Walnut has the 1034th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Walnut is part of the Los Angeles metro area. Unemployment in the Los Angeles area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Los Angeles has the 2nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Walnut is above average at $53,870, and the median cost of a home in Walnut is $635,000, which is above the national average. 51% of workers in Walnut hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Walnut. 72% of Walnut workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Walnut spend an average of 35 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.