Spalding County, GA

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Population

64,192

0.291% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$42,398

4.56% growth

Poverty Rate

21.6%


Number of Employees

24,789

2.88% growth

Median Property Value

$112,400

1.9% growth

About

In 2017, Spalding County, GA had a population of 64.2k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $42,398. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Spalding County, GA grew from 64,006 to 64,192, a 0.291% increase and its median household income grew from $40,548 to $42,398, a 4.56% increase.

The population of Spalding County, GA is 59.4% White Alone, 33.3% Black or African American Alone, and 4.35% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Spalding County, GA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Spalding County, GA are Southern Crescent Technical College (1,903 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Spalding County, GA is $112,400, and the homeownership rate is 61.4%. Most people in Spalding County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Spalding County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Spalding County, GA employs 24.8k people. The largest industries in Spalding County, GA are Retail Trade (3,777 people), Manufacturing (3,482 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,843 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($52,080), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,836), and Finance & Insurance ($45,565).

Median household income in Spalding County, GA is $42,398. Males in Spalding 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 Spalding County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,398

2017 value

± $2,062

4.56%

1 Year Growth

± 5.8%

Households in Spalding County, GA have a median annual income of $42,398, 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 $40,548 in 2016, which represents a 4.56% 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.

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

    $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 Spalding 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 1602

  2. Census Tract 1611

  3. Census Tract 1606

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Spalding County, GA was Census Tract 1602 with a value of $62,610, followed by Census Tract 1611 and Census Tract 1606, with respective values of $61,107 and $56,429.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Spalding County, GA (13.6k out of 63k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 6 - 11.

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. Black

    7,295 ± 657

  2. White

    5,888 ± 613

  3. Hispanic

    683 ± 234

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

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

24.8k

2017 Value

± 1,249

2.88%

1 Year growth

± 7.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Spalding County, GA grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 24.1k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Spalding County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,823 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,523 people), and Production Occupations (2,122 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Spalding County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Spalding County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,823 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,523 people), and Production Occupations (2,122 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Spalding County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.17 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.6 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Spalding County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,297), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,929), and Legal Occupations ($57,460).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.8k

2017 Value

± 1,249

2.88%

1 Year growth

± 7.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Spalding County, GA grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 24.1k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Spalding County, GA, are Retail Trade (3,777 people), Manufacturing (3,482 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,843 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Spalding County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Spalding 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 Spalding County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,777 people), Manufacturing (3,482 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,843 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Spalding County, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.63 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.39 times), and Retail Trade (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Spalding County, GA, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($52,080), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,836), and Finance & Insurance ($45,565).

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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

84.4% of the population of Spalding County, GA has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Spalding County, GA see 2002 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.25% increase from the previous year (1939 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2818 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1045 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

2,002 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Spalding County, GA see an average of 2,002 patients per year. This represents a 3.25% increase from the previous year (1,939 patients).

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

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

15.6%

Uninsured

36.6%

Employer Coverage

22.9%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Spalding County, GA declined by 7.23% from 16.9% to 15.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Spalding 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

Spalding County, GA is home to a population of 64.2k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.22% of Spalding County, GA residents were born outside of the country (2.07k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Spalding County, GA is composed of 38.1k White Alone residents (59.4%), 21.4k Black or African American Alone residents (33.3%), 2.79k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.35%), 950 Two or More Races residents (1.48%), 602 Asian Alone residents (0.938%), 259 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.403%), 57 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0888%), and 19 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0296%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Spalding County, GA was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Spalding County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Spalding County, GA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.22%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.07k people

3.45%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.21k people

As of 2017, 3.22% of Spalding County, GA residents (2.07k 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 Spalding County, GA was 3.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Spalding County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Spalding County, GA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    38.1k ± 77

  2. Black or African American Alone

    21.4k ± 335

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.79k ± 395

In 2017, there were 1.78 times more White Alone residents (38.1k people) in Spalding County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.4k Black or African American Alone and 2.79k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,687 ± 233

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    871 ± 255

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    386 ± 141

Spalding County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Spalding County, GA awarded 1,903 degrees. The student population of Spalding County, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,596 male students and 3,107 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Spalding County, GA are White (1,056 and 55.5%), followed by Black or African American (727 and 38.2%), Hispanic or Latino (52 and 2.74%), and Asian (31 and 1.63%).

The largest universities in Spalding County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Southern Crescent Technical College (1,903 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Spalding County, GA are Child Care Provider (161 and 8.46%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (153 and 8.04%), and General Business Administration & Management (136 and 7.15%).

The median tuition costs in Spalding County, GA 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. 161 degrees awarded

  2. 105 degrees awarded

  3. 93 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Spalding County, GA was Child Care Provider with 161 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,903 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Spalding County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Crescent Technical College with 1,903 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

780

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,123

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 780 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Spalding County, GA, which is 0.695 times less than the 1,123 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Spalding County, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,056 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    727 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    52 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Spalding County, GA were to White students. These 1,056 degrees mean that there were 1.45 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 727 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Spalding County, GA was $112,400 in 2017, which is 0.517 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,300 to $112,400, a 1.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Spalding County, GA is 61.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Spalding County, GA have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Spalding 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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$42,398

Median Household Income

± $2,062

23.5k

Number of Households

± 1,137

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.5k households in Spalding County, GA grew to $42,398 from the previous year's value of $40,548.

The following chart displays the households in Spalding 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

$112,400

2017 Median

± $4,654

$110,300

2016 Median

± $4,347

In 2017, the median property value in Spalding County, GA grew to to $112,400 from the previous year's value of $110,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Spalding County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Spalding County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.4%

2017 Homeownership

61%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.4% of the housing units in Spalding County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61%.

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

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Spalding County, GA have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Spalding County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87%

  2. Carpooled

    8.08%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Spalding County, GA was Drove Alone (87%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.08%) and those who Worked At Home (1.72%).

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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