Socorro, NM

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Population

8,608

1.74% decline

Median Age

27.6


Median Household Income

$33,608

1.19% growth

Poverty Rate

32.2%


Number of Employees

3,126

2.83% growth

Median Property Value

$110,200

3.92% decline

About

In 2017, Socorro, NM had a population of 8.61k people with a median age of 27.6 and a median household income of $33,608. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Socorro, NM declined from 8,760 to 8,608, a -1.74% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,214 to $33,608, a 1.19% increase.

The population of Socorro, NM is 58.3% Hispanic or Latino, 28.5% White Alone, and 7.42% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Socorro, NM speak a non-English language, and 93.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Socorro, NM are New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (398 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Socorro, NM is $110,200, and the homeownership rate is 60.1%. Most people in Socorro, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Socorro, NM is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Socorro, NM employs 3.13k people. The largest industries in Socorro, NM are Educational Services (1,114 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (390 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (364 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,792), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,774), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,281).

Median household income in Socorro, NM is $33,608. Males in Socorro, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Socorro, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,608

2017 value

± $3,999

1.19%

1 Year Growth

± 15.9%

Households in Socorro, NM have a median annual income of $33,608, 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 $33,214 in 2016, which represents a 1.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 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

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Socorro, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico 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 9783.01

  2. Census Tract 9783.02

  3. Census Tract 9783.03

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Socorro, NM was Census Tract 9783.01 with a value of $40,000, followed by Census Tract 9783.02 and Census Tract 9783.03, with respective values of $37,361 and $32,527.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

32.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Socorro, NM (2.63k out of 8.16k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,004 ± 427

  2. Hispanic

    1,631 ± 410

  3. Native American

    221 ± 128

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Socorro, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

3.13k

2017 Value

± 510

2.83%

1 Year growth

± 20.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Socorro, NM grew at a rate of 2.83%, from 3.04k employees to 3.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Socorro, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (563 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (353 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (302 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Socorro, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Socorro, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (563 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (353 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (302 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Socorro, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.74 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.61 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Socorro, NM, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($48,068), Community & Social Service Occupations ($43,750), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($41,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.13k

2017 Value

± 510

2.83%

1 Year growth

± 20.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Socorro, NM grew at a rate of 2.83%, from 3.04k employees to 3.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Socorro, NM, are Educational Services (1,114 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (390 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (364 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Socorro, NM, though some of these residents may live in Socorro, NM 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 Socorro, NM, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,114 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (390 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (364 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Socorro, NM has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.85 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.47 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Socorro, NM, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,792), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,774), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,281).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.9B

  2. $12.8B

  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$69.2B

2015 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% to $110B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.94B

  2. $8.59B

  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

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

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Health

91.5% of the population of Socorro, NM has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 27.3% on Medicaid, 8.94% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Socorro, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Socorro, NM see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,325 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1,316 patients).

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

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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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

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

8.48%

Uninsured

37.1%

Employer Coverage

27.3%

Medicaid

8.94%

Medicare

16.8%

Non-Group

1.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Socorro, NM declined by 34.7% from 13% to 8.48%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Socorro, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

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

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Diversity

Socorro, NM is home to a population of 8.61k people, from which 93.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Socorro, NM residents were born outside of the country (668 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Socorro, NM is composed of 5.02k Hispanic or Latino residents (58.3%), 2.46k White Alone residents (28.5%), 639 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.42%), 279 Asian Alone residents (3.24%), 202 Two or More Races residents (2.35%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.139%), 4 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0465%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Socorro, NM are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 15

In 2017, the median age of all people in Socorro, NM was 27.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Socorro, NM are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Socorro, NM residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    668 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Socorro, NM residents (668 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 Socorro, NM 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

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

93.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.7% of Socorro, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Socorro, NM was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5.02k ± 583

  2. White Alone

    2.46k ± 330

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    639 ± 427

In 2017, there were 2.04 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (5.02k people) in Socorro, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.46k White Alone and 639 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 Socorro, NM 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 Socorro, NM 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 Socorro, NM was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Socorro, NM 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

    139 ± 65

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    35 ± 38

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    27 ± 22

Socorro, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Socorro, NM awarded 398 degrees. The student population of Socorro, NM is skewed towards men, with 1,432 male students and 703 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Socorro, NM are White (218 and 61.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (89 and 24.9%), Black or African American (15 and 4.2%), and Asian (13 and 3.64%).

The largest universities in Socorro, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (398 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Socorro, NM are Mechanical Engineering (85 and 21.4%), Petroleum Engineering (51 and 12.8%), and General Biological Sciences (30 and 7.54%).

The median tuition costs in Socorro, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,841 and $18,991 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 35 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Socorro, NM was Petroleum Engineering with 35 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

398 degrees awarded

$5,841

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Socorro, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology with 398 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

278

Degrees Awarded to Men

120

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 278 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Socorro, NM, which is 2.32 times more than the 120 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Socorro, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    218 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    89 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    15 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Socorro, NM were to White students. These 218 degrees mean that there were 2.45 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 89 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Socorro, NM was $110,200 in 2017, which is 0.506 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,700 to $110,200, a 3.92% decrease. The homeownership rate in Socorro, NM is 60.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Socorro, NM have an average commute time of 12.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Socorro, NM is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$33,608

Median Household Income

± $3,999

2.26k

Number of Households

± 270

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.26k households in Socorro, NM grew to $33,608 from the previous year's value of $33,214.

The following chart displays the households in Socorro, NM 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

$110,200

2017 Median

± $19,058

$114,700

2016 Median

± $13,226

In 2017, the median property value in Socorro, NM declined from to $110,200 from the previous year's value of $114,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Socorro, NM 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 Socorro, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

60.1%

2017 Homeownership

57.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.1% of the housing units in Socorro, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

12.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Socorro, NM have a shorter commute time (12.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.0984% of the workforce in Socorro, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.9%

  3. Walked

    9.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Socorro, NM was Drove Alone (73.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.9%) and those who Walked (9.8%).

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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