Zachary has the 1799th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 10.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Zachary is part of the Baton Rouge metro area. Unemployment in the Baton Rouge area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Baton Rouge has the 58th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Zachary is below average at $43,700, and the median cost of a home in Zachary is $195,600, which is above the national average. 33% of workers in Zachary hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Zachary. 82% of Zachary workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Zachary spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.