Woodstock has the 1235th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.7% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Woodstock is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Woodstock is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Woodstock is $171,800, which is the same as the national average. 28% of workers in Woodstock hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Woodstock. 82% of Woodstock workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Woodstock spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.