Saratoga County, NY

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Population

226,632

0.757% growth

Median Age

42.3


Median Household Income

$77,548

4.68% growth

Poverty Rate

6.6%


Number of Employees

117,053

1.92% growth

Median Property Value

$243,600

2.1% growth

About

In 2017, Saratoga County, NY had a population of 227k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $77,548. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Saratoga County, NY grew from 224,929 to 226,632, a 0.757% increase and its median household income grew from $74,080 to $77,548, a 4.68% increase.

The population of Saratoga County, NY is 90.9% White Alone, 2.98% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.81% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Saratoga County, NY speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Saratoga County, NY are SUNY Empire State College (3,647 degrees awarded in 2016), Skidmore College (741 degrees), and John Paolo's Xtreme Beauty Institute-Goldwell Product Artistry (50 degrees).

The median property value in Saratoga County, NY is $243,600, and the homeownership rate is 71.5%. Most people in Saratoga County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Saratoga County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Saratoga County, NY employs 117k people. The largest industries in Saratoga County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,315 people), Retail Trade (14,219 people), and Educational Services (14,058 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,818), Manufacturing ($69,484), and Finance & Insurance ($67,095).

Median household income in Saratoga County, NY is $77,548. Males in Saratoga County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Saratoga County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,548

2017 value

± $1,961

4.68%

1 Year Growth

± 3%

Households in Saratoga County, NY have a median annual income of $77,548, 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 $74,080 in 2016, which represents a 4.68% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 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

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 625.01

  2. Census Tract 626.02

  3. Census Tract 613.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saratoga County, NY was Census Tract 625.01 with a value of $120,117, followed by Census Tract 626.02 and Census Tract 613.01, with respective values of $115,135 and $110,526.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saratoga County, NY (14.7k out of 223k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    13,145 ± 837

  2. Hispanic

    811 ± 248

  3. Black

    634 ± 203

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Saratoga County, NY 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

117k

2017 Value

± 2,299

1.92%

1 Year growth

± 2.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saratoga County, NY grew at a rate of 1.92%, from 115k employees to 117k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saratoga County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,375 people), Management Occupations (14,039 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,155 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saratoga County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saratoga County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,375 people), Management Occupations (14,039 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,155 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saratoga County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.72 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.3 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saratoga County, NY, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($83,816), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,778), and Legal Occupations ($78,571).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

117k

2017 Value

± 2,299

1.92%

1 Year growth

± 2.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saratoga County, NY grew at a rate of 1.92%, from 115k employees to 117k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saratoga County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,315 people), Retail Trade (14,219 people), and Educational Services (14,058 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saratoga County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Saratoga 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 Saratoga County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,315 people), Retail Trade (14,219 people), and Educational Services (14,058 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saratoga County, NY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.42 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.4 times), and Educational Services (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saratoga County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,818), Manufacturing ($69,484), and Finance & Insurance ($67,095).

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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 ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($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

96.2% of the population of Saratoga County, NY has health coverage, with 61.5% on employee plans, 9.85% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Saratoga County, NY see 1414 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.22% increase from the previous year (1397 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1566 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 672 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

1,414 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Saratoga County, NY see an average of 1,414 patients per year. This represents a 1.22% increase from the previous year (1,397 patients).

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

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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$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

3.75%

Uninsured

61.5%

Employer Coverage

9.85%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saratoga County, NY declined by 14.2% from 4.37% to 3.75%.

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

Saratoga County, NY is home to a population of 227k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.3% of Saratoga County, NY residents were born outside of the country (12k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Saratoga County, NY is composed of 206k White Alone residents (90.9%), 6.75k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.98%), 6.36k Asian Alone residents (2.81%), 3.45k Black or African American Alone residents (1.52%), 3.24k Two or More Races residents (1.43%), 471 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.208%), 253 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.112%), and 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0185%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Saratoga County, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Saratoga County, NY was 42.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Saratoga County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Saratoga County, NY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12k people

5.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.5k people

As of 2017, 5.3% of Saratoga County, NY residents (12k 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 Saratoga County, NY was 5.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Saratoga County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Saratoga County, NY was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    206k ± 164

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.75k ± 526

  3. Asian Alone

    6.36k ± 281

In 2017, there were 30.5 times more White Alone residents (206k people) in Saratoga County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.75k Hispanic or Latino and 6.36k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    5,334 ± 443

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,793 ± 448

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,107 ± 330

Saratoga County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Saratoga County, NY awarded 4,438 degrees. The student population of Saratoga County, NY is skewed towards women, with 5,348 male students and 8,683 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Saratoga County, NY are White (2,717 and 64.2%), followed by Black or African American (514 and 12.1%), Unknown (397 and 9.37%), and Hispanic or Latino (395 and 9.33%).

The largest universities in Saratoga County, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY Empire State College (3,647 and 82.2%), Skidmore College (741 and 16.7%), and John Paolo's Xtreme Beauty Institute-Goldwell Product Artistry (50 and 1.13%).

The most popular majors in Saratoga County, NY are General Business (1,146 and 25.8%), Community Organization & Advocacy (709 and 16%), and General Psychology (315 and 7.1%).

The median tuition costs in Saratoga County, NY are $49,716 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. 1,019 degrees awarded

  2. 581 degrees awarded

  3. 290 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Saratoga County, NY was General Business with 1,019 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,647 degrees awarded

  2. 741 degrees awarded

  3. 50 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$49,716

Median Private

In 2016, the Saratoga County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY Empire State College with 3,647 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,592

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,846

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,592 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Saratoga County, NY, which is 0.559 times less than the 2,846 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,717 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    514 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    397 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Saratoga County, NY were to White students. These 2,717 degrees mean that there were 5.29 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 514 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saratoga County, NY was $243,600 in 2017, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $238,600 to $243,600, a 2.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Saratoga County, NY is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saratoga County, NY have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saratoga 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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$77,548

Median Household Income

± $1,961

93.1k

Number of Households

± 2,033

In 2017, the median household income of the 93.1k households in Saratoga County, NY grew to $77,548 from the previous year's value of $74,080.

The following chart displays the households in Saratoga 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

$243,600

2017 Median

± $2,996

$238,600

2016 Median

± $2,576

In 2017, the median property value in Saratoga County, NY grew to to $243,600 from the previous year's value of $238,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Saratoga 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 Saratoga County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.5% of the housing units in Saratoga County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saratoga County, NY have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Saratoga County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.45%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.86%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Saratoga County, NY was Drove Alone (83.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.45%) and those who Worked At Home (5.86%).

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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