Scotts Valley has the 2308th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Scotts Valley is part of the Santa Cruz metro area. Unemployment in the Santa Cruz area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Santa Cruz has the 184th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Scotts Valley is below average at $50,590, and the median cost of a home in Scotts Valley is $607,100, which is above the national average. 45% of workers in Scotts Valley hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 96% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Scotts Valley. 71% of Scotts Valley workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 16% walk. People in Scotts Valley spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.