Cheektowaga, NY

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Population

74,597

0.102% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$50,698

3.48% growth

Poverty Rate

11%


Number of Employees

38,346

0.33% growth

Median Property Value

$104,900

4.69% growth

About

In 2017, Cheektowaga, NY had a population of 74.6k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $50,698. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cheektowaga, NY declined from 74,673 to 74,597, a -0.102% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,994 to $50,698, a 3.48% increase.

The population of Cheektowaga, NY is 81.2% White Alone, 11.5% Black or African American Alone, and 2.76% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Cheektowaga, NY speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cheektowaga, NY are Villa Maria College (73 degrees awarded in 2016) and Empire Beauty School-Buffalo (44 degrees).

The median property value in Cheektowaga, NY is $104,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Cheektowaga, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cheektowaga, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Cheektowaga, NY employs 38.3k people. The largest industries in Cheektowaga, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,842 people), Retail Trade (4,958 people), and Manufacturing (4,433 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,909), Public Administration ($60,037), and Utilities ($59,545).

Median household income in Cheektowaga, NY is $50,698. Males in Cheektowaga, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Cheektowaga, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,698

2017 value

± $1,060

3.48%

1 Year Growth

± 3.74%

Households in Cheektowaga, NY have a median annual income of $50,698, 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 $48,994 in 2016, which represents a 3.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cheektowaga, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 108.09

  2. Census Tract 108.05

  3. Census Tract 101.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cheektowaga, NY was Census Tract 108.09 with a value of $84,659, followed by Census Tract 108.05 and Census Tract 101.01, with respective values of $66,990 and $62,400.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cheektowaga, NY (8.06k out of 73.3k 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 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

    5,319 ± 468

  2. Black

    1,921 ± 326

  3. Hispanic

    411 ± 137

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

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

38.3k

2017 Value

± 1,219

0.33%

1 Year growth

± 4.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cheektowaga, NY grew at a rate of 0.33%, from 38.2k employees to 38.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cheektowaga, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,170 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,128 people), and Management Occupations (2,916 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cheektowaga, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cheektowaga, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,170 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,128 people), and Management Occupations (2,916 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cheektowaga, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.62 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.49 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cheektowaga, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,397), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($65,575), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,713).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.3k

2017 Value

± 1,219

0.33%

1 Year growth

± 4.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cheektowaga, NY grew at a rate of 0.33%, from 38.2k employees to 38.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cheektowaga, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,842 people), Retail Trade (4,958 people), and Manufacturing (4,433 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cheektowaga, NY, though some of these residents may live in Cheektowaga, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Cheektowaga, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,842 people), Retail Trade (4,958 people), and Manufacturing (4,433 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Cheektowaga, NY has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.59 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.29 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cheektowaga, NY, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,909), Public Administration ($60,037), and Utilities ($59,545).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

95.2% of the population of Cheektowaga, NY has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cheektowaga, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1,199 patients).

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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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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.83%

Uninsured

54.1%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cheektowaga, NY declined by 11.2% from 5.44% to 4.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cheektowaga, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Cheektowaga, NY is home to a population of 74.6k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Cheektowaga, NY residents were born outside of the country (3.89k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cheektowaga, NY is composed of 60.6k White Alone residents (81.2%), 8.59k Black or African American Alone residents (11.5%), 2.06k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.76%), 1.78k Asian Alone residents (2.39%), 1.34k Two or More Races residents (1.79%), 140 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.188%), 107 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.143%), and 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0201%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cheektowaga, NY was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Cheektowaga, NY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Cheektowaga, NY residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    3.89k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Cheektowaga, NY residents (3.89k 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 Cheektowaga, NY was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Cheektowaga, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cheektowaga, NY was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    60.6k ± 970

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.59k ± 767

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.06k ± 368

In 2017, there were 7.05 times more White Alone residents (60.6k people) in Cheektowaga, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.59k Black or African American Alone and 2.06k 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 Cheektowaga, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Cheektowaga, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Cheektowaga, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cheektowaga, NY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,835 ± 238

  2. Korea

    688 ± 153

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    568 ± 153

Cheektowaga, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Cheektowaga, NY awarded 117 degrees. The student population of Cheektowaga, NY is skewed towards women, with 223 male students and 445 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cheektowaga, NY are White (81 and 69.2%), followed by Black or African American (29 and 24.8%), Asian (2 and 1.71%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.71%).

The largest universities in Cheektowaga, NY by number of degrees awarded are Villa Maria College (73 and 62.4%) and Empire Beauty School-Buffalo (44 and 37.6%).

The most popular majors in Cheektowaga, NY are General Cosmetology (44 and 37.6%), Physical Therapy Technician (27 and 23.1%), and Interior Design (9 and 7.69%).

The median tuition costs in Cheektowaga, NY are $20,030 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. 44 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 Cheektowaga, NY was General Cosmetology with 44 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 73 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$20,030

Median Private

In 2016, the Cheektowaga, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Villa Maria College with 73 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

20

Degrees Awarded to Men

97

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 20 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cheektowaga, NY, which is 0.206 times less than the 97 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Cheektowaga, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    81 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cheektowaga, NY were to White students. These 81 degrees mean that there were 2.79 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cheektowaga, NY was $104,900 in 2017, which is 0.482 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,200 to $104,900, a 4.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Cheektowaga, NY is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cheektowaga, NY have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cheektowaga, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,698

Median Household Income

± $1,060

33.6k

Number of Households

± 1,088

In 2017, the median household income of the 33.6k households in Cheektowaga, NY grew to $50,698 from the previous year's value of $48,994.

The following chart displays the households in Cheektowaga, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$104,900

2017 Median

± $1,468

$100,200

2016 Median

± $1,568

In 2017, the median property value in Cheektowaga, NY grew to to $104,900 from the previous year's value of $100,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cheektowaga, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cheektowaga, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

70.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Cheektowaga, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cheektowaga, NY have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Cheektowaga, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7.28%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cheektowaga, NY was Drove Alone (87.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.28%) and those who Worked At Home (1.76%).

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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