Union Gap has the 3271st largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Union Gap is part of the Yakima metro area. Unemployment in the Yakima area is 7%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Yakima has the 215th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Union Gap is below average at $41,270, and the median cost of a home in Union Gap is $95,300, which is below the national average. 5% of workers in Union Gap hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 59% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Union Gap. 79% of Union Gap workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Union Gap spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.