Hampshire County, MA

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Population

161,197

0.101% growth

Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$64,974

3.78% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

84,348

0.606% growth

Median Property Value

$272,700

0.963% growth

About

In 2017, Hampshire County, MA had a population of 161k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $64,974. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hampshire County, MA grew from 161,035 to 161,197, a 0.101% increase and its median household income grew from $62,608 to $64,974, a 3.78% increase.

The population of Hampshire County, MA is 84.2% White Alone, 5.36% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.28% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Hampshire County, MA speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hampshire County, MA are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (8,265 degrees awarded in 2016), Smith College (1,057 degrees), and Mount Holyoke College (697 degrees).

The median property value in Hampshire County, MA is $272,700, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in Hampshire County, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Hampshire County, MA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hampshire County, MA employs 84.3k people. The largest industries in Hampshire County, MA are Educational Services (20,628 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,469 people), and Retail Trade (8,419 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,904), Public Administration ($61,083), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,000).

Median household income in Hampshire County, MA is $64,974. Males in Hampshire County, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Hampshire County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,974

2017 value

± $1,932

3.78%

1 Year Growth

± 4.04%

Households in Hampshire County, MA have a median annual income of $64,974, 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 $62,608 in 2016, which represents a 3.78% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.34 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

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 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 Hampshire County, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts 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 8206

  2. Census Tract 8212

  3. Census Tract 8202.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hampshire County, MA was Census Tract 8206 with a value of $103,021, followed by Census Tract 8212 and Census Tract 8202.04, with respective values of $101,250 and $93,245.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hampshire County, MA (19.1k out of 139k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    15,765 ± 926

  2. Hispanic

    1,467 ± 276

  3. Asian

    1,243 ± 337

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hampshire County, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

84.3k

2017 Value

± 1,998

0.606%

1 Year growth

± 3.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hampshire County, MA grew at a rate of 0.606%, from 83.8k employees to 84.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hampshire County, MA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,888 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (10,434 people), and Management Occupations (7,782 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hampshire County, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hampshire County, MA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,888 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (10,434 people), and Management Occupations (7,782 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hampshire County, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.04 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.89 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hampshire County, MA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($81,000), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($79,028), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,784).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

84.3k

2017 Value

± 1,998

0.606%

1 Year growth

± 3.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hampshire County, MA grew at a rate of 0.606%, from 83.8k employees to 84.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hampshire County, MA, are Educational Services (20,628 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,469 people), and Retail Trade (8,419 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hampshire County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Hampshire County, MA 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 Hampshire County, MA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (20,628 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (13,469 people), and Retail Trade (8,419 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hampshire County, MA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.64 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.15 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hampshire County, MA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,904), Public Administration ($61,083), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,000).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $31.5B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $24.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $31.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($27.2B) and Electronics ($24.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$240B

2015 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $240B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $364B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.2B

  2. $13.2B

  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $13.2B, followed by New York with $13.2B and Connecticut and $12.7B.

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

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Health

97.4% of the population of Hampshire County, MA has health coverage, with 58.4% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hampshire County, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see 717 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% increase from the previous year (709 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1445 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 129 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

717 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hampshire County, MA see an average of 717 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% increase from the previous year (709 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hampshire County, MA 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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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

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

2.55%

Uninsured

58.4%

Employer Coverage

14.3%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hampshire County, MA declined by 11.4% from 2.88% to 2.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hampshire County, MA 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. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

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

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Diversity

Hampshire County, MA is home to a population of 161k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.01% of Hampshire County, MA residents were born outside of the country (12.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hampshire County, MA is composed of 136k White Alone residents (84.2%), 8.63k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.36%), 8.52k Asian Alone residents (5.28%), 4.47k Black or African American Alone residents (2.77%), 3.33k Two or More Races residents (2.06%), 234 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.145%), 169 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.105%), and 60 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0372%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hampshire County, MA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hampshire County, MA was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Hampshire County, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hampshire County, MA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.9k people

7.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12.6k people

As of 2017, 8.01% of Hampshire County, MA residents (12.9k 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 Hampshire County, MA was 7.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Hampshire County, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hampshire County, MA was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    136k ± 102

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.63k ± 517

  3. Asian Alone

    8.52k ± 313

In 2017, there were 15.7 times more White Alone residents (136k people) in Hampshire County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.63k Hispanic or Latino and 8.52k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    3,226 ± 334

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,228 ± 242

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    872 ± 202

Hampshire County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hampshire County, MA awarded 10,966 degrees. The student population of Hampshire County, MA is skewed towards women, with 16,692 male students and 21,738 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hampshire County, MA are White (6,795 and 67.2%), followed by Unknown (969 and 9.59%), Asian (878 and 8.69%), and Hispanic or Latino (677 and 6.7%).

The largest universities in Hampshire County, MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Massachusetts-Amherst (8,265 and 75.4%), Smith College (1,057 and 9.64%), and Mount Holyoke College (697 and 6.36%).

The most popular majors in Hampshire County, MA are General Psychology (559 and 5.1%), General Business Administration & Management (520 and 4.74%), and General Economics (472 and 4.3%).

The median tuition costs in Hampshire County, MA are $48,215 for private four year colleges, and $14,590 and $31,823 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 546 degrees awarded

  2. 454 degrees awarded

  3. 389 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hampshire County, MA was General Psychology with 546 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 8,265 degrees awarded

  2. 1,057 degrees awarded

  3. 697 degrees awarded

$14,590

Median In-State Public

$48,215

Median Private

In 2016, the Hampshire County, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Massachusetts-Amherst with 8,265 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,426

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,540

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,426 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hampshire County, MA, which is 0.677 times less than the 6,540 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

    6,795 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    969 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    878 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hampshire County, MA were to White students. These 6,795 degrees mean that there were 7.01 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 969 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hampshire County, MA was $272,700 in 2017, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $270,100 to $272,700, a 0.963% increase. The homeownership rate in Hampshire County, MA is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hampshire County, MA have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hampshire County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$64,974

Median Household Income

± $1,932

58.8k

Number of Households

± 1,611

In 2017, the median household income of the 58.8k households in Hampshire County, MA grew to $64,974 from the previous year's value of $62,608.

The following chart displays the households in Hampshire County, MA 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

$272,700

2017 Median

± $3,259

$270,100

2016 Median

± $4,572

In 2017, the median property value in Hampshire County, MA grew to to $272,700 from the previous year's value of $270,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hampshire County, MA 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 Hampshire County, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hampshire County, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hampshire County, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ 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 Hampshire County, MA 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 Hampshire County, MA 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 Hampshire County, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hampshire County, MA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hampshire County, MA have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Hampshire County, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.4%

  2. Walked

    9.16%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hampshire County, MA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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