Tuolumne County, CA

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Population

53,899

0.065% growth

Median Age

48.6


Median Household Income

$54,325

7.08% growth

Poverty Rate

13.6%


Number of Employees

20,401

4.1% growth

Median Property Value

$273,500

5.27% growth

About

In 2017, Tuolumne County, CA had a population of 53.9k people with a median age of 48.6 and a median household income of $54,325. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tuolumne County, CA grew from 53,864 to 53,899, a 0.065% increase and its median household income grew from $50,731 to $54,325, a 7.08% increase.

The population of Tuolumne County, CA is 80.8% White Alone, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.91% Two or More Races. 7.04% of the people in Tuolumne County, CA speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tuolumne County, CA are Columbia College (423 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Tuolumne County, CA is $273,500, and the homeownership rate is 69.4%. Most people in Tuolumne County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Tuolumne County, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Tuolumne County, CA employs 20.4k people. The largest industries in Tuolumne County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,049 people), Retail Trade (2,175 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,899 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,665), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,293), and Public Administration ($62,571).

Median household income in Tuolumne County, CA is $54,325. Males in Tuolumne County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Tuolumne County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,325

2017 value

± $2,700

7.08%

1 Year Growth

± 5.7%

Households in Tuolumne County, CA have a median annual income of $54,325, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,731 in 2016, which represents a 7.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tuolumne County, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tuolumne County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tuolumne County, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Tuolumne County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tuolumne County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 22

  2. Census Tract 52.01

  3. Census Tract 32

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tuolumne County, CA was Census Tract 22 with a value of $65,714, followed by Census Tract 52.01 and Census Tract 32, with respective values of $57,738 and $54,602.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tuolumne County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tuolumne County, CA (6.88k out of 50.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,917 ± 573

  2. Hispanic

    743 ± 264

  3. Two Or More

    605 ± 225

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tuolumne County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20.4k

2017 Value

± 1,102

4.1%

1 Year growth

± 7.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tuolumne County, CA grew at a rate of 4.1%, from 19.6k employees to 20.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tuolumne County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,446 people), Management Occupations (2,263 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,888 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tuolumne County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tuolumne County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,446 people), Management Occupations (2,263 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,888 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tuolumne County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.33 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.24 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tuolumne County, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($117,222), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($89,931), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($88,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.4k

2017 Value

± 1,102

4.1%

1 Year growth

± 7.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tuolumne County, CA grew at a rate of 4.1%, from 19.6k employees to 20.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tuolumne County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,049 people), Retail Trade (2,175 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,899 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tuolumne County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Tuolumne County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Tuolumne County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,049 people), Retail Trade (2,175 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,899 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tuolumne County, CA has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.67 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.5 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tuolumne County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($103,665), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,293), and Public Administration ($62,571).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.4% of the population of Tuolumne County, CA has health coverage, with 38.9% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 18.8% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 3.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Tuolumne County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Tuolumne County, CA see 1168 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% increase from the previous year (1145 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 854 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 699 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,168 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tuolumne County, CA see an average of 1,168 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% increase from the previous year (1,145 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tuolumne County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.65%

Uninsured

38.9%

Employer Coverage

18.5%

Medicaid

18.8%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

3.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tuolumne County, CA declined by 23.4% from 8.68% to 6.65%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tuolumne County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Tuolumne County, CA is home to a population of 53.9k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.78% of Tuolumne County, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Tuolumne County, CA is composed of 43.6k White Alone residents (80.8%), 6.39k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.8%), 1.57k Two or More Races residents (2.91%), 924 Black or African American Alone residents (1.71%), 713 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.32%), 593 Asian Alone residents (1.1%), 114 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.212%), and 39 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0724%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tuolumne County, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,386 speakers), German (168 speakers), and Chinese (156 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tuolumne County, CA was 48.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Tuolumne County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tuolumne County, CA residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.75%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.78% of Tuolumne County, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tuolumne County, CA was 4.75%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tuolumne County, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Tuolumne County, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Tuolumne County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tuolumne County, CA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    43.6k ± 37

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.39k ± 651

  3. Two or More Races

    1.57k ± 267

In 2017, there were 6.82 times more White Alone residents (43.6k people) in Tuolumne County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.39k Hispanic or Latino and 1.57k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Tuolumne County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,386 speakers (4.6%)

  2. German

    168 speakers (0.324%)

  3. Chinese

    156 speakers (0.301%)

7.04% of Tuolumne County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Tuolumne County, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.6% of the overall population of Tuolumne County, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.324% speak German and 0.301% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,218 ± 283

  2. Korea

    610 ± 148

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    458 ± 176

Tuolumne County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tuolumne County, CA awarded 423 degrees. The student population of Tuolumne County, CA is skewed towards women, with 1,064 male students and 1,356 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tuolumne County, CA are White (335 and 79.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (60 and 14.2%), Two or More Races (13 and 3.07%), and Asian (9 and 2.13%).

The largest universities in Tuolumne County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Columbia College (423 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Tuolumne County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (113 and 26.7%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (54 and 12.8%), and Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management (32 and 7.57%).

The median tuition costs in Tuolumne County, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 113 degrees awarded

  2. 30 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tuolumne County, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 113 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tuolumne County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

423 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Tuolumne County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Columbia College with 423 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

189

Degrees Awarded to Men

234

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 189 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tuolumne County, CA, which is 0.808 times less than the 234 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Tuolumne County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    335 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tuolumne County, CA were to White students. These 335 degrees mean that there were 5.58 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 60 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tuolumne County, CA was $273,500 in 2017, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $259,800 to $273,500, a 5.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Tuolumne County, CA is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tuolumne County, CA have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tuolumne County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,325

Median Household Income

± $2,700

22.3k

Number of Households

± 1,095

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.3k households in Tuolumne County, CA grew to $54,325 from the previous year's value of $50,731.

The following chart displays the households in Tuolumne County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$273,500

2017 Median

± $8,544

$259,800

2016 Median

± $10,422

In 2017, the median property value in Tuolumne County, CA grew to to $273,500 from the previous year's value of $259,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tuolumne County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tuolumne County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Tuolumne County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tuolumne County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.4%

2017 Homeownership

67.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.4% of the housing units in Tuolumne County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tuolumne County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tuolumne County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tuolumne County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tuolumne County, CA have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.05% of the workforce in Tuolumne County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.48%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tuolumne County, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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