Bradford County, PA

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Population

61,546

0.424% decline

Median Age

44.4


Median Household Income

$50,900

0.265% decline

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Number of Employees

26,598

0.322% decline

Median Property Value

$145,600

4.6% growth

About

In 2017, Bradford County, PA had a population of 61.5k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $50,900. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bradford County, PA declined from 61,808 to 61,546, a -0.424% decrease and its median household income declined from $51,035 to $50,900, a -0.265% decrease.

The population of Bradford County, PA is 96.1% White Alone, 1.43% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.21% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Bradford County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bradford County, PA are Northern Tier Career Center (28 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Bradford County, PA is $145,600, and the homeownership rate is 74.8%. Most people in Bradford County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Bradford County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bradford County, PA employs 26.6k people. The largest industries in Bradford County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,926 people), Manufacturing (4,694 people), and Retail Trade (3,042 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,862), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,495).

Median household income in Bradford County, PA is $50,900. Males in Bradford County, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Bradford County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,900

2017 value

± $1,451

-0.265%

1 Year Growth

± 4.33%

Households in Bradford County, PA have a median annual income of $50,900, 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 $51,035 in 2016, which represents a -0.265% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time 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

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bradford County, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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 9511

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. Census Tract 9513

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bradford County, PA was Census Tract 9511 with a value of $62,143, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9513, with respective values of $59,097 and $55,043.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bradford County, PA (7.43k out of 60.7k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,161 ± 449

  2. Two Or More

    128 ± 109

  3. Hispanic

    126 ± 100

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bradford County, PA is White, followed by Two Or More 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

26.6k

2017 Value

± 786

-0.322%

1 Year decline

± 4.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bradford County, PA declined at a rate of -0.322%, from 26.7k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bradford County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,114 people), Production Occupations (2,688 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,164 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bradford County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bradford County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,114 people), Production Occupations (2,688 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,164 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bradford County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.07 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.04 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bradford County, PA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,844), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,777), and Legal Occupations ($64,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.6k

2017 Value

± 786

-0.322%

1 Year decline

± 4.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bradford County, PA declined at a rate of -0.322%, from 26.7k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bradford County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,926 people), Manufacturing (4,694 people), and Retail Trade (3,042 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bradford County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Bradford County, PA 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 Bradford County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,926 people), Manufacturing (4,694 people), and Retail Trade (3,042 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bradford County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.17 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.65 times), and Utilities (1.85 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bradford County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,862), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,495).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

92.2% of the population of Bradford County, PA has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Bradford County, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Bradford County, PA see 1226 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.17% increase from the previous year (1144 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1842 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1599 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,226 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bradford County, PA see an average of 1,226 patients per year. This represents a 7.17% increase from the previous year (1,144 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bradford County, PA 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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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

7.82%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

15.3%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.74%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bradford County, PA declined by 11.9% from 8.88% to 7.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bradford County, PA 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. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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

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Diversity

Bradford County, PA is home to a population of 61.5k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.2% of Bradford County, PA residents were born outside of the country (738 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bradford County, PA is composed of 59.1k White Alone residents (96.1%), 881 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.43%), 745 Two or More Races residents (1.21%), 365 Asian Alone residents (0.593%), 353 Black or African American Alone residents (0.574%), 37 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0601%), 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0227%), and 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0162%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bradford County, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bradford County, PA was 44.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Bradford County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bradford County, PA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

738 people

1.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

829 people

As of 2017, 1.2% of Bradford County, PA residents (738 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 Bradford County, PA was 1.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Bradford County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bradford County, PA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    59.1k ± 32

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    881 ± 137

  3. Two or More Races

    745 ± 103

In 2017, there were 67.1 times more White Alone residents (59.1k people) in Bradford County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 881 Hispanic or Latino and 745 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bradford County, PA 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 Bradford County, PA 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 Bradford County, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bradford County, PA 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

    2,099 ± 162

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    768 ± 165

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    680 ± 153

Bradford County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bradford County, PA awarded 28 degrees. The student population of Bradford County, PA is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 29 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bradford County, PA are White (28 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Bradford County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Northern Tier Career Center (28 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bradford County, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (28 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Bradford County, PA 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. 28 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Bradford County, PA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 28 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Bradford County, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

28 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bradford County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Tier Career Center with 28 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2

Degrees Awarded to Men

26

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bradford County, PA, which is 0.0769 times less than the 26 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

    28 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bradford County, PA were to White students. These 28 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bradford County, PA was $145,600 in 2017, which is 0.669 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,200 to $145,600, a 4.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Bradford County, PA is 74.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bradford County, PA have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bradford County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,900

Median Household Income

± $1,451

24.9k

Number of Households

± 763

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.9k households in Bradford County, PA declined from $50,900 from the previous year's value of $51,035.

The following chart displays the households in Bradford County, PA 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

$145,600

2017 Median

± $4,319

$139,200

2016 Median

± $4,369

In 2017, the median property value in Bradford County, PA grew to to $145,600 from the previous year's value of $139,200.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.8%

2017 Homeownership

74.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.8% of the housing units in Bradford County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bradford County, PA have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Bradford County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.82%

  3. Walked

    4.66%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bradford County, PA was Drove Alone (80.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.82%) and those who Walked (4.66%).

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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