Moscow, ID

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Population

24,833

0.0885% decline

Poverty Rate

29.9%


Median Age

24.7


Median Household Income

$35,979

3.44% growth

Number of Employees

12,549

3.08% growth

Median Property Value

$216,700

3.34% growth

About

In 2017, Moscow, ID had a population of 24.8k people with a median age of 24.7 and a median household income of $35,979. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Moscow, ID declined from 24,855 to 24,833, a -0.0885% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,784 to $35,979, a 3.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Moscow, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.84%), White (Hispanic) (3.73%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.4%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.817%). N/A% of the people in Moscow, ID speak a non-English language, and 94.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Moscow, ID are University of Idaho (2,666 degrees awarded in 2017), New Saint Andrews College (43 degrees), and Mr Leon's School of Hair Design-Moscow (13 degrees).

The median property value in Moscow, ID is $216,700, and the homeownership rate is 41.1%. Most people in Moscow, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Moscow, ID is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Idaho. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Idaho, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Idaho (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Idaho across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Moscow, ID employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in Moscow, ID are Educational Services (3,928 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,581 people), and Retail Trade (1,560 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,582), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($61,224), and Public Administration ($51,538).

Median household income in Moscow, ID is $35,979. Males in Moscow, ID have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,730. The income inequality in Moscow, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,979

2017 value

± $1,889

3.44%

1 Year Growth

± 11.6%

Households in Moscow, ID have a median annual income of $35,979, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,784 in 2016, which represents a 3.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,622

Average Male Salary

± $2,243

$37,730

Average Female Salary

± $1,625

In 2017, full-time male employees in Idaho made 1.45 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Idaho 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

    $46,142 ± $12,002

  2. White

    $40,859 ± $1,365

  3. Black

    $35,264 ± $18,479

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Idaho workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Idaho by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Moscow, ID is from Idaho.

0.464

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.367% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Idaho 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 52

  2. Census Tract 51

  3. Census Tract 53

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Moscow, ID was Census Tract 52 with a value of $65,370, followed by Census Tract 51 and Census Tract 53, with respective values of $34,435 and $32,594.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Moscow, ID (6.47k out of 21.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    5,553 ± 586

  2. Hispanic

    488 ± 190

  3. Asian

    465 ± 214

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Moscow, ID is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

12.5k

2017 Value

± 862

3.08%

1 Year growth

± 9.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Moscow, ID grew at a rate of 3.08%, from 12.2k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Moscow, ID, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,725 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,467 people), and Management Occupations (1,247 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Moscow, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Moscow, ID, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,725 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,467 people), and Management Occupations (1,247 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Moscow, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.12 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2.27 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Moscow, ID, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,583), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,563), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,768).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.5k

2017 Value

± 862

3.08%

1 Year growth

± 9.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Moscow, ID grew at a rate of 3.08%, from 12.2k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Moscow, ID, are Educational Services (3,928 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,581 people), and Retail Trade (1,560 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Moscow, ID, though some of these residents may live in Moscow, ID 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 Moscow, ID, by number of employees, are Educational Services (3,928 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,581 people), and Retail Trade (1,560 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Moscow, ID has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.38 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.2 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Moscow, ID, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,582), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($61,224), and Public Administration ($51,538).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $11.9B

  2. $5.23B

  3. $4.79B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $11.9B, followed by Electronics ($5.23B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($4.79B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$60.8B

2020 Value

$82.2B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Idaho trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 35% to $82.2B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $6.86B

  2. $3.44B

  3. $2.28B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $6.86B, followed by California with $3.44B and Utah and $2.28B.

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

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Health

92.7% of the population of Moscow, ID has health coverage, with 55% on employee plans, 6.37% on Medicaid, 6.01% on Medicare, 23.8% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Moscow, ID was $6,927 in 2014. This is a 5.07% increase from the previous year ($6,593).

