Monroe County, NY

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Population

747,642

0.0114% decline

Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$57,561

5.63% growth

Poverty Rate

14.8%


Number of Employees

373,632

1.7% growth

Median Property Value

$147,700

3.21% growth

About

In 2017, Monroe County, NY had a population of 748k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $57,561. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monroe County, NY declined from 747,727 to 747,642, a -0.0114% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,492 to $57,561, a 5.63% increase.

The population of Monroe County, NY is 70.3% White Alone, 14.4% Black or African American Alone, and 8.79% Hispanic or Latino. 13.9% of the people in Monroe County, NY speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe County, NY are Rochester Institute of Technology (3,976 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Rochester (3,577 degrees), and SUNY College at Brockport (2,501 degrees).

The median property value in Monroe County, NY is $147,700, and the homeownership rate is 63%. Most people in Monroe County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Monroe County, NY employs 374k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (64,132 people), Educational Services (50,288 people), and Manufacturing (43,333 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,063), Utilities ($73,155), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,663).

Median household income in Monroe County, NY is $57,561. Males in Monroe County, NY have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,672. The income inequality in Monroe County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,561

2017 value

± $1,799

5.63%

1 Year Growth

± 4.09%

Households in Monroe County, NY have a median annual income of $57,561, 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 $54,492 in 2016, which represents a 5.63% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,168

$60,672

Average Female Salary

± $854

In 2017, full-time male employees in Monroe County, NY made 1.29 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. White

    $67,169 ± $870

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $62,618 ± $15,800

  3. Asian

    $62,444 ± $2,225

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Monroe County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe County, NY is from New York.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.499

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.375% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New York 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 117.08

  2. Census Tract 123.06

  3. Census Tract 123.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, NY was Census Tract 117.08 with a value of $137,955, followed by Census Tract 123.06 and Census Tract 123.05, with respective values of $136,579 and $134,821.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, NY (107k out of 724k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    53,188 ± 1,611

  2. Black

    38,637 ± 1,204

  3. Hispanic

    20,325 ± 884

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County, NY is White, followed by Black 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

374k

2017 Value

± 9,680

1.7%

1 Year growth

± 3.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, NY grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 367k employees to 374k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, NY, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (25,083 people), Cooks & Food Preparation Workers (9,874 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (9,657 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe County, NY, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (25,083 people), Cooks & Food Preparation Workers (9,874 people), and Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (9,657 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Bus Drivers (2.57 times higher than expected), Baggage Porters & Concierges, & Tour & Travel Guides (2.53 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention Workers (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe County, NY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($78,583), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,159), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,208).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

374k

2017 Value

± 9,680

1.7%

1 Year growth

± 3.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, NY grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 367k employees to 374k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (64,132 people), Educational Services (50,288 people), and Manufacturing (43,333 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Monroe County, NY 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 Monroe County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (64,132 people), Educational Services (50,288 people), and Manufacturing (43,333 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, NY has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.47 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.23 times), and Information (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe County, NY, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,063), Utilities ($73,155), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,663).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

96.5% of the population of Monroe County, NY has health coverage, with 50.8% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 0.559% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Monroe County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, NY see 966 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (966 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1246 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 438 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

966 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, NY see an average of 966 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (966 patients).

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

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

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

3.47%

Uninsured

50.8%

Employer Coverage

19.7%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

0.559%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, NY declined by 3.28% from 3.59% to 3.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monroe County, NY 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Monroe County, NY is home to a population of 748k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.56% of Monroe County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe County, NY is composed of 526k White Alone residents (70.3%), 108k Black or African American Alone residents (14.4%), 65.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.79%), 29.5k Asian Alone residents (3.94%), 17.2k Two or More Races residents (2.31%), 1.44k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.192%), 528 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0706%), and 69 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00923%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Monroe County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (41,847 speakers), Other Asian Languages (7,102 speakers), and Chinese (5,960 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monroe County, NY was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Monroe County, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Monroe County, NY residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 8.56% of Monroe County, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe County, NY was 8.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    527,485 ± 17,593 people

  2. China

    441,157 ± 16,125 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,203 ± 11,935 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Monroe County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 527,485 Monroe County, NY residents, followed by China with 441,157 and Jamaica with 239,203.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Monroe County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, NY was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    526k ± 404

  2. Black or African American Alone

    108k ± 2.65k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    65.7k ± 5.6k

In 2017, there were 4.89 times more White Alone residents (526k people) in Monroe County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 108k Black or African American Alone and 65.7k 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 Monroe County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    41,847 speakers (5.92%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    7,102 speakers (1%)

  3. Chinese

    5,960 speakers (0.843%)

13.9% of Monroe County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Monroe County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.92% of the overall population of Monroe County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.843% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,830 ± 1,310

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,929 ± 1,293

  3. Korea

    3,723 ± 683

Monroe County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Monroe County, NY awarded 16,324 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, NY is skewed towards women, with 29,472 male students and 30,163 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe County, NY are White (10,366 and 71.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,289 and 8.9%), Unknown (961 and 6.63%), and Hispanic or Latino (828 and 5.72%).

The largest universities in Monroe County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Rochester Institute of Technology (3,976 and 24.4%), University of Rochester (3,577 and 21.9%), and SUNY College at Brockport (2,501 and 15.3%).

The most popular majors in Monroe County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (1,062 and 6.51%), Registered Nursing (892 and 5.46%), and General Studies (840 and 5.15%).

The median tuition costs in Monroe County, NY are $31,162 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 439 degrees awarded

  2. 366 degrees awarded

  3. 771 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Monroe County, NY was General Psychology with 439 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,976 degrees awarded

  2. 3,577 degrees awarded

  3. 2,501 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$31,162

Median Private

In 2016, the Monroe County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rochester Institute of Technology with 3,976 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,339

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,985

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,339 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe County, NY, which is 0.817 times less than the 8,985 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Monroe County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,366 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,289 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    961 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Monroe County, NY were to White students. These 10,366 degrees mean that there were 8.04 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,289 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, NY was $147,700 in 2017, which is 0.679 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,100 to $147,700, a 3.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, NY is 63%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe County, NY have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,561

Median Household Income

± $1,799

302k

Number of Households

± 8,141

In 2017, the median household income of the 302k households in Monroe County, NY grew to $57,561 from the previous year's value of $54,492.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe County, NY 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

$147,700

2017 Median

± $2,641

$143,100

2016 Median

± $2,187

In 2017, the median property value in Monroe County, NY grew to to $147,700 from the previous year's value of $143,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63%

2017 Homeownership

62.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63% of the housing units in Monroe County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Monroe County, NY 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 Monroe County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, NY have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.21% of the workforce in Monroe County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.26%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.22%

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

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