Wichita has the 48th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Wichita area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Wichita has the 81st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Wichita is below average at $42,400, and the median cost of a home in Wichita is $118,400, which is below the national average. 28% of workers in Wichita hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Wichita. 85% of Wichita workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Wichita spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.