Hamblen County, TN

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Population

63,465

0.415% growth

Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$42,042

7.06% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

26,084

3.15% growth

Median Property Value

$131,200

3.96% growth

About

In 2017, Hamblen County, TN had a population of 63.5k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $42,042. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hamblen County, TN grew from 63,203 to 63,465, a 0.415% increase and its median household income grew from $39,270 to $42,042, a 7.06% increase.

The population of Hamblen County, TN is 81.9% White Alone, 11.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.41% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Hamblen County, TN speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hamblen County, TN are Walters State Community College (1,997 degrees awarded in 2016) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown (341 degrees).

The median property value in Hamblen County, TN is $131,200, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in Hamblen County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Hamblen County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hamblen County, TN employs 26.1k people. The largest industries in Hamblen County, TN are Manufacturing (7,286 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,790 people), and Retail Trade (3,247 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,637), Utilities ($57,961), and Wholesale Trade ($50,363).

Median household income in Hamblen County, TN is $42,042. Males in Hamblen County, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Hamblen County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,042

2017 value

± $2,832

7.06%

1 Year Growth

± 7.75%

Households in Hamblen County, TN have a median annual income of $42,042, 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 $39,270 in 2016, which represents a 7.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 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

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 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 Hamblen County, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee 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 1012

  2. Census Tract 1010

  3. Census Tract 1005

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hamblen County, TN was Census Tract 1012 with a value of $61,481, followed by Census Tract 1010 and Census Tract 1005, with respective values of $51,903 and $48,929.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hamblen County, TN (12.2k out of 61.9k 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 45 - 54 and then Males < 5.

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

    8,922 ± 709

  2. Hispanic

    3,278 ± 440

  3. Other

    1,771 ± 361

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hamblen County, TN 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

26.1k

2017 Value

± 1,269

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 6.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hamblen County, TN grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 25.3k employees to 26.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hamblen County, TN, are Production Occupations (4,742 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,924 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,624 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hamblen County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hamblen County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,742 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,924 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,624 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hamblen County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.14 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.59 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hamblen County, TN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($67,863), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,163), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.1k

2017 Value

± 1,269

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 6.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hamblen County, TN grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 25.3k employees to 26.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hamblen County, TN, are Manufacturing (7,286 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,790 people), and Retail Trade (3,247 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hamblen County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Hamblen County, TN 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 Hamblen County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,286 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,790 people), and Retail Trade (3,247 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hamblen County, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.76 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.09 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.05 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hamblen County, TN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,637), Utilities ($57,961), and Wholesale Trade ($50,363).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.1B) and Mixed freight ($26.9B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

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

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Health

87.1% of the population of Hamblen County, TN has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 22.1% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hamblen County, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Hamblen County, TN see 1626 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.17% increase from the previous year (1576 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1679 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 709 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,626 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hamblen County, TN see an average of 1,626 patients per year. This represents a 3.17% increase from the previous year (1,576 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hamblen County, TN 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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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

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

12.9%

Uninsured

37.6%

Employer Coverage

22.1%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hamblen County, TN declined by 11.8% from 14.6% to 12.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hamblen County, TN 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. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

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

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Diversity

Hamblen County, TN is home to a population of 63.5k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.24% of Hamblen County, TN residents were born outside of the country (3.96k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hamblen County, TN is composed of 52k White Alone residents (81.9%), 7.27k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.5%), 2.16k Black or African American Alone residents (3.41%), 1.36k Two or More Races residents (2.14%), 614 Asian Alone residents (0.967%), 91 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.143%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0173%), and 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0158%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hamblen County, TN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hamblen County, TN was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Hamblen County, TN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hamblen County, TN residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.96k people

6.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.86k people

As of 2017, 6.24% of Hamblen County, TN residents (3.96k 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 Hamblen County, TN was 6.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

94.9%

2017 Citizenship

94.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of Hamblen County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hamblen County, TN was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    52k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.27k ± 965

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.16k ± 279

In 2017, there were 7.15 times more White Alone residents (52k people) in Hamblen County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.27k Hispanic or Latino and 2.16k 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 Hamblen County, TN 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 Hamblen County, TN 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 Hamblen County, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hamblen County, TN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,649 ± 212

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    720 ± 232

  3. Korea

    324 ± 101

Hamblen County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hamblen County, TN awarded 2,338 degrees. The student population of Hamblen County, TN is skewed towards women, with 2,800 male students and 3,834 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hamblen County, TN are White (2,152 and 92.3%), followed by Black or African American (56 and 2.4%), Hispanic or Latino (51 and 2.19%), and Two or More Races (50 and 2.14%).

The largest universities in Hamblen County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Walters State Community College (1,997 and 85.4%) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown (341 and 14.6%).

The most popular majors in Hamblen County, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,168 and 50%), General Health Services (199 and 8.51%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (164 and 7.01%).

The median tuition costs in Hamblen County, TN 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

Most Common

  1. 576 degrees awarded

  2. 111 degrees awarded

  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hamblen County, TN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 576 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,997 degrees awarded

  2. 341 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Hamblen County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Walters State Community College with 1,997 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,053

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,285

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,053 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hamblen County, TN, which is 0.819 times less than the 1,285 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Hamblen County, TN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,152 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    51 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hamblen County, TN were to White students. These 2,152 degrees mean that there were 38.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 56 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hamblen County, TN was $131,200 in 2017, which is 0.603 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $126,200 to $131,200, a 3.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Hamblen County, TN is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hamblen County, TN have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hamblen County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,042

Median Household Income

± $2,832

24.3k

Number of Households

± 1,144

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.3k households in Hamblen County, TN grew to $42,042 from the previous year's value of $39,270.

The following chart displays the households in Hamblen County, TN 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

$131,200

2017 Median

± $3,887

$126,200

2016 Median

± $4,108

In 2017, the median property value in Hamblen County, TN grew to to $131,200 from the previous year's value of $126,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hamblen County, TN 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 Hamblen County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.1%

2017 Homeownership

66.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.1% of the housing units in Hamblen County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hamblen County, TN have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Hamblen County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.86%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hamblen County, TN was Drove Alone (84.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.86%).

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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