Tucson has the 33rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Tucson area is 5.0%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Tucson has the 74th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Tucson is below average at $42,910, and the median cost of a home in Tucson is $133,500, which is below the national average. 25% of workers in Tucson hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 84% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Tucson. 76% of Tucson workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Tucson spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.