Sarpy County, NE

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Population

175,188

1.58% growth

Median Age

34.2


Median Household Income

$75,752

4.82% growth

Poverty Rate

5.28%


Number of Employees

91,916

1.85% growth

Median Property Value

$173,900

3.76% growth

About

In 2017, Sarpy County, NE had a population of 175k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $75,752. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sarpy County, NE grew from 172,460 to 175,188, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $72,269 to $75,752, a 4.82% increase.

The population of Sarpy County, NE is 81.8% White Alone, 8.73% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.65% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Sarpy County, NE speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sarpy County, NE are Bellevue University (3,047 degrees awarded in 2016), Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University (20 degrees), and National American University-Bellevue (15 degrees).

The median property value in Sarpy County, NE is $173,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Sarpy County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Sarpy County, NE is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sarpy County, NE employs 91.9k people. The largest industries in Sarpy County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,984 people), Retail Trade (10,354 people), and Educational Services (9,294 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,458), Utilities ($75,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,406).

Median household income in Sarpy County, NE is $75,752. Males in Sarpy County, NE have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,865. The income inequality in Sarpy County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,752

2017 value

± $1,666

4.82%

1 Year Growth

± 2.76%

Households in Sarpy County, NE have a median annual income of $75,752, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $72,269 in 2016, which represents a 4.82% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,849

Average Male Salary

± $2,084

$42,865

Average Female Salary

± $1,555

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nebraska made 1.37 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

    $46,766 ± $9,518

  2. White

    $44,931 ± $1,266

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $34,147 ± $19,585

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nebraska workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 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 Sarpy County, NE is from Nebraska.

0.446

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.189% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 106.30

  2. Census Tract 106.28

  3. Census Tract 106.16

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sarpy County, NE was Census Tract 106.30 with a value of $124,489, followed by Census Tract 106.28 and Census Tract 106.16, with respective values of $120,189 and $116,979.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.28% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sarpy County, NE (9.16k out of 173k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    7,324 ± 561

  2. Hispanic

    1,491 ± 261

  3. Black

    793 ± 207

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

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

91.9k

2017 Value

± 1,816

1.85%

1 Year growth

± 2.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sarpy County, NE grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 90.2k employees to 91.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sarpy County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,913 people), Management Occupations (10,829 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,273 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sarpy County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sarpy County, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,913 people), Management Occupations (10,829 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,273 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sarpy County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.66 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.32 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sarpy County, NE, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,858), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,147), and Management Occupations ($72,771).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

91.9k

2017 Value

± 1,816

1.85%

1 Year growth

± 2.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sarpy County, NE grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 90.2k employees to 91.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sarpy County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,984 people), Retail Trade (10,354 people), and Educational Services (9,294 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sarpy County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Sarpy County, NE 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 Sarpy County, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,984 people), Retail Trade (10,354 people), and Educational Services (9,294 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sarpy County, NE has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.83 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.7 times), and Public Administration (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sarpy County, NE, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,458), Utilities ($75,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,406).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $11.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.1B, followed by Meat/seafood ($20.7B) and Live animals/fish ($11.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$149B

2015 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

53.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Nebraska trade was $149B. This is expected to increase 53.9% to $229B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.4B

  2. $9.12B

  3. $8.39B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $12.4B, followed by Kansas with $9.12B and California and $8.39B.

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

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Health

94.1% of the population of Sarpy County, NE has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 6.49% on Medicaid, 6.63% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 8.87% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Sarpy County, NE was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Sarpy County, NE see 1775 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.08% increase from the previous year (1722 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1455 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1105 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.5%). Additionally, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,775 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sarpy County, NE see an average of 1,775 patients per year. This represents a 3.08% increase from the previous year (1,722 patients).

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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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$8,412

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,536

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,964

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,956

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nebraska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.43%, from $8,133 to $8,412.

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

5.85%

Uninsured

57.7%

Employer Coverage

6.49%

Medicaid

6.63%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

8.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sarpy County, NE declined by 1.94% from 5.97% to 5.85%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sarpy County, NE 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. 16.5% prevalence

  2. 14.8% prevalence

  3. 13.5% prevalence

Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska, at 16.5%.

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Diversity

Sarpy County, NE is home to a population of 175k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.27% of Sarpy County, NE residents were born outside of the country (9.24k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sarpy County, NE is composed of 143k White Alone residents (81.8%), 15.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.73%), 6.4k Black or African American Alone residents (3.65%), 4.95k Two or More Races residents (2.83%), 4.33k Asian Alone residents (2.47%), 547 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.312%), 172 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0982%), and 142 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0811%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sarpy County, NE are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sarpy County, NE was 34.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Sarpy County, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sarpy County, NE residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.24k people

5.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.98k people

As of 2017, 5.27% of Sarpy County, NE residents (9.24k 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 Sarpy County, NE was 5.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    47,787 ± 5,299 people

  2. Guatemala

    8,331 ± 2,236 people

  3. Vietnam

    6,596 ± 1,990 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 47,787 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,331 and Vietnam with 6,596.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Sarpy County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sarpy County, NE was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    143k ± 119

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15.3k ± 737

  3. Black or African American Alone

    6.4k ± 426

In 2017, there were 9.37 times more White Alone residents (143k people) in Sarpy County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.3k Hispanic or Latino and 6.4k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Sarpy County, NE 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 Sarpy County, NE was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sarpy County, NE 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,373 ± 499

  2. Vietnam

    4,065 ± 273

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,975 ± 339

Sarpy County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sarpy County, NE awarded 3,082 degrees. The student population of Sarpy County, NE is skewed towards women, with 4,461 male students and 4,665 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sarpy County, NE are White (1,559 and 52.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (665 and 22.4%), Unknown (356 and 12%), and Black or African American (265 and 8.93%).

The largest universities in Sarpy County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Bellevue University (3,047 and 98.9%), Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University (20 and 0.649%), and National American University-Bellevue (15 and 0.487%).

The most popular majors in Sarpy County, NE are General Business (550 and 17.8%), General Business Administration & Management (364 and 11.8%), and General Social Sciences (326 and 10.6%).

The median tuition costs in Sarpy County, NE are $11,520 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. 123 degrees awarded

  2. 550 degrees awarded

  3. 196 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sarpy County, NE was Other Health & Medical Administrative Services with 123 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Sarpy County, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,047 degrees awarded

  2. 20 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$11,520

Median Private

In 2016, the Sarpy County, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bellevue University with 3,047 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,521

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,561

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,521 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sarpy County, NE, which is 0.974 times less than the 1,561 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

    1,559 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    665 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    356 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sarpy County, NE were to White students. These 1,559 degrees mean that there were 2.34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 665 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sarpy County, NE was $173,900 in 2017, which is 0.799 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $167,600 to $173,900, a 3.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Sarpy County, NE is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sarpy County, NE have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sarpy County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$75,752

Median Household Income

± $1,666

63.9k

Number of Households

± 1,430

In 2017, the median household income of the 63.9k households in Sarpy County, NE grew to $75,752 from the previous year's value of $72,269.

The following chart displays the households in Sarpy County, NE 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

$173,900

2017 Median

± $1,914

$167,600

2016 Median

± $1,396

In 2017, the median property value in Sarpy County, NE grew to to $173,900 from the previous year's value of $167,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sarpy County, NE 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 Sarpy County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Sarpy County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

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

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sarpy County, NE have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.898% of the workforce in Sarpy County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.57%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sarpy County, NE was Drove Alone (87.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.57%) and those who Worked At Home (3.25%).

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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