Beaumont, TX

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Population

118,424

0.59% growth

Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$45,268

6.78% growth

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Number of Employees

52,496

1.82% growth

Median Property Value

$99,800

0% growth

About

In 2017, Beaumont, TX had a population of 118k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $45,268. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Beaumont, TX grew from 117,729 to 118,424, a 0.59% increase and its median household income grew from $42,395 to $45,268, a 6.78% increase.

The population of Beaumont, TX is 47.8% Black or African American Alone, 33% White Alone, and 14.8% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Beaumont, TX speak a non-English language, and 92.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Beaumont, TX are Lamar University (4,836 degrees awarded in 2016), Lamar Institute of Technology (644 degrees), and Brightwood College-Beaumont (99 degrees).

The median property value in Beaumont, TX is $99,800, and the homeownership rate is 56.3%. Most people in Beaumont, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Beaumont, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Beaumont, TX employs 52.5k people. The largest industries in Beaumont, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,710 people), Retail Trade (6,571 people), and Educational Services (5,195 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($59,232), Utilities ($56,421), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,894).

Median household income in Beaumont, TX is $45,268. Males in Beaumont, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Beaumont, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,268

2017 value

± $1,995

6.78%

1 Year Growth

± 5.71%

Households in Beaumont, TX have a median annual income of $45,268, 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 $42,395 in 2016, which represents a 6.78% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 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

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 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 Beaumont, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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 3.02

  2. Census Tract 13.03

  3. Census Tract 3.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beaumont, TX was Census Tract 3.02 with a value of $88,349, followed by Census Tract 13.03 and Census Tract 3.06, with respective values of $80,764 and $74,983.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beaumont, TX (22.5k out of 115k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 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. Black

    14,310 ± 908

  2. White

    6,249 ± 597

  3. Hispanic

    3,206 ± 454

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Beaumont, TX is Black, followed by White 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

52.5k

2017 Value

± 1,850

1.82%

1 Year growth

± 4.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaumont, TX grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 51.6k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beaumont, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,315 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,148 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,357 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beaumont, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Beaumont, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,315 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,148 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,357 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Beaumont, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.89 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.67 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Beaumont, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($77,845), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,272), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,139).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.5k

2017 Value

± 1,850

1.82%

1 Year growth

± 4.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beaumont, TX grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 51.6k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beaumont, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,710 people), Retail Trade (6,571 people), and Educational Services (5,195 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beaumont, TX, though some of these residents may live in Beaumont, TX 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 Beaumont, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,710 people), Retail Trade (6,571 people), and Educational Services (5,195 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Beaumont, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.6 times higher than expected), Construction (1.52 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Beaumont, TX, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($59,232), Utilities ($56,421), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,894).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

79.6% of the population of Beaumont, TX has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 8.94% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Beaumont, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Beaumont, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas 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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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

20.4%

Uninsured

40.6%

Employer Coverage

17.6%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

8.94%

Non-Group

1.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beaumont, TX declined by 5.34% from 21.5% to 20.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Beaumont, TX 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Beaumont, TX is home to a population of 118k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Beaumont, TX residents were born outside of the country (12.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Beaumont, TX is composed of 56.7k Black or African American Alone residents (47.8%), 39.1k White Alone residents (33%), 17.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.8%), 3.77k Asian Alone residents (3.18%), 1.08k Two or More Races residents (0.909%), 238 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.201%), 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0253%), and 24 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0203%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Beaumont, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Beaumont, TX was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Beaumont, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Beaumont, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    12.3k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Beaumont, TX residents (12.3k 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 Beaumont, TX 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

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

92.8%

2017 Citizenship

92.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.8% of Beaumont, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Beaumont, TX was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    56.7k ± 1.2k

  2. White Alone

    39.1k ± 1.24k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    17.5k ± 1.39k

In 2017, there were 1.45 times more Black or African American Alone residents (56.7k people) in Beaumont, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.1k White Alone and 17.5k 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 Beaumont, TX 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 Beaumont, TX 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 Beaumont, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Beaumont, TX 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

    2,758 ± 356

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    951 ± 235

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    948 ± 263

Beaumont, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Beaumont, TX awarded 5,631 degrees. The student population of Beaumont, TX is skewed towards women, with 7,316 male students and 10,715 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Beaumont, TX are White (2,953 and 57.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,044 and 20.4%), Hispanic or Latino (741 and 14.5%), and Asian (145 and 2.84%).

The largest universities in Beaumont, TX by number of degrees awarded are Lamar University (4,836 and 85.9%), Lamar Institute of Technology (644 and 11.4%), and Brightwood College-Beaumont (99 and 1.76%).

The most popular majors in Beaumont, TX are General Educational Leadership & Administration (1,506 and 26.7%), Counseling Psychology (543 and 9.64%), and General Engineering (297 and 5.27%).

The median tuition costs in Beaumont, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,664 and $15,456 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 290 degrees awarded

  2. 799 degrees awarded

  3. 543 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Beaumont, TX was General Engineering with 290 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Beaumont, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,836 degrees awarded

  2. 644 degrees awarded

  3. 99 degrees awarded

$5,664

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Beaumont, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lamar University with 4,836 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,152

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,479

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,152 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Beaumont, TX, which is 0.619 times less than the 3,479 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Beaumont, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,953 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,044 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    741 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Beaumont, TX were to White students. These 2,953 degrees mean that there were 2.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,044 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beaumont, TX was $99,800 in 2017, which is 0.459 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,800 to $99,800, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Beaumont, TX is 56.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Beaumont, TX have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Beaumont, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,268

Median Household Income

± $1,995

46.2k

Number of Households

± 1,597

In 2017, the median household income of the 46.2k households in Beaumont, TX grew to $45,268 from the previous year's value of $42,395.

The following chart displays the households in Beaumont, TX 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

$99,800

2017 Median

± $3,679

$99,800

2016 Median

± $2,936

In 2017, the median property value in Beaumont, TX stayed at to $99,800 from the previous year's value of $99,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Beaumont, TX 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 Beaumont, TX 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 Beaumont, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beaumont, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.3%

2017 Homeownership

55.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.3% of the housing units in Beaumont, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.4%.

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

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beaumont, TX have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.497% of the workforce in Beaumont, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Beaumont, TX was Drove Alone (89.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.8%) and those who Worked At Home (1.39%).

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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