Saratoga Springs, NY

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Population

27,682

0.856% growth

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$76,775

4.23% growth

Poverty Rate

6.76%


Number of Employees

13,861

4.37% growth

Median Property Value

$343,200

3.13% growth

About

In 2017, Saratoga Springs, NY had a population of 27.7k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $76,775. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Saratoga Springs, NY grew from 27,447 to 27,682, a 0.856% increase and its median household income grew from $73,661 to $76,775, a 4.23% increase.

The population of Saratoga Springs, NY is 89.9% White Alone, 3.49% Asian Alone, and 3.17% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Saratoga Springs, NY speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Saratoga Springs, NY are SUNY Empire State College (3,647 degrees awarded in 2016) and Skidmore College (741 degrees).

The median property value in Saratoga Springs, NY is $343,200, and the homeownership rate is 54.8%. Most people in Saratoga Springs, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Saratoga Springs, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Saratoga Springs, NY employs 13.9k people. The largest industries in Saratoga Springs, NY are Educational Services (2,664 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,630 people), and Manufacturing (1,557 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($122,981), Manufacturing ($77,207), and Wholesale Trade ($75,754).

Median household income in Saratoga Springs, NY is $76,775. Males in Saratoga Springs, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Saratoga Springs, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,775

2017 value

± $4,470

4.23%

1 Year Growth

± 6.84%

Households in Saratoga Springs, NY have a median annual income of $76,775, 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 $73,661 in 2016, which represents a 4.23% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Saratoga Springs, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New York 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 613.01

  2. Census Tract 610

  3. Census Tract 613.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saratoga Springs, NY was Census Tract 613.01 with a value of $110,526, followed by Census Tract 610 and Census Tract 613.02, with respective values of $81,654 and $74,709.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saratoga Springs, NY (1.69k out of 25k 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 Males 45 - 54 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    1,599 ± 489

  2. Black

    61 ± 120

  3. Hispanic

    26 ± 104

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Saratoga Springs, NY is White, followed by Black 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

13.9k

2017 Value

± 896

4.37%

1 Year growth

± 8.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saratoga Springs, NY grew at a rate of 4.37%, from 13.3k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saratoga Springs, NY, are Management Occupations (2,120 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,643 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,490 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saratoga Springs, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saratoga Springs, NY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,120 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,643 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,490 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Saratoga Springs, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.9 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.96 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saratoga Springs, NY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($115,650), Legal Occupations ($102,384), and Management Occupations ($84,839).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.9k

2017 Value

± 896

4.37%

1 Year growth

± 8.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saratoga Springs, NY grew at a rate of 4.37%, from 13.3k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saratoga Springs, NY, are Educational Services (2,664 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,630 people), and Manufacturing (1,557 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saratoga Springs, NY, though some of these residents may live in Saratoga Springs, NY 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 Saratoga Springs, NY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (2,664 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,630 people), and Manufacturing (1,557 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Saratoga Springs, NY has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.07 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.05 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saratoga Springs, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($122,981), Manufacturing ($77,207), and Wholesale Trade ($75,754).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

96.4% of the population of Saratoga Springs, NY has health coverage, with 59.4% on employee plans, 8.42% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 2.65% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Saratoga Springs, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Saratoga Springs, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1,199 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New York 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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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

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

3.61%

Uninsured

59.4%

Employer Coverage

8.42%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

2.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saratoga Springs, NY declined by 15.3% from 4.26% to 3.61%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Saratoga Springs, NY 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Saratoga Springs, NY is home to a population of 27.7k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Saratoga Springs, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.85k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Saratoga Springs, NY is composed of 24.9k White Alone residents (89.9%), 967 Asian Alone residents (3.49%), 877 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.17%), 548 Black or African American Alone residents (1.98%), 391 Two or More Races residents (1.41%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Saratoga Springs, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.1

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Saratoga Springs, NY was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Saratoga Springs, NY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Saratoga Springs, NY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.85k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Saratoga Springs, NY residents (1.85k 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 Saratoga Springs, NY was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Saratoga Springs, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Saratoga Springs, NY was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.9k ± 402

  2. Asian Alone

    967 ± 265

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    877 ± 282

In 2017, there were 25.7 times more White Alone residents (24.9k people) in Saratoga Springs, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 967 Asian Alone and 877 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 Saratoga Springs, NY 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 Saratoga Springs, NY 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 Saratoga Springs, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Saratoga Springs, NY 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    809 ± 342

  2. Vietnam

    547 ± 141

  3. Korea

    245 ± 96

Saratoga Springs, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Saratoga Springs, NY awarded 4,388 degrees. The student population of Saratoga Springs, NY is skewed towards women, with 5,346 male students and 8,655 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Saratoga Springs, NY are White (2,675 and 63.9%), followed by Black or African American (509 and 12.2%), Unknown (397 and 9.49%), and Hispanic or Latino (393 and 9.39%).

The largest universities in Saratoga Springs, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY Empire State College (3,647 and 83.1%) and Skidmore College (741 and 16.9%).

The most popular majors in Saratoga Springs, NY are General Business (1,146 and 26.1%), Community Organization & Advocacy (709 and 16.2%), and General Psychology (315 and 7.18%).

The median tuition costs in Saratoga Springs, NY are $49,716 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,019 degrees awarded

  2. 581 degrees awarded

  3. 290 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Saratoga Springs, NY was General Business with 1,019 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,647 degrees awarded

  2. 741 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$49,716

Median Private

In 2016, the Saratoga Springs, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY Empire State College with 3,647 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,591

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,797

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,591 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Saratoga Springs, NY, which is 0.569 times less than the 2,797 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Saratoga Springs, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,675 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    509 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    397 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Saratoga Springs, NY were to White students. These 2,675 degrees mean that there were 5.26 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 509 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saratoga Springs, NY was $343,200 in 2017, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $332,800 to $343,200, a 3.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Saratoga Springs, NY is 54.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saratoga Springs, NY have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saratoga Springs, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$76,775

Median Household Income

± $4,470

12.2k

Number of Households

± 862

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.2k households in Saratoga Springs, NY grew to $76,775 from the previous year's value of $73,661.

The following chart displays the households in Saratoga Springs, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$343,200

2017 Median

± $15,612

$332,800

2016 Median

± $14,872

In 2017, the median property value in Saratoga Springs, NY grew to to $343,200 from the previous year's value of $332,800.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

54.8%

2017 Homeownership

55.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.8% of the housing units in Saratoga Springs, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.7%.

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

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saratoga Springs, NY have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Saratoga Springs, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    12%

  3. Walked

    7.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Saratoga Springs, NY was Drove Alone (71.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (12%) and those who Walked (7.8%).

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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