Yuba City has the 409th 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 Yuba City area is 8%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Yuba City has the 296th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Yuba City is below average at $44,950, and the median cost of a home in Yuba City is $188,500, which is above the national average. 18% of workers in Yuba City hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 78% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Yuba City. 75% of Yuba City workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 15% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Yuba City spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.