West University Place has the 1872nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. West University Place is part of the Houston metro area. Unemployment in the Houston area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Houston has the 5th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in West University Place is below average at $51,830, and the median cost of a home in West University Place is $815,700, which is above the national average. 88% of workers in West University Place hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 99% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in West University Place. 78% of West University Place workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 6% walk. People in West University Place spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.