University City has the 884th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. University City is part of the St. Louis metro area. Unemployment in the St. Louis area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. St. Louis has the 21st largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in University City is below average at $47,200, and the median cost of a home in University City is $200,100, which is above the national average. 52% of workers in University City hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in University City. 84% of University City workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 6% walk. People in University City spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.