Valley Park has the 3083rd largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Valley Park 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 average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Valley Park is below average at $47,200, and the median cost of a home in Valley Park is $169,300, which is the same as the national average. 36% of workers in Valley Park hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Valley Park. 84% of Valley Park workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Valley Park spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.