Tulsa has the 52nd largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Unemployment in the Tulsa area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Tulsa has the 54th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Tulsa is below average at $43,730, and the median cost of a home in Tulsa is $73,100, which is below the national average. 15% of workers in Tulsa hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 77% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Tulsa. 82% of Tulsa workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Tulsa spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.