Marathon County, WI

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Population

135,293

0.0547% decline

Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$56,509

4.21% growth

Poverty Rate

10.3%


Number of Employees

71,112

1.22% growth

Median Property Value

$147,600

1.17% growth

About

In 2017, Marathon County, WI had a population of 135k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $56,509. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marathon County, WI declined from 135,367 to 135,293, a -0.0547% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,227 to $56,509, a 4.21% increase.

The population of Marathon County, WI is 89.1% White Alone, 5.68% Asian Alone, and 2.68% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Marathon County, WI speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marathon County, WI are Northcentral Technical College (2,004 degrees awarded in 2016), State College of Beauty Culture Inc (56 degrees), and Globe University–Wausau (32 degrees).

The median property value in Marathon County, WI is $147,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.8%. Most people in Marathon County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Marathon County, WI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Marathon County, WI employs 71.1k people. The largest industries in Marathon County, WI are Manufacturing (14,587 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,469 people), and Retail Trade (8,246 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,169), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,014), and Public Administration ($43,554).

Median household income in Marathon County, WI is $56,509. Males in Marathon County, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Marathon County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,509

2017 value

± $1,350

4.21%

1 Year Growth

± 3.17%

Households in Marathon County, WI have a median annual income of $56,509, 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 $54,227 in 2016, which represents a 4.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.33 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

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 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 Marathon County, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin 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 13

  2. Census Tract 12.01

  3. Census Tract 11.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marathon County, WI was Census Tract 13 with a value of $83,782, followed by Census Tract 12.01 and Census Tract 11.02, with respective values of $82,399 and $76,479.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marathon County, WI (13.8k out of 133k 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 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    10,275 ± 581

  2. Asian

    2,305 ± 343

  3. Hispanic

    1,433 ± 231

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marathon County, WI is White, followed by Asian 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

71.1k

2017 Value

± 1,431

1.22%

1 Year growth

± 2.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marathon County, WI grew at a rate of 1.22%, from 70.3k employees to 71.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marathon County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,338 people), Production Occupations (7,500 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,984 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marathon County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marathon County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,338 people), Production Occupations (7,500 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,984 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marathon County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.21 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.82 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marathon County, WI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,446), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,512), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,276).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

71.1k

2017 Value

± 1,431

1.22%

1 Year growth

± 2.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marathon County, WI grew at a rate of 1.22%, from 70.3k employees to 71.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marathon County, WI, are Manufacturing (14,587 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,469 people), and Retail Trade (8,246 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marathon County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Marathon County, WI 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 Marathon County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (14,587 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,469 people), and Retail Trade (8,246 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Marathon County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.07 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.03 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marathon County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,169), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,014), and Public Administration ($43,554).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Machinery ($26B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $493B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

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

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Health

93.5% of the population of Marathon County, WI has health coverage, with 55.4% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Marathon County, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Marathon County, WI see 1105 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0906% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1317 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 649 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,105 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Marathon County, WI see an average of 1,105 patients per year. This represents a 0.0906% increase from the previous year (1,104 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

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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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

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

6.48%

Uninsured

55.4%

Employer Coverage

12.2%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marathon County, WI declined by 6.59% from 6.94% to 6.48%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marathon County, WI 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. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

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

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Diversity

Marathon County, WI is home to a population of 135k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.17% of Marathon County, WI residents were born outside of the country (5.64k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Marathon County, WI is composed of 121k White Alone residents (89.1%), 7.68k Asian Alone residents (5.68%), 3.62k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.68%), 2.03k Two or More Races residents (1.5%), 914 Black or African American Alone residents (0.676%), 360 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.266%), 62 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0458%), and 36 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0266%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Marathon County, WI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marathon County, WI was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Marathon County, WI are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Marathon County, WI residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.17%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.64k people

4.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.45k people

As of 2017, 4.17% of Marathon County, WI residents (5.64k 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 Marathon County, WI was 4.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Marathon County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marathon County, WI was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    121k ± 44

  2. Asian Alone

    7.68k ± 203

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.62k ± 412

In 2017, there were 15.7 times more White Alone residents (121k people) in Marathon County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.68k Asian Alone and 3.62k 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 Marathon County, WI 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 Marathon County, WI 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 Marathon County, WI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Marathon County, WI 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

    3,155 ± 255

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,101 ± 198

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,068 ± 195

Marathon County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Marathon County, WI awarded 2,092 degrees. The student population of Marathon County, WI is skewed towards women, with 1,685 male students and 2,578 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marathon County, WI are White (1,817 and 86.9%), followed by Asian (124 and 5.93%), Unknown (73 and 3.49%), and Hispanic or Latino (33 and 1.58%).

The largest universities in Marathon County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Northcentral Technical College (2,004 and 95.8%), State College of Beauty Culture Inc (56 and 2.68%), and Globe University–Wausau (32 and 1.53%).

The most popular majors in Marathon County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (431 and 20.6%), Welding Technology (251 and 12%), and Operations Management & Supervision (117 and 5.59%).

The median tuition costs in Marathon County, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 431 degrees awarded

  2. 200 degrees awarded

  3. 104 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Marathon County, WI was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 431 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,004 degrees awarded

  2. 56 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Marathon County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northcentral Technical College with 2,004 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

835

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,257

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 835 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marathon County, WI, which is 0.664 times less than the 1,257 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

    1,817 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    124 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    73 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marathon County, WI were to White students. These 1,817 degrees mean that there were 14.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 124 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marathon County, WI was $147,600 in 2017, which is 0.678 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $145,900 to $147,600, a 1.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Marathon County, WI is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marathon County, WI have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marathon County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,509

Median Household Income

± $1,350

54.8k

Number of Households

± 1,246

In 2017, the median household income of the 54.8k households in Marathon County, WI grew to $56,509 from the previous year's value of $54,227.

The following chart displays the households in Marathon County, WI 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

$147,600

2017 Median

± $2,161

$145,900

2016 Median

± $1,732

In 2017, the median property value in Marathon County, WI grew to to $147,600 from the previous year's value of $145,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marathon County, WI 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 Marathon County, WI 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 Marathon County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marathon County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%

2017 Homeownership

72.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.8% of the housing units in Marathon County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marathon County, WI have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.74% of the workforce in Marathon County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.29%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marathon County, WI was Drove Alone (82.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.29%) and those who Worked At Home (4.98%).

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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