Sheridan County, WY

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Population

29,964

0.134% growth

Median Age

42.1


Median Household Income

$56,455

4.71% growth

Poverty Rate

6.83%


Number of Employees

14,663

1.16% growth

Median Property Value

$240,900

1.35% growth

About

In 2017, Sheridan County, WY had a population of 30k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $56,455. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sheridan County, WY grew from 29,924 to 29,964, a 0.134% increase and its median household income grew from $53,914 to $56,455, a 4.71% increase.

The population of Sheridan County, WY is 91.6% White Alone, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.66% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Sheridan County, WY speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sheridan County, WY are Sheridan College (782 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Sheridan County, WY is $240,900, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Sheridan County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Sheridan County, WY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sheridan County, WY employs 14.7k people. The largest industries in Sheridan County, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,643 people), Educational Services (1,733 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,377 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,643), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,618), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,393).

Median household income in Sheridan County, WY is $56,455. Males in Sheridan County, WY have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,789. The income inequality in Sheridan County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,455

2017 value

± $2,977

4.71%

1 Year Growth

± 7.11%

Households in Sheridan County, WY have a median annual income of $56,455, 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 $53,914 in 2016, which represents a 4.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,351

Average Male Salary

± $3,660

$41,789

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wyoming made 1.49 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

    $47,441 ± $2,313

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,258 ± $27,938

  3. Asian

    $43,395 ± $26,059

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wyoming workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 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 Sheridan County, WY is from Wyoming.

0.44

2017 Wage GINI

0.442

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.416% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Wyoming 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 5

  2. Census Tract 6

  3. Census Tract 2

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sheridan County, WY was Census Tract 5 with a value of $69,009, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $63,704 and $57,321.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.83% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sheridan County, WY (1.99k out of 29.1k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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

    1,808 ± 299

  2. Hispanic

    185 ± 129

  3. Other

    101 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sheridan County, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

14.7k

2017 Value

± 884

1.16%

1 Year growth

± 8.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sheridan County, WY grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 14.5k employees to 14.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sheridan County, WY, are Management Occupations (1,694 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,670 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,290 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, WY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,694 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,670 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,290 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sheridan County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.04 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.76 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, WY, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($69,375), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,889), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($65,814).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.7k

2017 Value

± 884

1.16%

1 Year growth

± 8.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sheridan County, WY grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 14.5k employees to 14.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sheridan County, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,643 people), Educational Services (1,733 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,377 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sheridan County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Sheridan County, WY 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 Sheridan County, WY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,643 people), Educational Services (1,733 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,377 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sheridan County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.23 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.64 times), and Utilities (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sheridan County, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($89,643), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,618), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,393).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.2B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $5.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.2B, followed by Crude petroleum ($7.35B) and Fuel oils ($5.14B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$59.3B

2015 Value

$79.1B

Projected 2045 Value

33.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wyoming trade was $59.3B. This is expected to increase 33.3% to $79.1B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.62B

  2. $6.9B

  3. $3.97B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Utah with $9.62B, followed by Colorado with $6.9B and Nebraska and $3.97B.

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

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Health

90.6% of the population of Sheridan County, WY has health coverage, with 50.1% on employee plans, 7% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 3.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Sheridan County, WY was $8,320 in 2014. This is a 4.51% increase from the previous year ($7,961).

Primary care physicians in Sheridan County, WY see 1429 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.42% increase from the previous year (1306 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 974 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 224 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.9%). Additionally, Campbell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,429 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sheridan County, WY see an average of 1,429 patients per year. This represents a 9.42% increase from the previous year (1,306 patients).

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

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,320

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,957

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,698

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,050

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wyoming (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.51%, from $7,961 to $8,320.

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

9.35%

Uninsured

50.1%

Employer Coverage

7%

Medicaid

14%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

3.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sheridan County, WY declined by 3.9% from 9.73% to 9.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sheridan County, WY 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. 11.9% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.5% prevalence

Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming, at 11.9%.

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

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Diversity

Sheridan County, WY is home to a population of 30k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.28% of Sheridan County, WY residents were born outside of the country (684 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sheridan County, WY is composed of 27.4k White Alone residents (91.6%), 1.26k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.21%), 498 Two or More Races residents (1.66%), 299 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.998%), 267 Black or African American Alone residents (0.891%), 197 Asian Alone residents (0.657%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sheridan County, WY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sheridan County, WY was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Sheridan County, WY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Sheridan County, WY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

684 people

2.01%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

602 people

As of 2017, 2.28% of Sheridan County, WY residents (684 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 Sheridan County, WY was 2.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    8,138 ± 2,199 people

  2. Canada

    1,016 ± 782 people

  3. Philippines

    1,012 ± 780 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Wyoming residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Sheridan County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sheridan County, WY was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27.4k ± 14

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.26k ± 285

  3. Two or More Races

    498 ± 172

In 2017, there were 21.7 times more White Alone residents (27.4k people) in Sheridan County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.26k Hispanic or Latino and 498 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,004 ± 181

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    370 ± 140

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    336 ± 128

Sheridan County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sheridan County, WY awarded 782 degrees. The student population of Sheridan County, WY is skewed towards men, with 2,121 male students and 1,867 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sheridan County, WY are White (673 and 87.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (43 and 5.57%), Two or More Races (28 and 3.63%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (13 and 1.68%).

The largest universities in Sheridan County, WY by number of degrees awarded are Sheridan College (782 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sheridan County, WY are General Studies (146 and 18.7%), Diesel Mechanics Technology (57 and 7.29%), and Registered Nursing (55 and 7.03%).

The median tuition costs in Sheridan County, WY 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. 146 degrees awarded

  2. 55 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sheridan County, WY was General Studies with 146 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

782 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Sheridan County, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sheridan College with 782 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

332

Degrees Awarded to Men

450

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 332 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sheridan County, WY, which is 0.738 times less than the 450 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

    673 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    43 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    28 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sheridan County, WY were to White students. These 673 degrees mean that there were 15.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 43 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sheridan County, WY was $240,900 in 2017, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $237,700 to $240,900, a 1.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Sheridan County, WY is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sheridan County, WY have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sheridan County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,455

Median Household Income

± $2,977

13.1k

Number of Households

± 774

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.1k households in Sheridan County, WY grew to $56,455 from the previous year's value of $53,914.

The following chart displays the households in Sheridan County, WY 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

$240,900

2017 Median

± $10,335

$237,700

2016 Median

± $11,158

In 2017, the median property value in Sheridan County, WY grew to to $240,900 from the previous year's value of $237,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sheridan County, WY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sheridan County, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

68.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Sheridan County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sheridan County, WY have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Sheridan County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sheridan County, WY was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Worked At Home (5.62%).

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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