Suffolk has the 273rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Suffolk is part of the Norfolk metro area. Unemployment in the Norfolk area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. Norfolk has the 39th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Suffolk is below average at $45,460, and the median cost of a home in Suffolk is $240,200, which is above the national average. 26% of workers in Suffolk hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Suffolk. 87% of Suffolk workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Suffolk spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.