Princeton, NJ

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Population

30,722

1.84% growth

Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$125,506

5.94% growth

Poverty Rate

6.23%


Number of Employees

15,231

0.988% growth

Median Property Value

$809,200

0.308% decline

About

In 2017, Princeton, NJ had a population of 30.7k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $125,506. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Princeton, NJ grew from 30,168 to 30,722, a 1.84% increase and its median household income grew from $118,467 to $125,506, a 5.94% increase.

The population of Princeton, NJ is 67.2% White Alone, 16.8% Asian Alone, and 7.42% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Princeton, NJ speak a non-English language, and 85.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Princeton, NJ are Princeton University (2,213 degrees awarded in 2016) and Princeton Theological Seminary (184 degrees).

The median property value in Princeton, NJ is $809,200, and the homeownership rate is 59%. Most people in Princeton, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Princeton, NJ is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: State Capitol Rotunda, Trenton, NJ

Economy

The economy of Princeton, NJ employs 15.2k people. The largest industries in Princeton, NJ are Educational Services (5,401 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,890 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,205 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($176,912), Manufacturing ($163,789), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($134,896).

Median household income in Princeton, NJ is $125,506. Males in Princeton, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Princeton, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$125,506

2017 value

± $8,081

5.94%

1 Year Growth

± 8.14%

Households in Princeton, NJ have a median annual income of $125,506, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $118,467 in 2016, which represents a 5.94% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 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

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 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 Princeton, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey 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 42.03

  2. Census Tract 42.01

  3. Census Tract 45.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Princeton, NJ was Census Tract 42.03 with a value of $170,313, followed by Census Tract 42.01 and Census Tract 45.01, with respective values of $162,708 and $134,886.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Princeton, NJ (1.58k out of 25.4k 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 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

    915 ± 246

  2. Asian

    531 ± 227

  3. Hispanic

    184 ± 180

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Princeton, NJ 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

15.2k

2017 Value

± 855

0.988%

1 Year growth

± 8.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Princeton, NJ grew at a rate of 0.988%, from 15.1k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Princeton, NJ, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,268 people), Management Occupations (2,365 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,182 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Princeton, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Princeton, NJ, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,268 people), Management Occupations (2,365 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,182 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Princeton, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (7.42 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3.55 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Princeton, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($162,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($150,104), and Management Occupations ($145,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.2k

2017 Value

± 855

0.988%

1 Year growth

± 8.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Princeton, NJ grew at a rate of 0.988%, from 15.1k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Princeton, NJ, are Educational Services (5,401 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,890 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,205 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Princeton, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Princeton, NJ 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 Princeton, NJ, by number of employees, are Educational Services (5,401 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,890 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,205 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Princeton, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (7.44 times higher than expected), Educational Services (3.83 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.77 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Princeton, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($176,912), Manufacturing ($163,789), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($134,896).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

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

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Health

97.9% of the population of Princeton, NJ has health coverage, with 68% on employee plans, 3.79% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 0.0361% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Princeton, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Princeton, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

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

2.06%

Uninsured

68%

Employer Coverage

3.79%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

0.0361%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Princeton, NJ declined by 35.8% from 3.2% to 2.06%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Princeton, NJ 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. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

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

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Diversity

Princeton, NJ is home to a population of 30.7k people, from which 85.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Princeton, NJ residents were born outside of the country (8.02k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Princeton, NJ is composed of 20.7k White Alone residents (67.2%), 5.17k Asian Alone residents (16.8%), 2.28k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.42%), 1.91k Black or African American Alone residents (6.2%), 628 Two or More Races residents (2.04%), 91 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.296%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Princeton, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Princeton, NJ was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Princeton, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Princeton, NJ residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    8.02k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Princeton, NJ residents (8.02k 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 Princeton, NJ was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

85.2%

2017 Citizenship

85%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.2% of Princeton, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Princeton, NJ was 85%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.7k ± 689

  2. Asian Alone

    5.17k ± 527

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.28k ± 566

In 2017, there were 4 times more White Alone residents (20.7k people) in Princeton, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.17k Asian Alone and 2.28k 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 Princeton, NJ 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 Princeton, NJ 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 Princeton, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Princeton, NJ 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. Korea

    152 ± 85

  2. Vietnam

    116 ± 68

  3. World War II

    95 ± 60

Princeton, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Princeton, NJ awarded 2,397 degrees. The student population of Princeton, NJ is skewed towards men, with 4,833 male students and 3,910 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Princeton, NJ are White (1,067 and 57%), followed by Asian (364 and 19.4%), Hispanic or Latino (145 and 7.75%), and Black or African American (134 and 7.16%).

The largest universities in Princeton, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Princeton University (2,213 and 92.3%) and Princeton Theological Seminary (184 and 7.68%).

The most popular majors in Princeton, NJ are General Public Policy Analysis (229 and 9.55%), General Economics (161 and 6.72%), and General Computer Engineering (159 and 6.63%).

The median tuition costs in Princeton, NJ are $45,300 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. 141 degrees awarded

  2. 115 degrees awarded

  3. 112 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Princeton, NJ was General Public Policy Analysis with 141 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,213 degrees awarded

  2. 184 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$45,300

Median Private

In 2016, the Princeton, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Princeton University with 2,213 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,341

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,056

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,341 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Princeton, NJ, which is 1.27 times more than the 1,056 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

    1,067 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    364 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    145 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Princeton, NJ were to White students. These 1,067 degrees mean that there were 2.93 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 364 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Princeton, NJ was $809,200 in 2017, which is 3.72 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $811,700 to $809,200, a 0.308% decrease. The homeownership rate in Princeton, NJ is 59%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Princeton, NJ have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Princeton, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$125,506

Median Household Income

± $8,081

10k

Number of Households

± 661

In 2017, the median household income of the 10k households in Princeton, NJ grew to $125,506 from the previous year's value of $118,467.

The following chart displays the households in Princeton, NJ 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$809,200

2017 Median

± $35,270

$811,700

2016 Median

± $39,215

In 2017, the median property value in Princeton, NJ declined from to $809,200 from the previous year's value of $811,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Princeton, NJ 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 Princeton, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59%

2017 Homeownership

57.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59% of the housing units in Princeton, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Princeton, NJ 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 Princeton, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Princeton, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Princeton, NJ have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.06% of the workforce in Princeton, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    48.5%

  2. Walked

    17.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    12.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Princeton, NJ was Drove Alone (48.5%), followed by those who Walked (17.2%) and those who Worked At Home (12.6%).

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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