Habersham County, GA

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Population

43,878

0.352% growth

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$44,474

6.91% growth

Poverty Rate

17.2%


Number of Employees

17,338

4.23% growth

Median Property Value

$137,200

5.05% growth

About

In 2017, Habersham County, GA had a population of 43.9k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $44,474. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Habersham County, GA grew from 43,724 to 43,878, a 0.352% increase and its median household income grew from $41,600 to $44,474, a 6.91% increase.

The population of Habersham County, GA is 77.3% White Alone, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.13% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Habersham County, GA speak a non-English language, and 93.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Habersham County, GA are North Georgia Technical College (849 degrees awarded in 2016) and Piedmont College (826 degrees).

The median property value in Habersham County, GA is $137,200, and the homeownership rate is 75.2%. Most people in Habersham County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Habersham County, GA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Habersham County, GA employs 17.3k people. The largest industries in Habersham County, GA are Manufacturing (3,689 people), Retail Trade (2,146 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,857 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($44,551), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,013), and Finance & Insurance ($37,802).

Median household income in Habersham County, GA is $44,474. Males in Habersham County, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Habersham County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,474

2017 value

± $1,781

6.91%

1 Year Growth

± 7.82%

Households in Habersham County, GA have a median annual income of $44,474, 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 $41,600 in 2016, which represents a 6.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female 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

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 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 Habersham County, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia 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 2.02

  2. Census Tract 4

  3. Census Tract 2.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Habersham County, GA was Census Tract 2.02 with a value of $52,974, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 2.01, with respective values of $49,779 and $48,920.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Habersham County, GA (7.11k out of 41.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    5,100 ± 495

  2. Hispanic

    1,646 ± 326

  3. Other

    1,404 ± 333

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Habersham County, GA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

17.3k

2017 Value

± 871

4.23%

1 Year growth

± 6.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Habersham County, GA grew at a rate of 4.23%, from 16.6k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Habersham County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,347 people), Production Occupations (2,338 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,630 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Habersham County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Habersham County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,347 people), Production Occupations (2,338 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,630 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Habersham County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.47 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.33 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Habersham County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,750), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,063), and Legal Occupations ($51,979).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.3k

2017 Value

± 871

4.23%

1 Year growth

± 6.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Habersham County, GA grew at a rate of 4.23%, from 16.6k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Habersham County, GA, are Manufacturing (3,689 people), Retail Trade (2,146 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,857 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Habersham County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Habersham County, GA 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 Habersham County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,689 people), Retail Trade (2,146 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,857 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Habersham County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.66 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.1 times), and Utilities (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Habersham County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($44,551), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,013), and Finance & Insurance ($37,802).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

82.5% of the population of Habersham County, GA has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Habersham County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Habersham County, GA see 1833 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.549% increase from the previous year (1823 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2212 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2603 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,833 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Habersham County, GA see an average of 1,833 patients per year. This represents a 0.549% increase from the previous year (1,823 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Habersham County, GA 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

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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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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

17.5%

Uninsured

40.4%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Habersham County, GA declined by 1.26% from 17.7% to 17.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Habersham County, GA 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. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Habersham County, GA is home to a population of 43.9k people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.17% of Habersham County, GA residents were born outside of the country (4.02k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Habersham County, GA is composed of 33.9k White Alone residents (77.3%), 6.21k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.2%), 1.37k Black or African American Alone residents (3.13%), 1.03k Asian Alone residents (2.35%), 706 Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 507 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.16%), 92 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.21%), and 43 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.098%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Habersham County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Habersham County, GA was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Habersham County, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Habersham County, GA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.17%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.02k people

8.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.85k people

As of 2017, 9.17% of Habersham County, GA residents (4.02k 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 Habersham County, GA was 8.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

93.9%

2017 Citizenship

94.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.9% of Habersham County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Habersham County, GA was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.9k ± 347

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.21k ± 971

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.37k ± 187

In 2017, there were 5.46 times more White Alone residents (33.9k people) in Habersham County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.21k Hispanic or Latino and 1.37k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Habersham County, GA 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 Habersham County, GA 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 Habersham County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Habersham County, GA 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

    1,187 ± 191

  2. Korea

    306 ± 81

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    271 ± 110

Habersham County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Habersham County, GA awarded 1,675 degrees. The student population of Habersham County, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,820 male students and 3,284 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Habersham County, GA are White (1,361 and 81.4%), followed by Black or African American (152 and 9.1%), Unknown (68 and 4.07%), and Hispanic or Latino (60 and 3.59%).

The largest universities in Habersham County, GA by number of degrees awarded are North Georgia Technical College (849 and 50.7%) and Piedmont College (826 and 49.3%).

The most popular majors in Habersham County, GA are Curriculum & Instruction (238 and 14.2%), Elementary Education & Teaching (141 and 8.42%), and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (88 and 5.25%).

The median tuition costs in Habersham County, GA are $23,112 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. 42 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Habersham County, GA was General Health Services with 42 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 849 degrees awarded

  2. 826 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,112

Median Private

In 2016, the Habersham County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Georgia Technical College with 849 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

571

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,104

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 571 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Habersham County, GA, which is 0.517 times less than the 1,104 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

    1,361 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    152 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    68 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Habersham County, GA were to White students. These 1,361 degrees mean that there were 8.95 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 152 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Habersham County, GA was $137,200 in 2017, which is 0.631 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $130,600 to $137,200, a 5.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Habersham County, GA is 75.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Habersham County, GA have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Habersham County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,474

Median Household Income

± $1,781

15.1k

Number of Households

± 773

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.1k households in Habersham County, GA grew to $44,474 from the previous year's value of $41,600.

The following chart displays the households in Habersham County, GA 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

$137,200

2017 Median

± $5,693

$130,600

2016 Median

± $7,316

In 2017, the median property value in Habersham County, GA grew to to $137,200 from the previous year's value of $130,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Habersham County, GA 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 Habersham County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.2%

2017 Homeownership

74.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.2% of the housing units in Habersham County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Habersham County, GA have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.16% of the workforce in Habersham County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Habersham County, GA was Drove Alone (82.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.4%) and those who Worked At Home (2.22%).

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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