Brunswick County, VA

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Population

16,435

0.833% decline

Median Age

43.4


Median Household Income

$40,871

5.18% growth

Poverty Rate

20.9%


Number of Employees

6,258

5.02% decline

Median Property Value

$110,900

1.65% growth

About

In 2017, Brunswick County, VA had a population of 16.4k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $40,871. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brunswick County, VA declined from 16,573 to 16,435, a -0.833% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,858 to $40,871, a 5.18% increase.

The population of Brunswick County, VA is 54.1% Black or African American Alone, 41.1% White Alone, and 2.1% Hispanic or Latino. 3.32% of the people in Brunswick County, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brunswick County, VA are Southside Virginia Community College (1,319 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Brunswick County, VA is $110,900, and the homeownership rate is 73.9%. Most people in Brunswick County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Brunswick County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Brunswick County, VA employs 6.26k people. The largest industries in Brunswick County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,027 people), Public Administration (734 people), and Retail Trade (701 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,139), Finance & Insurance ($47,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,250).

Median household income in Brunswick County, VA is $40,871. Males in Brunswick 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 Brunswick County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,871

2017 value

± $2,708

5.18%

1 Year Growth

± 7.82%

Households in Brunswick County, VA have a median annual income of $40,871, 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 $38,858 in 2016, which represents a 5.18% 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 Brunswick County, VA 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 Brunswick County, VA 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 Brunswick 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 9302.01

  2. Census Tract 9303

  3. Census Tract 9301

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brunswick County, VA was Census Tract 9302.01 with a value of $41,750, followed by Census Tract 9303 and Census Tract 9301, with respective values of $37,816 and $36,820.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brunswick County, VA (2.98k out of 14.3k 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 Males 55 - 64 and then Males 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

    2,040 ± 303

  2. White

    711 ± 172

  3. Hispanic

    151 ± 121

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brunswick County, VA 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

6.26k

2017 Value

± 526

-5.02%

1 Year decline

± 12.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brunswick County, VA declined at a rate of -5.02%, from 6.59k employees to 6.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brunswick County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (867 people), Sales & Related Occupations (563 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (470 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brunswick County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brunswick County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (867 people), Sales & Related Occupations (563 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (470 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brunswick County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.36 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.46 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brunswick County, VA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($86,250), Legal Occupations ($75,972), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($60,792).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.26k

2017 Value

± 526

-5.02%

1 Year decline

± 12.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brunswick County, VA declined at a rate of -5.02%, from 6.59k employees to 6.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brunswick County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,027 people), Public Administration (734 people), and Retail Trade (701 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brunswick County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Brunswick 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 Brunswick County, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,027 people), Public Administration (734 people), and Retail Trade (701 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brunswick County, VA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.51 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.9 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brunswick County, VA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,139), Finance & Insurance ($47,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,250).

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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 with $26B and Electronics and $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

91.3% of the population of Brunswick County, VA has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 2.76% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Brunswick County, VA see 3340 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.21% increase from the previous year (3300 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4061 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4061 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

3,340 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Brunswick County, VA see an average of 3,340 patients per year. This represents a 1.21% increase from the previous year (3,300 patients).

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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

8.66%

Uninsured

40.4%

Employer Coverage

19.2%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

2.76%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brunswick County, VA declined by 30.4% from 12.4% to 8.66%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brunswick 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

Brunswick County, VA is home to a population of 16.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.73% of Brunswick County, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Brunswick County, VA is composed of 8.89k Black or African American Alone residents (54.1%), 6.75k White Alone residents (41.1%), 345 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.1%), 308 Two or More Races residents (1.87%), 89 Asian Alone residents (0.542%), 38 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.231%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0913%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Brunswick County, VA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (313 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (78 speakers), and Chinese (52 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brunswick County, VA was 43.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Brunswick County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brunswick County, VA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.94%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.73% of Brunswick County, VA residents 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 Brunswick County, VA was 1.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Brunswick County, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Brunswick County, VA residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Brunswick County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brunswick County, VA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    8.89k ± 184

  2. White Alone

    6.75k ± 19

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    345 ± 159

In 2017, there were 1.32 times more Black or African American Alone residents (8.89k people) in Brunswick County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.75k White Alone and 345 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 Brunswick County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    313 speakers (1.93%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    78 speakers (0.481%)

  3. Chinese

    52 speakers (0.321%)

3.32% of Brunswick County, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Brunswick County, VA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.93% of the overall population of Brunswick County, VA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.481% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.321% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    543 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    164 ± 81

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    145 ± 110

Brunswick County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Brunswick County, VA awarded 1,319 degrees. The student population of Brunswick County, VA is skewed towards women, with 1,440 male students and 2,518 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brunswick County, VA are White (816 and 62.1%), followed by Black or African American (425 and 32.3%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 2.21%), and Two or More Races (27 and 2.05%).

The largest universities in Brunswick County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Southside Virginia Community College (1,319 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brunswick County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (483 and 36.6%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (176 and 13.3%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (143 and 10.8%).

The median tuition costs in Brunswick 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. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 483 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brunswick County, VA was Registered Nursing with 49 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,319 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Brunswick County, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southside Virginia Community College with 1,319 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

530

Degrees Awarded to Men

789

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 530 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brunswick County, VA, which is 0.672 times less than the 789 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

    816 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    425 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    29 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brunswick County, VA were to White students. These 816 degrees mean that there were 1.92 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 425 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brunswick County, VA was $110,900 in 2017, which is 0.51 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,100 to $110,900, a 1.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Brunswick County, VA is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brunswick County, VA have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brunswick 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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$40,871

Median Household Income

± $2,708

6.05k

Number of Households

± 475

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.05k households in Brunswick County, VA grew to $40,871 from the previous year's value of $38,858.

The following chart displays the households in Brunswick 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$110,900

2017 Median

± $8,076

$109,100

2016 Median

± $7,524

In 2017, the median property value in Brunswick County, VA grew to to $110,900 from the previous year's value of $109,100.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.9%

2017 Homeownership

71.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.9% of the housing units in Brunswick County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

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

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brunswick County, VA have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.02% of the workforce in Brunswick County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.49%

  3. Other

    2.91%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brunswick County, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Other.

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