Santa Rosa has the 116th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Santa Rosa is part of the Napa metro area. Unemployment in the Napa area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Napa has the 211th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Santa Rosa is below average at $49,910, and the median cost of a home in Santa Rosa is $370,100, which is above the national average. 30% of workers in Santa Rosa hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 85% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Santa Rosa. 76% of Santa Rosa workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Santa Rosa spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.