Augusta County, VA

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Population

74,390

0.0807% growth

Median Age

44.6


Median Household Income

$59,544

4.83% growth

Poverty Rate

8.83%


Number of Employees

34,960

1.37% growth

Median Property Value

$206,300

3.3% growth

About

In 2017, Augusta County, VA had a population of 74.4k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $59,544. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Augusta County, VA grew from 74,330 to 74,390, a 0.0807% increase and its median household income grew from $56,802 to $59,544, a 4.83% increase.

The population of Augusta County, VA is 91.4% White Alone, 3.99% Black or African American Alone, and 2.54% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Augusta County, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Augusta County, VA are Blue Ridge Community College (231536) (1,273 degrees awarded in 2016) and Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (183 degrees).

The median property value in Augusta County, VA is $206,300, and the homeownership rate is 79.1%. Most people in Augusta County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Augusta County, VA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Augusta County, VA employs 35k people. The largest industries in Augusta County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,649 people), Manufacturing (4,838 people), and Retail Trade (4,449 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,780), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,295), and Finance & Insurance ($47,216).

Median household income in Augusta County, VA is $59,544. Males in Augusta County, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Augusta County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,544

2017 value

± $2,220

4.83%

1 Year Growth

± 4.72%

Households in Augusta County, VA have a median annual income of $59,544, 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 $56,802 in 2016, which represents a 4.83% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 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

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 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 Augusta County, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia 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 708

  2. Census Tract 711.02

  3. Census Tract 706

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Augusta County, VA was Census Tract 708 with a value of $70,240, followed by Census Tract 711.02 and Census Tract 706, with respective values of $68,891 and $68,263.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Augusta County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.83% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Augusta County, VA (6.26k out of 70.9k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 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

    5,788 ± 546

  2. Hispanic

    460 ± 145

  3. Black

    261 ± 167

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Augusta County, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

35k

2017 Value

± 1,349

1.37%

1 Year growth

± 5.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Augusta County, VA grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 34.5k employees to 35k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Augusta County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,711 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,307 people), and Production Occupations (3,174 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Augusta County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Augusta County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,711 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,307 people), and Production Occupations (3,174 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Augusta County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.64 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.57 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Augusta County, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($132,692), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,717), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

35k

2017 Value

± 1,349

1.37%

1 Year growth

± 5.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Augusta County, VA grew at a rate of 1.37%, from 34.5k employees to 35k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Augusta County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,649 people), Manufacturing (4,838 people), and Retail Trade (4,449 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Augusta County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Augusta County, VA 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 Augusta County, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,649 people), Manufacturing (4,838 people), and Retail Trade (4,449 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Augusta County, VA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.41 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.37 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Augusta County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,780), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,295), and Finance & Insurance ($47,216).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

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

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Health

90.4% of the population of Augusta County, VA has health coverage, with 49.5% on employee plans, 8.61% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Augusta County, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Augusta County, VA see 2123 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.46% increase from the previous year (2052 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3409 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1744 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,123 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Augusta County, VA see an average of 2,123 patients per year. This represents a 3.46% increase from the previous year (2,052 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Augusta County, VA 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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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

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

9.63%

Uninsured

49.5%

Employer Coverage

8.61%

Medicaid

16.3%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

1.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Augusta County, VA declined by 7.72% from 10.4% to 9.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Augusta County, VA 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. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

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

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Diversity

Augusta County, VA is home to a population of 74.4k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.09% of Augusta County, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.56k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Augusta County, VA is composed of 68k White Alone residents (91.4%), 2.97k Black or African American Alone residents (3.99%), 1.89k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.54%), 814 Two or More Races residents (1.09%), 432 Asian Alone residents (0.581%), 159 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.214%), 72 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0968%), and 57 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0766%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Augusta County, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10

In 2017, the median age of all people in Augusta County, VA was 44.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Augusta County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Augusta County, VA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.56k people

1.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.43k people

As of 2017, 2.09% of Augusta County, VA residents (1.56k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Augusta County, VA was 1.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Augusta County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Augusta County, VA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    68k ± 25

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.97k ± 184

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.89k ± 341

In 2017, there were 22.9 times more White Alone residents (68k people) in Augusta County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.97k Black or African American Alone and 1.89k 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 Augusta County, VA 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 Augusta County, VA 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 Augusta County, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Augusta County, VA 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

    1,972 ± 248

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    803 ± 187

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    676 ± 190

Augusta County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Augusta County, VA awarded 1,456 degrees. The student population of Augusta County, VA is skewed towards women, with 1,849 male students and 2,459 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Augusta County, VA are White (1,147 and 78.8%), followed by Black or African American (124 and 8.52%), Hispanic or Latino (117 and 8.04%), and Asian (27 and 1.85%).

The largest universities in Augusta County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Blue Ridge Community College (231536) (1,273 and 87.4%) and Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (183 and 12.6%).

The most popular majors in Augusta County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (345 and 23.7%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (321 and 22%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (121 and 8.31%).

The median tuition costs in Augusta County, VA are $N/A 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. 37 degrees awarded

  2. 345 degrees awarded

  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Augusta County, VA was Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant with 37 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Augusta County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,273 degrees awarded

  2. 183 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Augusta County, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Ridge Community College (231536) with 1,273 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

748

Degrees Awarded to Men

708

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 748 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Augusta County, VA, which is 1.06 times more than the 708 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

    1,147 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    124 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    117 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Augusta County, VA were to White students. These 1,147 degrees mean that there were 9.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 124 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Augusta County, VA was $206,300 in 2017, which is 0.948 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $199,700 to $206,300, a 3.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Augusta County, VA is 79.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Augusta County, VA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Augusta County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$59,544

Median Household Income

± $2,220

28.8k

Number of Households

± 1,138

In 2017, the median household income of the 28.8k households in Augusta County, VA grew to $59,544 from the previous year's value of $56,802.

The following chart displays the households in Augusta County, VA 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

$206,300

2017 Median

± $5,382

$199,700

2016 Median

± $5,687

In 2017, the median property value in Augusta County, VA grew to to $206,300 from the previous year's value of $199,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Augusta County, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Augusta County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.1%

2017 Homeownership

79.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.1% of the housing units in Augusta County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Augusta County, VA 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 Augusta County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Augusta County, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Augusta County, VA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Augusta County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.06%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.02%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Augusta County, VA was Drove Alone (85.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.06%) and those who Worked At Home (5.02%).

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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