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South Houston has the 1710th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. South Houston is part of the Houston metro area. Unemployment in the Houston area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Houston has the 5th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in South Houston is below average at $51,830, and the median cost of a home in South Houston is $78,200, which is below the national average. 6% of workers in South Houston hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 51% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in South Houston. 78% of South Houston workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 6% walk. People in South Houston spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.