Trinidad, CO

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Population

8,054

2.73% decline

Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$37,727

4.2% decline

Poverty Rate

19.4%


Number of Employees

3,800

3.68% decline

Median Property Value

$125,300

1.73% decline

About

In 2017, Trinidad, CO had a population of 8.05k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $37,727. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Trinidad, CO declined from 8,280 to 8,054, a -2.73% decrease and its median household income declined from $39,379 to $37,727, a -4.2% decrease.

The population of Trinidad, CO is 53.1% Hispanic or Latino, 41.2% White Alone, and 2.96% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Trinidad, CO speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Trinidad, CO are Trinidad State Junior College (716 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Trinidad, CO is $125,300, and the homeownership rate is 56%. Most people in Trinidad, CO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Trinidad, CO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Trinidad, CO employs 3.8k people. The largest industries in Trinidad, CO are Health Care & Social Assistance (662 people), Accommodation & Food Services (477 people), and Public Administration (445 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,845), Utilities ($72,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,750).

Median household income in Trinidad, CO is $37,727. Males in Trinidad, CO have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,692. The income inequality in Trinidad, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,727

2017 value

± $4,058

-4.2%

1 Year Growth

± 13.2%

Households in Trinidad, CO have a median annual income of $37,727, 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 $39,379 in 2016, which represents a -4.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,531

Average Male Salary

± $1,541

$51,692

Average Female Salary

± $1,226

In 2017, full-time male employees in Colorado made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Colorado by number of full-time 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

    $54,772 ± $5,354

  2. White

    $54,520 ± $998

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $47,825 ± $27,111

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Colorado workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 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 Trinidad, CO is from Colorado.

0.471

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0949% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado 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 2

  3. Census Tract 4

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Trinidad, CO was Census Tract 5 with a value of $40,804, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $39,032 and $33,750.

The following map shows all of the places in Trinidad, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Trinidad, CO (1.48k out of 7.64k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,122 ± 185

  2. Hispanic

    892 ± 161

  3. Two Or More

    150 ± 101

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Trinidad, CO 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

3.8k

2017 Value

± 355

-3.68%

1 Year decline

± 13.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Trinidad, CO declined at a rate of -3.68%, from 3.95k employees to 3.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Trinidad, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (544 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (336 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (317 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Trinidad, CO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Trinidad, CO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (544 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (336 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (317 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Trinidad, CO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.38 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.88 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Trinidad, CO, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($81,087), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($70,750), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,850).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.8k

2017 Value

± 355

-3.68%

1 Year decline

± 13.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Trinidad, CO declined at a rate of -3.68%, from 3.95k employees to 3.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Trinidad, CO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (662 people), Accommodation & Food Services (477 people), and Public Administration (445 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Trinidad, CO, though some of these residents may live in Trinidad, CO 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 Trinidad, CO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (662 people), Accommodation & Food Services (477 people), and Public Administration (445 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Trinidad, CO has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.31 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.51 times), and Utilities (2.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Trinidad, CO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,845), Utilities ($72,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.1B

  2. $22.9B

  3. $15.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($22.9B) and Electronics ($15.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$208B

2015 Value

$314B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Colorado trade was $208B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $314B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.5B

  2. $9.22B

  3. $7.43B

In 2015, the top outbound Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wyoming with $12.5B, followed by Nebraska with $9.22B and California and $7.43B.

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

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Health

89.3% of the population of Trinidad, CO has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 29.9% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Trinidad, CO was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Trinidad, CO see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1291 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 326 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (8.8%). Additionally, Logan County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (28.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,243 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,243 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% increase from the previous year (1,238 patients).

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

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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$6,804

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,623

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,143

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,287

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

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

10.7%

Uninsured

32%

Employer Coverage

29.9%

Medicaid

12.2%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Trinidad, CO declined by 6.2% from 11.4% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Trinidad, CO 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. 8.8% prevalence

  2. 8.7% prevalence

  3. 8.4% prevalence

Fremont County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Colorado, at 8.8%.

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

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Diversity

Trinidad, CO is home to a population of 8.05k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Trinidad, CO residents were born outside of the country (432 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Trinidad, CO is composed of 4.27k Hispanic or Latino residents (53.1%), 3.32k White Alone residents (41.2%), 238 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.96%), 108 Two or More Races residents (1.34%), 97 Asian Alone residents (1.2%), 19 Black or African American Alone residents (0.236%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Trinidad, CO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.4

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Trinidad, CO was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Trinidad, CO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Trinidad, CO residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    432 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Trinidad, CO residents (432 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Trinidad, CO was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    230,780 ± 11,541 people

  2. India

    19,019 ± 3,380 people

  3. Vietnam

    17,347 ± 3,228 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 230,780 Colorado residents, followed by India with 19,019 and Vietnam with 17,347.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Trinidad, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Trinidad, CO was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    4.27k ± 370

  2. White Alone

    3.32k ± 168

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    238 ± 111

In 2017, there were 1.29 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (4.27k people) in Trinidad, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.32k White Alone and 238 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    218 ± 69

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    99 ± 49

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    57 ± 38

Trinidad, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Trinidad, CO awarded 716 degrees. The student population of Trinidad, CO is skewed towards women, with 733 male students and 921 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Trinidad, CO are White (396 and 55.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (249 and 35.1%), Unknown (27 and 3.81%), and Two or More Races (13 and 1.83%).

The largest universities in Trinidad, CO by number of degrees awarded are Trinidad State Junior College (716 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Trinidad, CO are Lineworker (96 and 13.4%), General Studies (85 and 11.9%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (68 and 9.5%).

The median tuition costs in Trinidad, CO 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. 96 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Trinidad, CO was Lineworker with 96 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

716 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Trinidad, CO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Trinidad State Junior College with 716 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

385

Degrees Awarded to Men

331

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 385 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Trinidad, CO, which is 1.16 times more than the 331 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

    396 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    249 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    27 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Trinidad, CO were to White students. These 396 degrees mean that there were 1.59 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 249 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Trinidad, CO was $125,300 in 2017, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $127,500 to $125,300, a 1.73% decrease. The homeownership rate in Trinidad, CO is 56%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Trinidad, CO have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Trinidad, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,727

Median Household Income

± $4,058

3.75k

Number of Households

± 338

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.75k households in Trinidad, CO declined from $37,727 from the previous year's value of $39,379.

The following chart displays the households in Trinidad, CO 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$125,300

2017 Median

± $13,214

$127,500

2016 Median

± $14,191

In 2017, the median property value in Trinidad, CO declined from to $125,300 from the previous year's value of $127,500.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Trinidad, CO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Trinidad, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

56%

2017 Homeownership

60.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56% of the housing units in Trinidad, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.6%.

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

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Trinidad, CO have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.04% of the workforce in Trinidad, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.4%

  2. Carpooled

    15.8%

  3. Walked

    6.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Trinidad, CO was Drove Alone (72.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.8%) and those who Walked (6.3%).

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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