Clarksburg, WV

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Population

93,985

0.108% decline

Median Age

42.3


Median Household Income

$47,546

7.29% growth

Poverty Rate

15.1%


Number of Employees

40,088

1.23% growth

Median Property Value

$108,300

6.91% growth

About

In 2017, Clarksburg, WV had a population of 94k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $47,546. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clarksburg, WV declined from 94,087 to 93,985, a -0.108% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,316 to $47,546, a 7.29% increase.

The population of Clarksburg, WV is 94.8% White Alone, 1.61% Two or More Races, and 1.56% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Clarksburg, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarksburg, WV are Salem International University (334 degrees awarded in 2016), West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (98 degrees), and Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy (45 degrees).

The median property value in Clarksburg, WV is $108,300, and the homeownership rate is 75.9%. Most people in Clarksburg, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarksburg, WV is 2 cars per household.

Clarksburg, WV borders Morgantown, WV and Fairmont, WV.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

Economy

The economy of Clarksburg, WV employs 40.1k people. The largest industries in Clarksburg, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,083 people), Retail Trade (5,392 people), and Public Administration (3,493 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,200), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,875).

Median household income in Clarksburg, WV is $47,546. Males in Clarksburg, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Clarksburg, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,546

2017 value

± $1,534

7.29%

1 Year Growth

± 3.98%

Households in Clarksburg, WV have a median annual income of $47,546, 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 $44,316 in 2016, which represents a 7.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.4 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

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clarksburg, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in West Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarksburg, WV was Berkeley County, WV with a value of $59,142, followed by Harrison County, WV and Monongalia County, WV, with respective values of $58,082 and $50,888.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarksburg, WV (13.9k out of 91.6k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    12,848 ± 757

  2. Two Or More

    598 ± 156

  3. Black

    342 ± 154

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarksburg, WV is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

40.1k

2017 Value

± 1,236

1.23%

1 Year growth

± 4.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarksburg, WV grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 39.6k employees to 40.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarksburg, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,194 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,334 people), and Management Occupations (3,348 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarksburg, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clarksburg, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,194 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,334 people), and Management Occupations (3,348 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Clarksburg, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.92 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.89 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarksburg, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,618), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,033), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,880).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

40.1k

2017 Value

± 1,236

1.23%

1 Year growth

± 4.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarksburg, WV grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 39.6k employees to 40.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarksburg, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,083 people), Retail Trade (5,392 people), and Public Administration (3,493 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarksburg, WV, though some of these residents may live in Clarksburg, WV 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 Clarksburg, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,083 people), Retail Trade (5,392 people), and Public Administration (3,493 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Clarksburg, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.59 times), and Public Administration (1.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarksburg, WV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,200), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal ($7.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($6.62B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Health

92.7% of the population of Clarksburg, WV has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.29% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Clarksburg, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Clarksburg, WV see 1273 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1917 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 890 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,273 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in West Virginia see an average of 1,273 patients per year. This represents a 1.47% decrease from the previous year (1,292 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in West Virginia 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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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

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

7.33%

Uninsured

44.4%

Employer Coverage

21.2%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

2.29%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarksburg, WV declined by 20.3% from 9.2% to 7.33%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clarksburg, WV 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. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

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

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Diversity

Clarksburg, WV is home to a population of 94k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.887% of Clarksburg, WV residents were born outside of the country (834 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Clarksburg, WV is composed of 89.1k White Alone residents (94.8%), 1.51k Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 1.47k Black or African American Alone residents (1.56%), 1.18k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.25%), 616 Asian Alone residents (0.655%), 35 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0372%), 21 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0223%), and 15 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.016%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clarksburg, WV are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clarksburg, WV was 42.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Clarksburg, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clarksburg, WV residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.887%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

834 people

0.857%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

806 people

As of 2017, 0.887% of Clarksburg, WV residents (834 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 Clarksburg, WV was 0.857%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Clarksburg, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clarksburg, WV was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    89.1k ± 52

  2. Two or More Races

    1.51k ± 203

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.47k ± 175

In 2017, there were 58.9 times more White Alone residents (89.1k people) in Clarksburg, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.51k Two or More Races and 1.47k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    2,639 ± 271

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    996 ± 202

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    987 ± 201

Clarksburg, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clarksburg, WV awarded 497 degrees. The student population of Clarksburg, WV is skewed towards women, with 417 male students and 671 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarksburg, WV are White (301 and 63.4%), followed by Black or African American (70 and 14.7%), Unknown (68 and 14.3%), and Hispanic or Latino (20 and 4.21%).

The largest universities in Clarksburg, WV by number of degrees awarded are Salem International University (334 and 67.2%), West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport (98 and 19.7%), and Clarksburg Beauty Academy and School of Massage Therapy (45 and 9.05%).

The most popular majors in Clarksburg, WV are General Business Administration & Management (187 and 37.6%), General Educational Leadership & Administration (55 and 11.1%), and Medical Office Assistant (53 and 10.7%).

The median tuition costs in Clarksburg, WV 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Clarksburg, WV was General Business Administration & Management with 93 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 334 degrees awarded

  2. 98 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Clarksburg, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salem International University with 334 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

176

Degrees Awarded to Men

321

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 176 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarksburg, WV, which is 0.548 times less than the 321 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

    301 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    68 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clarksburg, WV were to White students. These 301 degrees mean that there were 4.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 70 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarksburg, WV was $108,300 in 2017, which is 0.498 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $101,300 to $108,300, a 6.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarksburg, WV is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clarksburg, WV have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clarksburg, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,546

Median Household Income

± $1,534

36.8k

Number of Households

± 1,135

In 2017, the median household income of the 36.8k households in Clarksburg, WV grew to $47,546 from the previous year's value of $44,316.

The following chart displays the households in Clarksburg, WV 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

$108,300

2017 Median

± $3,343

$101,300

2016 Median

± $3,551

In 2017, the median property value in Clarksburg, WV grew to to $108,300 from the previous year's value of $101,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clarksburg, WV 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 Clarksburg, WV 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 Clarksburg, WV distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarksburg, WV the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.9%

2017 Homeownership

75%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.9% of the housing units in Clarksburg, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarksburg, WV have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.39% of the workforce in Clarksburg, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.03%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clarksburg, WV was Drove Alone (83.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.03%) and those who Worked At Home (2.9%).

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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