Las Animas County, CO

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Population

14,151

1.19% decline

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$40,586

5.19% decline

Poverty Rate

17%


Number of Employees

6,050

3.29% decline

Median Property Value

$145,900

0.0686% growth

About

In 2017, Las Animas County, CO had a population of 14.2k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $40,586. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Las Animas County, CO declined from 14,322 to 14,151, a -1.19% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,808 to $40,586, a -5.19% decrease.

The population of Las Animas County, CO is 52.7% White Alone, 42.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.06% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Las Animas County, CO speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Las Animas County, CO are Trinidad State Junior College (716 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Las Animas County, CO is $145,900, and the homeownership rate is 65.9%. Most people in Las Animas County, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Las Animas County, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Las Animas County, CO employs 6.05k people. The largest industries in Las Animas County, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,048 people), Public Administration (595 people), and Construction (587 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,500), Utilities ($72,333), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,219).

Median household income in Las Animas County, CO is $40,586. Males in Las Animas County, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Las Animas County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,586

2017 value

± $4,510

-5.19%

1 Year Growth

± 13.9%

Households in Las Animas County, CO have a median annual income of $40,586, 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 $42,808 in 2016, which represents a -5.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado 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

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Las Animas County, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado 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 8

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 5

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Las Animas County, CO was Census Tract 8 with a value of $53,616, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $50,862 and $40,804.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Las Animas County, CO (2.27k out of 13.3k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    1,832 ± 213

  2. Hispanic

    1,251 ± 176

  3. Two Or More

    164 ± 105

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Las Animas County, CO 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

6.05k

2017 Value

± 405

-3.29%

1 Year decline

± 9.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Las Animas County, CO declined at a rate of -3.29%, from 6.26k employees to 6.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Las Animas County, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (755 people), Management Occupations (622 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (486 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Las Animas County, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Las Animas County, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (755 people), Management Occupations (622 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (486 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Las Animas County, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.4 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.57 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Las Animas County, CO, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($80,598), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($63,000), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,600).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.05k

2017 Value

± 405

-3.29%

1 Year decline

± 9.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Las Animas County, CO declined at a rate of -3.29%, from 6.26k employees to 6.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Las Animas County, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,048 people), Public Administration (595 people), and Construction (587 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Las Animas County, CO, though some of these residents may live in Las Animas County, CO 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 Las Animas County, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,048 people), Public Administration (595 people), and Construction (587 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Las Animas County, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.75 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.19 times), and Public Administration (2.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Las Animas County, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,500), Utilities ($72,333), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,219).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.9B) and Electronics ($15.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Colorado 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 Colorado to other states, or from other states to Colorado.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

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

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Health

89.7% of the population of Las Animas County, CO has health coverage, with 31% on employee plans, 26.2% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 2.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Las Animas County, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Las Animas County, CO see 1406 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.93% decrease from the previous year (1561 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2015 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 672 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,406 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Las Animas County, CO see an average of 1,406 patients per year. This represents a 9.93% decrease from the previous year (1,561 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Las Animas County, CO 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

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

10.3%

Uninsured

31%

Employer Coverage

26.2%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

2.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Las Animas County, CO declined by 6.48% from 11% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Las Animas County, CO 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. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

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

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Diversity

Las Animas County, CO is home to a population of 14.2k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.89% of Las Animas County, CO residents were born outside of the country (692 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Las Animas County, CO is composed of 7.46k White Alone residents (52.7%), 6k Hispanic or Latino residents (42.4%), 292 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.06%), 165 Two or More Races residents (1.17%), 116 Asian Alone residents (0.82%), 112 Black or African American Alone residents (0.791%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0212%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Las Animas County, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Las Animas County, CO was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Las Animas County, CO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Las Animas County, CO residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

692 people

4.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

656 people

As of 2017, 4.89% of Las Animas County, CO residents (692 people) 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 Las Animas County, CO was 4.58%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Las Animas County, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Las Animas County, CO was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.46k ± 6

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6k ± 391

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    292 ± 99

In 2017, there were 1.24 times more White Alone residents (7.46k people) in Las Animas County, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6k Hispanic or Latino and 292 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Las Animas County, CO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Las Animas County, CO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Las Animas County, CO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    527 ± 101

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    124 ± 51

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    113 ± 53

Las Animas County, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Las Animas County, CO awarded 716 degrees. The student population of Las Animas County, CO is skewed towards women, with 733 male students and 921 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Las Animas County, CO are White (396 and 55.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (249 and 35.1%), Unknown (27 and 3.81%), and Two or More Races (13 and 1.83%).

The largest universities in Las Animas County, CO by number of degrees awarded are Trinidad State Junior College (716 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Las Animas County, CO are Lineworker (96 and 13.4%), General Studies (85 and 11.9%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (68 and 9.5%).

The median tuition costs in Las Animas County, CO 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. 96 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Las Animas County, CO was Lineworker with 96 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Las Animas County, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

716 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Las Animas County, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Trinidad State Junior College with 716 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

385

Degrees Awarded to Men

331

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 385 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Las Animas County, CO, which is 1.16 times more than the 331 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    396 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    249 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    27 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Las Animas County, CO were to White students. These 396 degrees mean that there were 1.59 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 249 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Las Animas County, CO was $145,900 in 2017, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $145,800 to $145,900, a 0.0686% increase. The homeownership rate in Las Animas County, CO is 65.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Las Animas County, CO have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Las Animas County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,586

Median Household Income

± $4,510

6.33k

Number of Households

± 406

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.33k households in Las Animas County, CO declined from $40,586 from the previous year's value of $42,808.

The following chart displays the households in Las Animas County, CO 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$145,900

2017 Median

± $10,807

$145,800

2016 Median

± $11,650

In 2017, the median property value in Las Animas County, CO grew to to $145,900 from the previous year's value of $145,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Las Animas County, CO 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 Las Animas County, CO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Las Animas County, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Las Animas County, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.9%

2017 Homeownership

68.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.9% of the housing units in Las Animas County, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Las Animas County, CO 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 Las Animas County, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Las Animas County, CO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Las Animas County, CO have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.38% of the workforce in Las Animas County, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.6%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.63%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Las Animas County, CO was Drove Alone (71.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.6%) and those who Worked At Home (7.63%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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