Tampa has the 54th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Tampa area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Tampa has the 25th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Tampa is below average at $44,510, and the median cost of a home in Tampa is $157,500, which is below the national average. 33% of workers in Tampa hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Tampa. 80% of Tampa workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Tampa spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.