Gettysburg, PA

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Population

101,589

0.167% decline

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$62,661

1.19% growth

Poverty Rate

8.78%


Number of Employees

50,561

0.0731% decline

Median Property Value

$197,400

1.33% growth

About

In 2017, Gettysburg, PA had a population of 102k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $62,661. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gettysburg, PA declined from 101,759 to 101,589, a -0.167% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,927 to $62,661, a 1.19% increase.

The population of Gettysburg, PA is 89.5% White Alone, 6.78% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.57% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Gettysburg, PA speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gettysburg, PA are Gettysburg College (757 degrees awarded in 2016) and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (33 degrees).

The median property value in Gettysburg, PA is $197,400, and the homeownership rate is 77.8%. Most people in Gettysburg, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Gettysburg, PA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Farm, hills and grasslands in rural Pennsylvania.

Economy

The economy of Gettysburg, PA employs 50.6k people. The largest industries in Gettysburg, PA are Manufacturing (8,615 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,472 people), and Retail Trade (5,953 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,750), Public Administration ($57,556), and Utilities ($56,063).

Median household income in Gettysburg, PA is $62,661. Males in Gettysburg, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Gettysburg, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,661

2017 value

± $1,660

1.19%

1 Year Growth

± 3.54%

Households in Gettysburg, PA have a median annual income of $62,661, 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 $61,927 in 2016, which represents a 1.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 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

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Gettysburg, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gettysburg, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $96,656, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $87,304 and $84,749.

The following map shows all of the counties in Gettysburg, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.78% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gettysburg, PA (8.55k out of 97.3k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    6,530 ± 469

  2. Hispanic

    1,762 ± 263

  3. Other

    1,226 ± 234

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gettysburg, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

50.6k

2017 Value

± 1,265

-0.0731%

1 Year decline

± 3.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gettysburg, PA declined at a rate of -0.0731%, from 50.6k employees to 50.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gettysburg, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,389 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,769 people), and Production Occupations (4,500 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gettysburg, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gettysburg, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,389 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,769 people), and Production Occupations (4,500 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Gettysburg, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.52 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.5 times), and Production Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gettysburg, PA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,625), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,144), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,031).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.6k

2017 Value

± 1,265

-0.0731%

1 Year decline

± 3.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gettysburg, PA declined at a rate of -0.0731%, from 50.6k employees to 50.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gettysburg, PA, are Manufacturing (8,615 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,472 people), and Retail Trade (5,953 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gettysburg, PA, though some of these residents may live in Gettysburg, PA 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 Gettysburg, PA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,615 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,472 people), and Retail Trade (5,953 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Gettysburg, PA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.25 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.68 times), and Construction (1.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gettysburg, PA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,750), Public Administration ($57,556), and Utilities ($56,063).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

93.4% of the population of Gettysburg, PA has health coverage, with 53.1% on employee plans, 8.88% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Gettysburg, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Gettysburg, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pennsylvania 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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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

6.64%

Uninsured

53.1%

Employer Coverage

8.88%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gettysburg, PA declined by 10.5% from 7.41% to 6.64%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gettysburg, PA 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% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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

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Diversity

Gettysburg, PA is home to a population of 102k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.02% of Gettysburg, PA residents were born outside of the country (4.08k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gettysburg, PA is composed of 90.9k White Alone residents (89.5%), 6.89k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.78%), 1.6k Two or More Races residents (1.57%), 1.4k Black or African American Alone residents (1.38%), 717 Asian Alone residents (0.706%), 42 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0413%), 32 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0315%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gettysburg, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gettysburg, PA was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Gettysburg, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gettysburg, PA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.02%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.08k people

3.98%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.05k people

As of 2017, 4.02% of Gettysburg, PA residents (4.08k 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 Gettysburg, PA was 3.98%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Gettysburg, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gettysburg, PA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    90.9k ± 38

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.89k ± 774

  3. Two or More Races

    1.6k ± 193

In 2017, there were 13.2 times more White Alone residents (90.9k people) in Gettysburg, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.89k Hispanic or Latino and 1.6k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    2,903 ± 256

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,046 ± 184

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,006 ± 167

Gettysburg, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Gettysburg, PA awarded 790 degrees. The student population of Gettysburg, PA is skewed towards women, with 1,179 male students and 1,328 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gettysburg, PA are White (650 and 83.7%), followed by Unknown (42 and 5.41%), Hispanic or Latino (39 and 5.02%), and Black or African American (20 and 2.57%).

The largest universities in Gettysburg, PA by number of degrees awarded are Gettysburg College (757 and 95.8%) and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (33 and 4.18%).

The most popular majors in Gettysburg, PA are General Business Administration & Management (87 and 11%), Exercise Physiology (62 and 7.85%), and General Psychology (60 and 7.59%).

The median tuition costs in Gettysburg, PA are $50,860 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. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 87 degrees awarded

  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gettysburg, PA was General Psychology with 60 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Gettysburg, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 757 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$50,860

Median Private

In 2016, the Gettysburg, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gettysburg College with 757 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

355

Degrees Awarded to Men

435

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 355 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gettysburg, PA, which is 0.816 times less than the 435 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

    650 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gettysburg, PA were to White students. These 650 degrees mean that there were 15.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 42 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gettysburg, PA was $197,400 in 2017, which is 0.907 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $194,800 to $197,400, a 1.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Gettysburg, PA is 77.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gettysburg, PA have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gettysburg, PA 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.

$62,661

Median Household Income

± $1,660

38.8k

Number of Households

± 1,095

In 2017, the median household income of the 38.8k households in Gettysburg, PA grew to $62,661 from the previous year's value of $61,927.

The following chart displays the households in Gettysburg, PA 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

$197,400

2017 Median

± $3,490

$194,800

2016 Median

± $3,275

In 2017, the median property value in Gettysburg, PA grew to to $197,400 from the previous year's value of $194,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gettysburg, PA 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 Gettysburg, PA 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 Gettysburg, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gettysburg, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%

2017 Homeownership

77.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.8% of the housing units in Gettysburg, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.8%.

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

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gettysburg, PA have a longer commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.27% of the workforce in Gettysburg, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.13%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.79%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gettysburg, PA was Drove Alone (82.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.13%) and those who Worked At Home (3.79%).

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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