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Whittier has the 280th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Whittier 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 Whittier is above average at $53,870, and the median cost of a home in Whittier is $421,900, which is above the national average. 24% of workers in Whittier hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 83% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Whittier. 72% of Whittier workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Whittier spend an average of 30 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.