Tolleson has the 3080th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Tolleson is part of the Phoenix metro area. Unemployment in the Phoenix area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Phoenix has the 16th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Tolleson is below average at $46,700, and the median cost of a home in Tolleson is $99,400, which is below the national average. 8% of workers in Tolleson hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 60% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Tolleson. 76% of Tolleson workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Tolleson spend an average of 33 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.