unemployment in the San Francisco area is 3%, 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 Leandro is above average at $72,740, and the median cost of a home in San Leandro is $372,600, which is above the national average. 27% of workers in San Leandro hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 82% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in San Leandro. 65% of San Leandro workers drive to work alone, 12% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 12% walk. People in San Leandro spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.