Surfside has the 3280th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Surfside is part of the Miami metro area. Unemployment in the Miami area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Miami has the 12th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Surfside is below average at $45,130, and the median cost of a home in Surfside is $457,700, which is above the national average. 56% of workers in Surfside hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Surfside. 76% of Surfside workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Surfside spend an average of 31 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.