West Hollywood has the 851st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. West Hollywood 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 West Hollywood is above average at $53,870, and the median cost of a home in West Hollywood is $595,200, which is above the national average. 59% of workers in West Hollywood hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in West Hollywood. 72% of West Hollywood workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 9% walk. People in West Hollywood spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.