West Allis has the 463rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. West Allis is part of the Milwaukee metro area. Unemployment in the Milwaukee area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Milwaukee has the 36th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in West Allis is below average at $48,170, and the median cost of a home in West Allis is $145,500, which is below the national average. 22% of workers in West Allis hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in West Allis. 75% of West Allis workers drive to work alone, 6% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 8% walk. People in West Allis spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.