Ithaca, NY

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Population

104,415

0.141% growth

Median Age

30.4


Median Household Income

$56,200

3.82% growth

Poverty Rate

20.4%


Number of Employees

50,390

1.63% growth

Median Property Value

$190,100

4.11% growth

About

In 2017, Ithaca, NY had a population of 104k people with a median age of 30.4 and a median household income of $56,200. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ithaca, NY grew from 104,268 to 104,415, a 0.141% increase and its median household income grew from $54,133 to $56,200, a 3.82% increase.

The population of Ithaca, NY is 77.3% White Alone, 10.3% Asian Alone, and 4.81% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Ithaca, NY speak a non-English language, and 91.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ithaca, NY are Cornell University (7,380 degrees awarded in 2016), Ithaca College (1,716 degrees), and Tompkins Cortland Community College (705 degrees).

The median property value in Ithaca, NY is $190,100, and the homeownership rate is 55.5%. Most people in Ithaca, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ithaca, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ithaca, NY employs 50.4k people. The largest industries in Ithaca, NY are Educational Services (17,245 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,200 people), and Retail Trade (4,829 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,531), Public Administration ($55,545), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,141).

Median household income in Ithaca, NY is $56,200. Males in Ithaca, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Ithaca, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,200

2017 value

± $1,682

3.82%

1 Year Growth

± 4.43%

Households in Ithaca, NY have a median annual income of $56,200, 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 $54,133 in 2016, which represents a 3.82% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 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. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ithaca, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New York 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 Ithaca, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $108,133, followed by Putnam County, NY and Suffolk County, NY, with respective values of $99,479 and $94,750.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ithaca, NY (18.4k out of 90.4k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 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

    11,584 ± 828

  2. Asian

    4,364 ± 429

  3. Hispanic

    1,388 ± 285

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

50.4k

2017 Value

± 1,468

1.63%

1 Year growth

± 4.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ithaca, NY grew at a rate of 1.63%, from 49.6k employees to 50.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ithaca, NY, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (8,390 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,548 people), and Management Occupations (5,272 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ithaca, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ithaca, NY, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (8,390 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,548 people), and Management Occupations (5,272 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Ithaca, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (5.03 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.75 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ithaca, NY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($75,563), Management Occupations ($55,451), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($54,199).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.4k

2017 Value

± 1,468

1.63%

1 Year growth

± 4.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ithaca, NY grew at a rate of 1.63%, from 49.6k employees to 50.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ithaca, NY, are Educational Services (17,245 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,200 people), and Retail Trade (4,829 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ithaca, NY, though some of these residents may live in Ithaca, NY 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 Ithaca, NY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (17,245 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,200 people), and Retail Trade (4,829 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Ithaca, NY has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.69 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.33 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ithaca, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,531), Public Administration ($55,545), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,141).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

95% of the population of Ithaca, NY has health coverage, with 53.4% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 9.4% on Medicare, 19.7% on non-group plans, and 0.641% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Ithaca, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Ithaca, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1,199 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New York 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

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

4.98%

Uninsured

53.4%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

9.4%

Medicare

19.7%

Non-Group

0.641%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ithaca, NY declined by 5.55% from 5.27% to 4.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ithaca, NY 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Ithaca, NY is home to a population of 104k people, from which 91.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.2% of Ithaca, NY residents were born outside of the country (13.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ithaca, NY is composed of 80.7k White Alone residents (77.3%), 10.7k Asian Alone residents (10.3%), 5.03k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.81%), 3.73k Black or African American Alone residents (3.57%), 3.64k Two or More Races residents (3.49%), 306 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.293%), 197 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.189%), and 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0287%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ithaca, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ithaca, NY was 30.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Ithaca, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ithaca, NY residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.8k people

12.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

13.3k people

As of 2017, 13.2% of Ithaca, NY residents (13.8k 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 Ithaca, NY was 12.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

91.3%

2017 Citizenship

91.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.3% of Ithaca, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ithaca, NY was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    80.7k ± 166

  2. Asian Alone

    10.7k ± 396

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.03k ± 462

In 2017, there were 7.52 times more White Alone residents (80.7k people) in Ithaca, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Asian Alone and 5.03k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,367 ± 208

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    733 ± 208

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    425 ± 129

Ithaca, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ithaca, NY awarded 9,903 degrees. The student population of Ithaca, NY is skewed towards women, with 15,312 male students and 16,618 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ithaca, NY are White (4,584 and 57.8%), followed by Asian (1,103 and 13.9%), Unknown (740 and 9.33%), and Hispanic or Latino (731 and 9.21%).

The largest universities in Ithaca, NY by number of degrees awarded are Cornell University (7,380 and 74.5%), Ithaca College (1,716 and 17.3%), and Tompkins Cortland Community College (705 and 7.12%).

The most popular majors in Ithaca, NY are General Business Administration & Management (820 and 8.28%), Computer Science (502 and 5.07%), and Labor & Industrial Relations (360 and 3.64%).

The median tuition costs in Ithaca, NY are $46,244 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. 350 degrees awarded

  2. 283 degrees awarded

  3. 283 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ithaca, NY was General Biological Sciences with 350 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,380 degrees awarded

  2. 1,716 degrees awarded

  3. 705 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$46,244

Median Private

In 2016, the Ithaca, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cornell University with 7,380 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,924

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,979

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,924 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ithaca, NY, which is 0.989 times less than the 4,979 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Ithaca, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,584 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,103 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    740 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ithaca, NY were to White students. These 4,584 degrees mean that there were 4.16 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,103 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ithaca, NY was $190,100 in 2017, which is 0.874 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $182,600 to $190,100, a 4.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Ithaca, NY is 55.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ithaca, NY have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ithaca, NY 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.

$56,200

Median Household Income

± $1,682

39k

Number of Households

± 1,274

In 2017, the median household income of the 39k households in Ithaca, NY grew to $56,200 from the previous year's value of $54,133.

The following chart displays the households in Ithaca, NY 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

$190,100

2017 Median

± $5,183

$182,600

2016 Median

± $4,194

In 2017, the median property value in Ithaca, NY grew to to $190,100 from the previous year's value of $182,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

55.5%

2017 Homeownership

55.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.5% of the housing units in Ithaca, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ithaca, NY 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 Ithaca, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ithaca, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ithaca, NY have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.926% of the workforce in Ithaca, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    61.3%

  2. Walked

    14.2%

  3. Carpooled

    9.42%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ithaca, NY was Drove Alone (61.3%), followed by those who Walked (14.2%) and those who Carpooled (9.42%).

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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