Klamath County, OR

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Population

66,018

0.109% growth

Median Age

42.6


Median Household Income

$42,531

1.38% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

26,034

1.79% growth

Median Property Value

$156,900

5.94% growth

About

In 2017, Klamath County, OR had a population of 66k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $42,531. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Klamath County, OR grew from 65,946 to 66,018, a 0.109% increase and its median household income grew from $41,951 to $42,531, a 1.38% increase.

The population of Klamath County, OR is 78.7% White Alone, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.84% Two or More Races. 8.06% of the people in Klamath County, OR speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Klamath County, OR are Oregon Institute of Technology (774 degrees awarded in 2016), Klamath Community College (279 degrees), and College of Cosmetology (29 degrees).

The median property value in Klamath County, OR is $156,900, and the homeownership rate is 65%. Most people in Klamath County, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Klamath County, OR is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Klamath County, OR employs 26k people. The largest industries in Klamath County, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,555 people), Retail Trade (3,196 people), and Manufacturing (2,790 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($51,250), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,406), and Utilities ($41,250).

Median household income in Klamath County, OR is $42,531. Males in Klamath County, OR have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,053. The income inequality in Klamath County, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,531

2017 value

± $1,905

1.38%

1 Year Growth

± 6.4%

Households in Klamath County, OR have a median annual income of $42,531, 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 $41,951 in 2016, which represents a 1.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,970

Average Male Salary

± $1,681

$48,053

Average Female Salary

± $1,355

In 2017, full-time male employees in Klamath County, OR made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Klamath County, OR by number of full-time 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

    $56,926 ± $5,268

  2. White

    $47,707 ± $1,033

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,267 ± $28,756

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Klamath County, OR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Klamath County, OR by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Klamath County, OR is from Oregon.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.411% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Oregon 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 9710

  2. Census Tract 9711

  3. Census Tract 9720

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Klamath County, OR was Census Tract 9710 with a value of $62,656, followed by Census Tract 9711 and Census Tract 9720, with respective values of $55,074 and $52,713.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Klamath County, OR (12.2k out of 65.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    10,310 ± 639

  2. Hispanic

    2,164 ± 285

  3. Native American

    801 ± 172

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Klamath County, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

26k

2017 Value

± 1,053

1.79%

1 Year growth

± 5.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Klamath County, OR grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 25.6k employees to 26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Klamath County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,924 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,451 people), and Management Occupations (2,169 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Klamath County, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Klamath County, OR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,924 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,451 people), and Management Occupations (2,169 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Klamath County, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.35 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.55 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Klamath County, OR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,641), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,089), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,400).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26k

2017 Value

± 1,053

1.79%

1 Year growth

± 5.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Klamath County, OR grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 25.6k employees to 26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Klamath County, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,555 people), Retail Trade (3,196 people), and Manufacturing (2,790 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Klamath County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Klamath County, OR 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 Klamath County, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,555 people), Retail Trade (3,196 people), and Manufacturing (2,790 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Klamath County, OR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.12 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.46 times), and Utilities (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Klamath County, OR, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($51,250), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,406), and Utilities ($41,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $18.5B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $12.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $18.5B, followed by Electronics with $13.1B and Motorized vehicles and $12.8B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$134B

2015 Value

$201B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oregon trade was $134B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $201B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.5B

  2. $17.6B

  3. $2.94B

In 2015, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $26.5B, followed by California with $17.6B and Minnesota and $2.94B.

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

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Health

89.5% of the population of Klamath County, OR has health coverage, with 32.6% on employee plans, 23.3% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 3.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Klamath County, OR was $8,044 in 2014. This is a 7.73% increase from the previous year ($7,467).

Primary care physicians in Klamath County, OR see 1158 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (1190 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1303 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 255 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.2%). Additionally, Linn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1158 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Klamath County, OR see an average of 1158 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (1190 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Klamath County, OR 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%).

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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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$8,044

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,232

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,185

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,942

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oregon (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 7.73%, from $7,467 to $8,044.

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

10.5%

Uninsured

32.6%

Employer Coverage

23.3%

Medicaid

14.5%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

3.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Klamath County, OR declined by 9.75% from 11.6% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Klamath County, OR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.2% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 13.3% prevalence

Crook County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oregon, at 14.2%.

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Diversity

Klamath County, OR is home to a population of 66k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.61% of Klamath County, OR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Klamath County, OR is composed of 52k White Alone residents (78.7%), 8.13k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.3%), 2.54k Two or More Races residents (3.84%), 2.1k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.18%), 637 Asian Alone residents (0.965%), 495 Black or African American Alone residents (0.75%), 77 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.117%), and 72 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.109%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Klamath County, OR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,708 speakers), German (296 speakers), and Chinese (230 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Klamath County, OR was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Klamath County, OR are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Klamath County, OR residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.61%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.61% of Klamath County, OR residents 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 Klamath County, OR was 5.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    146,430 ± 9,222 people

  2. Vietnam

    21,288 ± 3,573 people

  3. China

    20,489 ± 3,505 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Klamath County, OR was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Klamath County, OR residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Klamath County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Klamath County, OR was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    52k ± 77

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.13k ± 510

  3. Two or More Races

    2.54k ± 285

In 2017, there were 6.4 times more White Alone residents (52k people) in Klamath County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.13k Hispanic or Latino and 2.54k 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 Klamath County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,708 speakers (5.98%)

  2. German

    296 speakers (0.477%)

  3. Chinese

    230 speakers (0.371%)

8.06% of Klamath County, OR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Klamath County, OR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.98% of the overall population of Klamath County, OR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.477% speak German and 0.371% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,388 ± 259

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,328 ± 261

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    738 ± 205

Klamath County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Klamath County, OR awarded 1,082 degrees. The student population of Klamath County, OR is skewed towards women, with 3,342 male students and 3,362 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Klamath County, OR are White (768 and 72.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (93 and 8.74%), Unknown (70 and 6.58%), and Asian (51 and 4.79%).

The largest universities in Klamath County, OR by number of degrees awarded are Oregon Institute of Technology (774 and 71.5%), Klamath Community College (279 and 25.8%), and College of Cosmetology (29 and 2.68%).

The most popular majors in Klamath County, OR are Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (83 and 7.67%), Dental Hygiene (74 and 6.84%), and Radiographer (56 and 5.18%).

The median tuition costs in Klamath County, OR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,110 and $25,811 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 56 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Klamath County, OR was Radiographer with 56 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 774 degrees awarded

  2. 279 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

$8,110

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Klamath County, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oregon Institute of Technology with 774 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

555

Degrees Awarded to Men

527

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 555 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Klamath County, OR, which is 1.05 times more than the 527 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Klamath County, OR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    768 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    93 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    70 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Klamath County, OR were to White students. These 768 degrees mean that there were 8.26 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 93 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Klamath County, OR was $156,900 in 2017, which is 0.721 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $148,100 to $156,900, a 5.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Klamath County, OR is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Klamath County, OR have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Klamath County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,531

Median Household Income

± $1,905

27.2k

Number of Households

± 1,077

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.2k households in Klamath County, OR grew to $42,531 from the previous year's value of $41,951.

The following chart displays the households in Klamath County, OR 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

$156,900

2017 Median

± $5,674

$148,100

2016 Median

± $4,890

In 2017, the median property value in Klamath County, OR grew to to $156,900 from the previous year's value of $148,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Klamath County, OR 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 Klamath County, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Klamath County, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Klamath County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65%

2017 Homeownership

64.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65% of the housing units in Klamath County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.1%.

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

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Klamath County, OR have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.85% of the workforce in Klamath County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.04%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.99%

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

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