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Virginia Beach has the 42nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Virginia Beach is part of the Norfolk metro area. Unemployment in the Norfolk area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. Norfolk has the 39th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Virginia Beach is below average at $45,460, and the median cost of a home in Virginia Beach is $263,200, which is above the national average. 33% of workers in Virginia Beach hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Virginia Beach. 82% of Virginia Beach workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Virginia Beach spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.