Kootenai County, ID

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Population

150,128

1.63% growth

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$53,189

4.45% growth

Poverty Rate

12.6%


Number of Employees

67,680

2.33% growth

Median Property Value

$212,900

10.1% growth

About

In 2017, Kootenai County, ID had a population of 150k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $53,189. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kootenai County, ID grew from 147,716 to 150,128, a 1.63% increase and its median household income grew from $50,924 to $53,189, a 4.45% increase.

The population of Kootenai County, ID is 91% White Alone, 4.37% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.17% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Kootenai County, ID speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kootenai County, ID are North Idaho College (1,081 degrees awarded in 2016) and The Beauty Institute Schwarzkopf Professional-Coeur D'Alene (57 degrees).

The median property value in Kootenai County, ID is $212,900, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Kootenai County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kootenai County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kootenai County, ID employs 67.7k people. The largest industries in Kootenai County, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,038 people), Retail Trade (8,769 people), and Construction (6,210 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,083), Utilities ($66,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,703).

Median household income in Kootenai County, ID is $53,189. Males in Kootenai County, ID have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,730. The income inequality in Kootenai County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,189

2017 value

± $1,643

4.45%

1 Year Growth

± 3.85%

Households in Kootenai County, ID have a median annual income of $53,189, 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 $50,924 in 2016, which represents a 4.45% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,622

Average Male Salary

± $2,243

$37,730

Average Female Salary

± $1,625

In 2017, full-time male employees in Idaho made 1.45 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

    $46,142 ± $12,002

  2. White

    $40,859 ± $1,365

  3. Black

    $35,264 ± $18,479

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Idaho workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 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 Kootenai County, ID is from Idaho.

0.464

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.367% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 18

  2. Census Tract 11

  3. Census Tract 17

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kootenai County, ID was Census Tract 18 with a value of $74,596, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 17, with respective values of $69,565 and $68,179.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kootenai County, ID (18.7k out of 148k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    17,196 ± 1,115

  2. Hispanic

    672 ± 199

  3. Native American

    524 ± 158

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kootenai County, ID 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

67.7k

2017 Value

± 2,167

2.33%

1 Year growth

± 4.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kootenai County, ID grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 66.1k employees to 67.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kootenai County, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,509 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,585 people), and Management Occupations (6,736 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kootenai County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kootenai County, ID, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,509 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,585 people), and Management Occupations (6,736 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kootenai County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.75 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.36 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kootenai County, ID, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,915), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,406), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($58,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

67.7k

2017 Value

± 2,167

2.33%

1 Year growth

± 4.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kootenai County, ID grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 66.1k employees to 67.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kootenai County, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,038 people), Retail Trade (8,769 people), and Construction (6,210 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kootenai County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Kootenai County, ID 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 Kootenai County, ID, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,038 people), Retail Trade (8,769 people), and Construction (6,210 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kootenai County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.68 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.5 times), and Construction (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kootenai County, ID, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,083), Utilities ($66,250), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,703).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $10.8B

  2. $4.28B

  3. $4.26B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $10.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($4.28B) and Electronics ($4.26B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$55.1B

2015 Value

$82.2B

Projected 2045 Value

49.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Idaho trade was $55.1B. This is expected to increase 49.1% to $82.2B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $6.23B

  2. $3.13B

  3. $2.01B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $6.23B, followed by California with $3.13B and Utah and $2.01B.

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

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Health

88.4% of the population of Kootenai County, ID has health coverage, with 43.7% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 2.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Kootenai County, ID was $6,927 in 2014. This is a 5.07% increase from the previous year ($6,593).

Primary care physicians in Kootenai County, ID see 1263 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1292 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1390 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.3%). Additionally, Minidoka County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,263 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kootenai County, ID see an average of 1,263 patients per year. This represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1,292 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kootenai County, ID 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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$6,927

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,560

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,069

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,737

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Idaho (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.07%, from $6,593 to $6,927.

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

11.6%

Uninsured

43.7%

Employer Coverage

12.6%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

17.3%

Non-Group

2.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kootenai County, ID declined by 12.7% from 13.3% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kootenai County, ID 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. 11.3% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 11.1% prevalence

Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Idaho, at 11.3%.

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

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Diversity

Kootenai County, ID is home to a population of 150k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.27% of Kootenai County, ID residents were born outside of the country (3.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kootenai County, ID is composed of 137k White Alone residents (91%), 6.56k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.37%), 3.25k Two or More Races residents (2.17%), 1.96k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.3%), 1.05k Asian Alone residents (0.697%), 532 Black or African American Alone residents (0.354%), 147 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0979%), and 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00266%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kootenai County, ID are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kootenai County, ID was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Kootenai County, ID are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Kootenai County, ID residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.4k people

2.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.23k people

As of 2017, 2.27% of Kootenai County, ID residents (3.4k 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 Kootenai County, ID was 2.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,895 ± 5,505 people

  2. Canada

    4,756 ± 1,691 people

  3. China

    3,072 ± 1,360 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 51,895 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 4,756 and China with 3,072.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Kootenai County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kootenai County, ID was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    137k ± 74

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.56k ± 655

  3. Two or More Races

    3.25k ± 456

In 2017, there were 20.8 times more White Alone residents (137k people) in Kootenai County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.56k Hispanic or Latino and 3.25k 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 Kootenai County, ID 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 Kootenai County, ID 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 Kootenai County, ID was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Kootenai County, ID 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

    4,975 ± 406

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,424 ± 258

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,246 ± 254

Kootenai County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kootenai County, ID awarded 1,138 degrees. The student population of Kootenai County, ID is skewed towards women, with 2,143 male students and 3,201 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kootenai County, ID are White (962 and 84.5%), followed by Unknown (77 and 6.77%), Hispanic or Latino (39 and 3.43%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (28 and 2.46%).

The largest universities in Kootenai County, ID by number of degrees awarded are North Idaho College (1,081 and 95%) and The Beauty Institute Schwarzkopf Professional-Coeur D'Alene (57 and 5.01%).

The most popular majors in Kootenai County, ID are General Studies (423 and 37.2%), Registered Nursing (63 and 5.54%), and General Cosmetology (55 and 4.83%).

The median tuition costs in Kootenai County, ID 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. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 374 degrees awarded

  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kootenai County, ID was General Business Administration & Management with 46 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,081 degrees awarded

  2. 57 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Kootenai County, ID institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Idaho College with 1,081 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

457

Degrees Awarded to Men

681

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 457 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kootenai County, ID, which is 0.671 times less than the 681 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Kootenai County, ID by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    962 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kootenai County, ID were to White students. These 962 degrees mean that there were 12.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 77 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kootenai County, ID was $212,900 in 2017, which is 0.978 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $193,300 to $212,900, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Kootenai County, ID is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kootenai County, ID have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kootenai County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,189

Median Household Income

± $1,643

58.9k

Number of Households

± 1,914

In 2017, the median household income of the 58.9k households in Kootenai County, ID grew to $53,189 from the previous year's value of $50,924.

The following chart displays the households in Kootenai County, ID 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$212,900

2017 Median

± $6,944

$193,300

2016 Median

± $4,055

In 2017, the median property value in Kootenai County, ID grew to to $212,900 from the previous year's value of $193,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kootenai County, ID 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 Kootenai County, ID 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 Kootenai County, ID distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kootenai County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

69.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Kootenai County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kootenai County, ID have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Kootenai County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.91%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kootenai County, ID was Drove Alone (81.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.91%) and those who Worked At Home (5.49%).

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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