Waukesha has the 372nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Waukesha is part of the Milwaukee metro area. Unemployment in the Milwaukee area is 4.2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Milwaukee has the 36th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Waukesha is below average at $48,170, and the median cost of a home in Waukesha is $194,400, which is above the national average. 34% of workers in Waukesha 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 Waukesha. 86% of Waukesha workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Waukesha spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.