Vallejo has the 174th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Vallejo is part of the San Francisco metro area. Unemployment in the San Francisco area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. San Francisco has the 7th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Vallejo is above average at $72,740, and the median cost of a home in Vallejo is $222,100, which is above the national average. 23% of workers in Vallejo hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Vallejo. 76% of Vallejo workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 14% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Vallejo spend an average of 32 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.