Lake Oswego, OR

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Population

38,212

0.386% growth

Median Age

46.6


Median Household Income

$93,993

4.46% growth

Poverty Rate

5.56%


Number of Employees

19,103

3.56% growth

Median Property Value

$559,100

9.95% growth

About

In 2017, Lake Oswego, OR had a population of 38.2k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $93,993. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake Oswego, OR grew from 38,065 to 38,212, a 0.386% increase and its median household income grew from $89,979 to $93,993, a 4.46% increase.

The population of Lake Oswego, OR is 84.2% White Alone, 6.59% Asian Alone, and 4.72% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lake Oswego, OR speak a non-English language, and 96.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake Oswego, OR are Marylhurst University (428 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lake Oswego, OR is $559,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Lake Oswego, OR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Oswego, OR is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lake Oswego, OR employs 19.1k people. The largest industries in Lake Oswego, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,973 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,659 people), and Manufacturing (1,974 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($180,288), Utilities ($138,929), and Manufacturing ($102,853).

Median household income in Lake Oswego, OR is $93,993. Males in Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego, OR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$93,993

2017 value

± $4,668

4.46%

1 Year Growth

± 6.1%

Households in Lake Oswego, OR have a median annual income of $93,993, 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 $89,979 in 2016, which represents a 4.46% 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 Oregon made 1.29 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

    $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 Oregon workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 Lake Oswego, 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 204.03

  2. Census Tract 204.04

  3. Census Tract 64.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake Oswego, OR was Census Tract 204.03 with a value of $177,672, followed by Census Tract 204.04 and Census Tract 64.02, with respective values of $152,500 and $136,641.

The following map shows all of the places in Lake Oswego, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake Oswego, OR (2.11k out of 38k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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

    1,754 ± 400

  2. Asian

    257 ± 148

  3. Hispanic

    56 ± 133

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake Oswego, OR 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

19.1k

2017 Value

± 857

3.56%

1 Year growth

± 6.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake Oswego, OR grew at a rate of 3.56%, from 18.4k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake Oswego, OR, are Management Occupations (3,362 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,668 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,961 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake Oswego, OR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake Oswego, OR, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (3,362 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,668 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,961 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lake Oswego, OR has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.76 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.43 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake Oswego, OR, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($181,500), Management Occupations ($114,167), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($104,477).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.1k

2017 Value

± 857

3.56%

1 Year growth

± 6.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake Oswego, OR grew at a rate of 3.56%, from 18.4k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake Oswego, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,973 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,659 people), and Manufacturing (1,974 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake Oswego, OR, though some of these residents may live in Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego, OR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,973 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,659 people), and Manufacturing (1,974 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lake Oswego, OR has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.05 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.22 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.99 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake Oswego, OR, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($180,288), Utilities ($138,929), and Manufacturing ($102,853).

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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 ($13.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($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

96.2% of the population of Lake Oswego, OR has health coverage, with 61.8% on employee plans, 4.12% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 0.615% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake Oswego, OR see 1070 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1068 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1272 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 226 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

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1,070 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,070 patients per year. This represents a 0.187% increase from the previous year (1,068 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oregon 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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$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

3.81%

Uninsured

61.8%

Employer Coverage

4.12%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

0.615%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake Oswego, OR declined by 15.8% from 4.53% to 3.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lake Oswego, 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%.

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

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Diversity

Lake Oswego, OR is home to a population of 38.2k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Lake Oswego, OR residents were born outside of the country (4.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lake Oswego, OR is composed of 32.2k White Alone residents (84.2%), 2.52k Asian Alone residents (6.59%), 1.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.72%), 1.32k Two or More Races residents (3.44%), 234 Black or African American Alone residents (0.612%), 106 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.277%), 52 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.136%), and 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0393%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lake Oswego, OR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lake Oswego, OR was 46.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Lake Oswego, OR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lake Oswego, OR residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    4.1k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Lake Oswego, OR residents (4.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake Oswego, OR was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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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 Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 146,430 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 21,288 and China with 20,489.

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Citizenship

96.3%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.3% of Lake Oswego, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lake Oswego, OR was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    32.2k ± 666

  2. Asian Alone

    2.52k ± 365

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.8k ± 387

In 2017, there were 12.8 times more White Alone residents (32.2k people) in Lake Oswego, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.52k Asian Alone and 1.8k 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 Lake Oswego, OR 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 Lake Oswego, OR 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 Lake Oswego, OR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lake Oswego, OR 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

    745 ± 153

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    294 ± 145

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    264 ± 104

Lake Oswego, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lake Oswego, OR awarded 428 degrees. The student population of Lake Oswego, OR is skewed towards women, with 249 male students and 559 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake Oswego, OR are White (321 and 77.2%), followed by Unknown (27 and 6.49%), Black or African American (24 and 5.77%), and Hispanic or Latino (24 and 5.77%).

The largest universities in Lake Oswego, OR by number of degrees awarded are Marylhurst University (428 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lake Oswego, OR are General Business Administration & Management (207 and 48.4%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (52 and 12.1%), and Real Estate (24 and 5.61%).

The median tuition costs in Lake Oswego, OR are $20,835 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. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 158 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Lake Oswego, OR was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 23 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Lake Oswego, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

428 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$20,835

Median Private

In 2016, the Lake Oswego, OR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Marylhurst University with 428 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

138

Degrees Awarded to Men

290

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 138 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake Oswego, OR, which is 0.476 times less than the 290 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

    321 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lake Oswego, OR were to White students. These 321 degrees mean that there were 11.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake Oswego, OR was $559,100 in 2017, which is 2.57 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $508,500 to $559,100, a 9.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake Oswego, OR is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake Oswego, OR have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake Oswego, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$93,993

Median Household Income

± $4,668

16.3k

Number of Households

± 756

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.3k households in Lake Oswego, OR grew to $93,993 from the previous year's value of $89,979.

The following chart displays the households in Lake Oswego, 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$559,100

2017 Median

± $17,469

$508,500

2016 Median

± $22,908

In 2017, the median property value in Lake Oswego, OR grew to to $559,100 from the previous year's value of $508,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego, OR the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lake Oswego, OR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake Oswego, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.3%

2017 Homeownership

67.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.3% of the housing units in Lake Oswego, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake Oswego, OR have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Lake Oswego, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    14.4%

  3. Carpooled

    7.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake Oswego, OR was Drove Alone (71.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (14.4%) and those who Carpooled (7.95%).

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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