Clay County, FL

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Population

203,291

1.47% growth

Median Age

39.4


Median Household Income

$61,971

4.72% growth

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

91,705

2.75% growth

Median Property Value

$165,300

4.89% growth

About

In 2017, Clay County, FL had a population of 203k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $61,971. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clay County, FL grew from 200,346 to 203,291, a 1.47% increase and its median household income grew from $59,179 to $61,971, a 4.72% increase.

The population of Clay County, FL is 74.2% White Alone, 9.61% Black or African American Alone, and 9.29% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Clay County, FL speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clay County, FL are Everest University-Orange Park (296 degrees awarded in 2016), Fortis College-Orange Park (192 degrees), and American Academy of Cosmetology (56 degrees).

The median property value in Clay County, FL is $165,300, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Clay County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Clay County, FL employs 91.7k people. The largest industries in Clay County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,944 people), Retail Trade (12,526 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,416 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,634), Utilities ($57,079), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,942).

Median household income in Clay County, FL is $61,971. Males in Clay County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Clay County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,971

2017 value

± $1,829

4.72%

1 Year Growth

± 3.92%

Households in Clay County, FL have a median annual income of $61,971, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,179 in 2016, which represents a 4.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida 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

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clay County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida 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 307.03

  2. Census Tract 307.01

  3. Census Tract 302.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clay County, FL was Census Tract 307.03 with a value of $104,247, followed by Census Tract 307.01 and Census Tract 302.03, with respective values of $86,685 and $85,204.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, FL (21k out of 201k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    16,822 ± 1,128

  2. Black

    2,256 ± 353

  3. Hispanic

    1,891 ± 370

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clay County, FL 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

91.7k

2017 Value

± 2,711

2.75%

1 Year growth

± 4.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clay County, FL grew at a rate of 2.75%, from 89.3k employees to 91.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,113 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,253 people), and Management Occupations (9,102 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clay County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,113 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,253 people), and Management Occupations (9,102 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clay County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.67 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.41 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clay County, FL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,996), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,005), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($71,902).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

91.7k

2017 Value

± 2,711

2.75%

1 Year growth

± 4.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clay County, FL grew at a rate of 2.75%, from 89.3k employees to 91.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,944 people), Retail Trade (12,526 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,416 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clay County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Clay County, FL 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 Clay County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,944 people), Retail Trade (12,526 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,416 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clay County, FL has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.55 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.32 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clay County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,634), Utilities ($57,079), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,942).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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

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Health

89.1% of the population of Clay County, FL has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 8.7% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 8.03% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Clay County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Clay County, FL see 1758 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.84% increase from the previous year (1693 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1843 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1240 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,758 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clay County, FL see an average of 1,758 patients per year. This represents a 3.84% increase from the previous year (1,693 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clay County, FL 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

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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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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

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

10.9%

Uninsured

42.1%

Employer Coverage

12.6%

Medicaid

8.7%

Medicare

17.6%

Non-Group

8.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, FL declined by 7.89% from 11.9% to 10.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clay County, FL 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. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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

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Diversity

Clay County, FL is home to a population of 203k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.89% of Clay County, FL residents were born outside of the country (14k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Clay County, FL is composed of 151k White Alone residents (74.2%), 19.5k Black or African American Alone residents (9.61%), 18.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.29%), 6.81k Two or More Races residents (3.35%), 6.11k Asian Alone residents (3.01%), 761 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.374%), 244 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.12%), and 172 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0846%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clay County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clay County, FL was 39.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Clay County, FL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Clay County, FL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14k people

7.08%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.2k people

As of 2017, 6.89% of Clay County, FL residents (14k 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 Clay County, FL was 7.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Clay County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, FL was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    151k ± 239

  2. Black or African American Alone

    19.5k ± 641

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18.9k ± 1.45k

In 2017, there were 7.72 times more White Alone residents (151k people) in Clay County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.5k Black or African American Alone and 18.9k 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 Clay County, FL 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 Clay County, FL 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 Clay County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Clay County, FL 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,885 ± 891

  2. Vietnam

    6,813 ± 458

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,708 ± 647

Clay County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clay County, FL awarded 570 degrees. The student population of Clay County, FL is skewed towards women, with 217 male students and 649 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clay County, FL are White (266 and 46.7%), followed by Black or African American (191 and 33.5%), Hispanic or Latino (53 and 9.3%), and Unknown (30 and 5.26%).

The largest universities in Clay County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Everest University-Orange Park (296 and 51.9%), Fortis College-Orange Park (192 and 33.7%), and American Academy of Cosmetology (56 and 9.82%).

The most popular majors in Clay County, FL are Medical Assistant (155 and 27.2%), Pharmacy Technician (50 and 8.77%), and Dental Assisting (45 and 7.89%).

The median tuition costs in Clay County, FL are $12,729 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. 50 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 155 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Clay County, FL was Pharmacy Technician with 50 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 296 degrees awarded

  2. 192 degrees awarded

  3. 56 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$12,729

Median Private

In 2016, the Clay County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Everest University-Orange Park with 296 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

152

Degrees Awarded to Men

418

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 152 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clay County, FL, which is 0.364 times less than the 418 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

    266 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    191 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    53 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clay County, FL were to White students. These 266 degrees mean that there were 1.39 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 191 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clay County, FL was $165,300 in 2017, which is 0.76 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $157,600 to $165,300, a 4.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Clay County, FL is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clay County, FL have an average commute time of 31.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clay County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,971

Median Household Income

± $1,829

71.9k

Number of Households

± 2,159

In 2017, the median household income of the 71.9k households in Clay County, FL grew to $61,971 from the previous year's value of $59,179.

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, FL 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

$165,300

2017 Median

± $2,723

$157,600

2016 Median

± $3,198

In 2017, the median property value in Clay County, FL grew to to $165,300 from the previous year's value of $157,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clay County, FL 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 Clay County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

74.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Clay County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined 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 Clay County, FL 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 Clay County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clay County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

31.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, FL have a longer commute time (31.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% of the workforce in Clay County, FL 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

    8.11%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clay County, FL was Drove Alone (83.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.11%) and those who Worked At Home (5.43%).

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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