Syracuse, NY

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Population

144,405

0.0381% growth

Median Age

30.6


Median Household Income

$34,716

6.15% growth

Poverty Rate

32.6%


Number of Employees

58,724

0.118% growth

Median Property Value

$91,100

1.33% growth

About

In 2017, Syracuse, NY had a population of 144k people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $34,716. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Syracuse, NY grew from 144,350 to 144,405, a 0.0381% increase and its median household income grew from $32,704 to $34,716, a 6.15% increase.

The population of Syracuse, NY is 50.5% White Alone, 27.8% Black or African American Alone, and 9.13% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Syracuse, NY speak a non-English language, and 92.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Syracuse, NY are Syracuse University (7,199 degrees awarded in 2016), Le Moyne College (932 degrees), and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (622 degrees).

The median property value in Syracuse, NY is $91,100, and the homeownership rate is 38.3%. Most people in Syracuse, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Syracuse, NY is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Syracuse, NY employs 58.7k people. The largest industries in Syracuse, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,587 people), Educational Services (9,247 people), and Retail Trade (6,594 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,500), Public Administration ($49,792), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,041).

Median household income in Syracuse, NY is $34,716. Males in Syracuse, 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 Syracuse, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,716

2017 value

± $1,055

6.15%

1 Year Growth

± 4.25%

Households in Syracuse, NY have a median annual income of $34,716, 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 $32,704 in 2016, which represents a 6.15% 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 Syracuse, 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 46

  2. Census Tract 50

  3. Census Tract 56.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Syracuse, NY was Census Tract 46 with a value of $81,726, followed by Census Tract 50 and Census Tract 56.01, with respective values of $79,868 and $76,339.

The following map shows all of the places in Syracuse, 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

32.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Syracuse, NY (42.7k out of 131k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    16,787 ± 895

  2. Black

    16,421 ± 754

  3. Hispanic

    5,426 ± 418

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

58.7k

2017 Value

± 1,461

0.118%

1 Year growth

± 3.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Syracuse, NY grew at a rate of 0.118%, from 58.7k employees to 58.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Syracuse, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,999 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,794 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (5,558 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Syracuse, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Syracuse, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,999 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,794 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (5,558 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Syracuse, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.78 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.68 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Syracuse, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($69,196), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,429), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,630).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

58.7k

2017 Value

± 1,461

0.118%

1 Year growth

± 3.48%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Syracuse, NY grew at a rate of 0.118%, from 58.7k employees to 58.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Syracuse, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,587 people), Educational Services (9,247 people), and Retail Trade (6,594 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Syracuse, NY, though some of these residents may live in Syracuse, 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 Syracuse, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,587 people), Educational Services (9,247 people), and Retail Trade (6,594 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Syracuse, NY has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.7 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.42 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Syracuse, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,500), Public Administration ($49,792), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,041).

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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

92.8% of the population of Syracuse, NY has health coverage, with 39.1% on employee plans, 30.8% on Medicaid, 8.06% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Syracuse, 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

7.21%

Uninsured

39.1%

Employer Coverage

30.8%

Medicaid

8.06%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

1.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Syracuse, NY declined by 15.7% from 8.56% to 7.21%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Syracuse, 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

Syracuse, NY is home to a population of 144k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Syracuse, NY residents were born outside of the country (18.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Syracuse, NY is composed of 72.9k White Alone residents (50.5%), 40.2k Black or African American Alone residents (27.8%), 13.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.13%), 10.1k Asian Alone residents (7.03%), 6.36k Two or More Races residents (4.41%), 1.05k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.725%), 593 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.411%), and 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0291%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Syracuse, NY was 30.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Syracuse, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Syracuse, NY residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    18.1k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Syracuse, NY residents (18.1k 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 Syracuse, 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

92.1%

2017 Citizenship

92.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.1% of Syracuse, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Syracuse, NY was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    72.9k ± 1.12k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    40.2k ± 943

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13.2k ± 990

In 2017, there were 1.81 times more White Alone residents (72.9k people) in Syracuse, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.2k Black or African American Alone and 13.2k 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 Syracuse, 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 Syracuse, 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 Syracuse, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Syracuse, 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. Vietnam

    1,834 ± 233

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    795 ± 185

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    747 ± 188

Syracuse, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Syracuse, NY awarded 9,750 degrees. The student population of Syracuse, NY is skewed towards women, with 13,636 male students and 16,591 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Syracuse, NY are White (5,624 and 70.1%), followed by Black or African American (687 and 8.56%), Hispanic or Latino (674 and 8.4%), and Asian (508 and 6.33%).

The largest universities in Syracuse, NY by number of degrees awarded are Syracuse University (7,199 and 73.8%), Le Moyne College (932 and 9.56%), and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (622 and 6.38%).

The most popular majors in Syracuse, NY are Registered Nursing (432 and 4.43%), Information Science (428 and 4.39%), and General Psychology (311 and 3.19%).

The median tuition costs in Syracuse, NY are $37,740 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. 309 degrees awarded

  2. 245 degrees awarded

  3. 229 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Syracuse, NY was General Psychology with 309 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,199 degrees awarded

  2. 932 degrees awarded

  3. 622 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$37,740

Median Private

In 2016, the Syracuse, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Syracuse University with 7,199 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,325

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,425

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,325 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Syracuse, NY, which is 0.797 times less than the 5,425 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Syracuse, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,624 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    687 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    674 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Syracuse, NY were to White students. These 5,624 degrees mean that there were 8.19 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 687 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Syracuse, NY was $91,100 in 2017, which is 0.419 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,900 to $91,100, a 1.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Syracuse, NY is 38.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Syracuse, NY have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Syracuse, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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

$34,716

Median Household Income

± $1,055

55.6k

Number of Households

± 1,373

In 2017, the median household income of the 55.6k households in Syracuse, NY grew to $34,716 from the previous year's value of $32,704.

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

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Housing

Property Value

$91,100

2017 Median

± $1,643

$89,900

2016 Median

± $1,534

In 2017, the median property value in Syracuse, NY grew to to $91,100 from the previous year's value of $89,900.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

38.3%

2017 Homeownership

38.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38.3% of the housing units in Syracuse, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 38.8%.

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

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Syracuse, NY have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Syracuse, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.1%

  2. Walked

    11.3%

  3. Carpooled

    9.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Syracuse, NY was Drove Alone (64.1%), followed by those who Walked (11.3%) and those who Carpooled (9.62%).

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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