Fort Worth, TX

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Population

876,060

2.36% growth

Median Age

32.9


Median Household Income

$60,205

6.69% growth

Poverty Rate

16.9%


Number of Employees

430,145

6.04% growth

Median Property Value

$169,400

12.2% growth

About

In 2017, Fort Worth, TX had a population of 876k people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $60,205. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fort Worth, TX grew from 855,897 to 876,060, a 2.36% increase and its median household income grew from $56,428 to $60,205, a 6.69% increase.

The population of Fort Worth, TX is 39.4% White Alone, 36.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Fort Worth, TX speak a non-English language, and 87.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Worth, TX are Tarrant County College District (7,839 degrees awarded in 2016), Texas Christian University (2,789 degrees), and University of North Texas Health Science Center (761 degrees).

The median property value in Fort Worth, TX is $169,400, and the homeownership rate is 56.7%. Most people in Fort Worth, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Worth, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fort Worth, TX employs 430k people. The largest industries in Fort Worth, TX are Manufacturing (48,723 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (47,478 people), and Retail Trade (43,475 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,098), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,892), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,870).

Median household income in Fort Worth, TX is $60,205. Males in Fort Worth, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,183. The income inequality in Fort Worth, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,205

2017 value

± $2,316

6.69%

1 Year Growth

± 5.04%

Households in Fort Worth, TX have a median annual income of $60,205, 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 $56,428 in 2016, which represents a 6.69% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,834

Average Male Salary

± $720

$47,183

Average Female Salary

± $513

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas 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

    $66,972 ± $2,204

  2. White

    $53,020 ± $510

  3. Two or More Races

    $45,863 ± $2,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 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 Fort Worth, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.678% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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 1054.04

  2. Census Tract 1139.19

  3. Census Tract 1141.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Worth, TX was Census Tract 1054.04 with a value of $117,772, followed by Census Tract 1139.19 and Census Tract 1141.02, with respective values of $112,770 and $106,708.

The following map shows all of the places in Fort Worth, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Worth, TX (138k out of 820k 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 18 - 24 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

    72,703 ± 2,248

  2. Hispanic

    64,530 ± 1,891

  3. Black

    38,538 ± 1,660

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Worth, TX is White, followed by Hispanic 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

430k

2017 Value

± 13,437

6.04%

1 Year growth

± 4.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Worth, TX grew at a rate of 6.04%, from 406k employees to 430k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Worth, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (57,339 people), Management Occupations (47,296 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (40,912 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Worth, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fort Worth, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (57,339 people), Management Occupations (47,296 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (40,912 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Worth, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.55 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.46 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fort Worth, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,372), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,819), and Management Occupations ($66,374).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

430k

2017 Value

± 13,437

6.04%

1 Year growth

± 4.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Worth, TX grew at a rate of 6.04%, from 406k employees to 430k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Worth, TX, are Manufacturing (48,723 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (47,478 people), and Retail Trade (43,475 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Worth, TX, though some of these residents may live in Fort Worth, TX 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 Fort Worth, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (48,723 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (47,478 people), and Retail Trade (43,475 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Worth, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.39 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.53 times), and Construction (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fort Worth, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,098), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,892), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,870).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

81% of the population of Fort Worth, TX has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 7.13% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.88% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Fort Worth, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Fort Worth, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 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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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

19%

Uninsured

47%

Employer Coverage

15.1%

Medicaid

7.13%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

1.88%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Worth, TX grew by 3.18% from 18.4% to 19%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Worth, TX 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Fort Worth, TX is home to a population of 876k people, from which 87.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.1% of Fort Worth, TX residents were born outside of the country (141k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Worth, TX is composed of 346k White Alone residents (39.4%), 316k Hispanic or Latino residents (36.1%), 153k Black or African American Alone residents (17.4%), 38.4k Asian Alone residents (4.39%), 18.4k Two or More Races residents (2.1%), 2.46k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.281%), 1.83k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.209%), and 404 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0461%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fort Worth, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fort Worth, TX was 32.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Fort Worth, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fort Worth, TX residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

141k people

16.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

140k people

As of 2017, 16.1% of Fort Worth, TX residents (141k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Worth, TX was 16.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,536,761 ± 37,310 people

  2. India

    269,624 ± 12,687 people

  3. El Salvador

    222,793 ± 11,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,536,761 Texas residents, followed by India with 269,624 and El Salvador with 222,793.

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Citizenship

87.4%

2017 Citizenship

89.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.4% of Fort Worth, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Worth, TX was 89.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    346k ± 10.6k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    316k ± 17.6k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    153k ± 8.64k

In 2017, there were 1.09 times more White Alone residents (346k people) in Fort Worth, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 316k Hispanic or Latino and 153k 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 Fort Worth, TX 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 Fort Worth, TX 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 Fort Worth, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fort Worth, TX 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-)

    14,383 ± 2,556

  2. Vietnam

    11,575 ± 1,644

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,550 ± 1,786

Fort Worth, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fort Worth, TX awarded 13,232 degrees. The student population of Fort Worth, TX is skewed towards women, with 28,517 male students and 40,034 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Worth, TX are White (6,697 and 52.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,990 and 23.2%), Black or African American (1,945 and 15.1%), and Asian (694 and 5.39%).

The largest universities in Fort Worth, TX by number of degrees awarded are Tarrant County College District (7,839 and 59.2%), Texas Christian University (2,789 and 21.1%), and University of North Texas Health Science Center (761 and 5.75%).

The most popular majors in Fort Worth, TX are General Studies (4,399 and 33.2%), General Business Administration & Management (848 and 6.41%), and Medical Assistant (464 and 3.51%).

The median tuition costs in Fort Worth, TX are $22,780 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. 250 degrees awarded

  2. 209 degrees awarded

  3. 4,339 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fort Worth, TX was Registered Nursing with 250 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,839 degrees awarded

  2. 2,789 degrees awarded

  3. 761 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,780

Median Private

In 2016, the Fort Worth, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tarrant County College District with 7,839 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,094

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,138

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,094 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Worth, TX, which is 0.626 times less than the 8,138 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Fort Worth, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,697 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,990 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,945 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fort Worth, TX were to White students. These 6,697 degrees mean that there were 2.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,990 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Worth, TX was $169,400 in 2017, which is 0.778 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,000 to $169,400, a 12.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Worth, TX is 56.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fort Worth, TX have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Worth, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$60,205

Median Household Income

± $2,316

300k

Number of Households

± 10,053

In 2017, the median household income of the 300k households in Fort Worth, TX grew to $60,205 from the previous year's value of $56,428.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Worth, TX 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

$169,400

2017 Median

± $4,040

$151,000

2016 Median

± $4,678

In 2017, the median property value in Fort Worth, TX grew to to $169,400 from the previous year's value of $151,000.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

56.7%

2017 Homeownership

57.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.7% of the housing units in Fort Worth, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.1%.

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

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Worth, TX have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Fort Worth, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fort Worth, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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