Ashtabula County, OH

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Population

98,622

0.558% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$43,017

4.52% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

40,003

0.722% decline

Median Property Value

$106,300

1.53% growth

About

In 2017, Ashtabula County, OH had a population of 98.6k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $43,017. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ashtabula County, OH declined from 99,175 to 98,622, a -0.558% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,158 to $43,017, a 4.52% increase.

The population of Ashtabula County, OH is 89.9% White Alone, 3.99% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.43% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Ashtabula County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ashtabula County, OH are Kent State University at Ashtabula (369 degrees awarded in 2016) and Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus (71 degrees).

The median property value in Ashtabula County, OH is $106,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.3%. Most people in Ashtabula County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Ashtabula County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ashtabula County, OH employs 40k people. The largest industries in Ashtabula County, OH are Manufacturing (9,695 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,786 people), and Retail Trade (4,150 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,458), Public Administration ($44,873), and Finance & Insurance ($43,707).

Median household income in Ashtabula County, OH is $43,017. Males in Ashtabula County, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Ashtabula County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,017

2017 value

± $1,597

4.52%

1 Year Growth

± 4.66%

Households in Ashtabula County, OH have a median annual income of $43,017, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,158 in 2016, which represents a 4.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 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

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 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 Ashtabula County, OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio 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 10.02

  2. Census Tract 10.01

  3. Census Tract 11.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ashtabula County, OH was Census Tract 10.02 with a value of $60,648, followed by Census Tract 10.01 and Census Tract 11.01, with respective values of $55,273 and $54,519.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ashtabula County, OH (18.9k out of 95.2k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    16,851 ± 829

  2. Hispanic

    1,496 ± 245

  3. Two Or More

    874 ± 208

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ashtabula County, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

40k

2017 Value

± 1,200

-0.722%

1 Year decline

± 4.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ashtabula County, OH declined at a rate of -0.722%, from 40.3k employees to 40k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ashtabula County, OH, are Production Occupations (5,979 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,956 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,616 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ashtabula County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ashtabula County, OH, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (5,979 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,956 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,616 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ashtabula County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.58 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.83 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ashtabula County, OH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,500), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,628), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,592).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

40k

2017 Value

± 1,200

-0.722%

1 Year decline

± 4.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ashtabula County, OH declined at a rate of -0.722%, from 40.3k employees to 40k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ashtabula County, OH, are Manufacturing (9,695 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,786 people), and Retail Trade (4,150 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ashtabula County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Ashtabula County, OH 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 Ashtabula County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (9,695 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,786 people), and Retail Trade (4,150 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ashtabula County, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.39 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.59 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ashtabula County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,458), Public Administration ($44,873), and Finance & Insurance ($43,707).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% to $952B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

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

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Health

90% of the population of Ashtabula County, OH has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Ashtabula County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Ashtabula County, OH see 2740 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.544% decrease from the previous year (2755 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2655 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1142 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,740 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ashtabula County, OH see an average of 2,740 patients per year. This represents a 0.544% decrease from the previous year (2,755 patients).

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

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

10%

Uninsured

42.3%

Employer Coverage

21.3%

Medicaid

14%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ashtabula County, OH declined by 9.01% from 11% to 10%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ashtabula County, OH 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. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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

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Diversity

Ashtabula County, OH is home to a population of 98.6k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.4% of Ashtabula County, OH residents were born outside of the country (1.38k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ashtabula County, OH is composed of 88.6k White Alone residents (89.9%), 3.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.99%), 3.38k Black or African American Alone residents (3.43%), 1.92k Two or More Races residents (1.95%), 479 Asian Alone residents (0.486%), 189 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.192%), 45 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0456%), and 41 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0416%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ashtabula County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ashtabula County, OH was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Ashtabula County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ashtabula County, OH residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.38k people

1.41%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.4k people

As of 2017, 1.4% of Ashtabula County, OH residents (1.38k 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 Ashtabula County, OH was 1.41%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Ashtabula County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ashtabula County, OH was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    88.6k ± 34

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.94k ± 464

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.38k ± 243

In 2017, there were 22.5 times more White Alone residents (88.6k people) in Ashtabula County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.94k Hispanic or Latino and 3.38k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    2,827 ± 287

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    870 ± 171

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    789 ± 178

Ashtabula County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ashtabula County, OH awarded 440 degrees. The student population of Ashtabula County, OH is skewed towards women, with 785 male students and 1,442 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ashtabula County, OH are White (397 and 90.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17 and 3.86%), Black or African American (11 and 2.5%), and Unknown (7 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Ashtabula County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Kent State University at Ashtabula (369 and 83.9%) and Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus (71 and 16.1%).

The most popular majors in Ashtabula County, OH are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (140 and 31.8%), Registered Nursing (66 and 15%), and Physical Therapy Technician (59 and 13.4%).

The median tuition costs in Ashtabula County, OH are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,664 and $14,028 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ashtabula County, OH was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 130 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ashtabula County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 369 degrees awarded

  2. 71 degrees awarded

$5,664

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ashtabula County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kent State University at Ashtabula with 369 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

117

Degrees Awarded to Men

323

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 117 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ashtabula County, OH, which is 0.362 times less than the 323 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Ashtabula County, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    397 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ashtabula County, OH were to White students. These 397 degrees mean that there were 23.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 17 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ashtabula County, OH was $106,300 in 2017, which is 0.489 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $104,700 to $106,300, a 1.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Ashtabula County, OH is 70.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ashtabula County, OH have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ashtabula County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,017

Median Household Income

± $1,597

38.4k

Number of Households

± 1,114

In 2017, the median household income of the 38.4k households in Ashtabula County, OH grew to $43,017 from the previous year's value of $41,158.

The following chart displays the households in Ashtabula County, OH 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

$106,300

2017 Median

± $3,218

$104,700

2016 Median

± $2,728

In 2017, the median property value in Ashtabula County, OH grew to to $106,300 from the previous year's value of $104,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ashtabula County, OH 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 Ashtabula County, OH 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 Ashtabula County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ashtabula County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.3%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.3% of the housing units in Ashtabula County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ashtabula County, OH have a longer commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.86% of the workforce in Ashtabula County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.48%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.74%

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

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