Primary care physicians in Moscow, ID see 1141 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.9% decrease from the previous year (1280 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2450 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 754 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.3%). Additionally, Minidoka County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,141 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Latah County, ID see an average of 1,141 patients per year. This represents a 10.9% decrease from the previous year (1,280 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Latah County, ID in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,927

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,560

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,069

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,737

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Idaho (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.07%, from $6,593 to $6,927.

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

7.28%

Uninsured

55%

Employer Coverage

6.37%

Medicaid

6.01%

Medicare

23.8%

Non-Group

1.53%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Moscow, ID declined by 8.82% from 7.99% to 7.28%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Moscow, ID 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. 11.3% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 11.1% prevalence

Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Idaho, at 11.3%.

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

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Diversity

Moscow, ID is home to a population of 24.8k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.61% of Moscow, ID residents were born outside of the country (1.89k people).

In 2017, there were 22.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.6k people) in Moscow, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 953 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 926 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

25

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Moscow, ID was 24.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 25. But people in Moscow, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Moscow, ID residents was 25.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.61%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.89k people

7.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.76k people

As of 2017, 7.61% of Moscow, ID residents (1.89k 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 Moscow, ID was 7.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,895 ± 5,505 people

  2. Canada

    4,756 ± 1,691 people

  3. China

    3,072 ± 1,360 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 51,895 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 4,756 and China with 3,072.

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Citizenship

94.3%

2017 Citizenship

94.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.3% of Moscow, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Moscow, ID was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Moscow, ID

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    21.6k ± 207

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    953 ± 144

  3. White (Hispanic)

    926 ± 210

In 2017, there were 22.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.6k people) in Moscow, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 953 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 926 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Moscow, ID as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    294 ± 128

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    280 ± 131

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    143 ± 87

Moscow, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Moscow, ID awarded 2,722 degrees. The student population of Moscow, ID is skewed towards men, with 6,265 male students and 6,005 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Moscow, ID are White (2,077 and 81.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (218 and 8.53%), Two or More Races (86 and 3.37%), and Unknown (66 and 2.58%).

The largest universities in Moscow, ID by number of degrees awarded are University of Idaho (2,666 and 97.9%), New Saint Andrews College (43 and 1.58%), and Mr Leon's School of Hair Design-Moscow (13 and 0.478%).

The most popular majors in Moscow, ID are General Psychology (124 and 4.56%), Mechanical Engineering (100 and 3.67%), and Law (97 and 3.56%).

The median tuition costs in Moscow, ID are $12,450 for private four year colleges, and $5,346 and $21,670 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 113 degrees awarded

  2. 86 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Moscow, ID was General Psychology with 113 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,666 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 13 degrees awarded

$5,346

Median In-State Public

$12,450

Median Private

In 2017, the Moscow, ID institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Idaho with 2,666 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,402

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,320

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,402 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Moscow, ID, which is 1.06 times more than the 1,320 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

    2,077 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    218 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    86 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Moscow, ID were to White students. These 2,077 degrees mean that there were 9.53 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 218 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Moscow, ID was $216,700 in 2017, which is 0.943 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $209,700 to $216,700, a 3.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Moscow, ID is 41.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Moscow, ID have an average commute time of 14.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Moscow, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$216,700

2017 Median

± $10,202

$209,700

2016 Median

± $12,926

In 2017, the median property value in Moscow, ID grew to to $216,700 from the previous year's value of $209,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Moscow, ID 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 Moscow, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$35,979

Median Household Income

± $1,889

9.9k

Number of Households

± 726

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.9k households in Moscow, ID grew to $35,979 from the previous year's value of $34,784.

The following chart displays the households in Moscow, ID 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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Moscow, ID distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Moscow, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

41.1%

2017 Homeownership

41%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 41.1% of the housing units in Moscow, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 41%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Moscow, ID compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Moscow, ID have a shorter commute time (14.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Moscow, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    61.1%

  2. Walked

    17.8%

  3. Carpooled

    11.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Moscow, ID was Drove Alone (61.1%), followed by those who Walked (17.8%) and those who Carpooled (11.2%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Moscow, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Moscow, ID have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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