Lawrence County, PA

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Population

88,231

0.335% decline

Median Age

44.9


Median Household Income

$47,188

3.11% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Number of Employees

39,309

0.316% growth

Median Property Value

$102,300

3.02% growth

About

In 2017, Lawrence County, PA had a population of 88.2k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $47,188. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lawrence County, PA declined from 88,528 to 88,231, a -0.335% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,764 to $47,188, a 3.11% increase.

The population of Lawrence County, PA is 92% White Alone, 3.52% Black or African American Alone, and 2.19% Two or More Races. 4.34% of the people in Lawrence County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lawrence County, PA are New Castle School of Trades (492 degrees awarded in 2016), Westminster College (216807) (336 degrees), and Jameson Health System (32 degrees).

The median property value in Lawrence County, PA is $102,300, and the homeownership rate is 74.1%. Most people in Lawrence County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawrence County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lawrence County, PA employs 39.3k people. The largest industries in Lawrence County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,622 people), Manufacturing (6,124 people), and Retail Trade (4,786 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,587), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,484), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,875).

Median household income in Lawrence County, PA is $47,188. Males in Lawrence County, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Lawrence County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,188

2017 value

± $1,429

3.11%

1 Year Growth

± 4.16%

Households in Lawrence County, PA have a median annual income of $47,188, 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 $45,764 in 2016, which represents a 3.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lawrence County, PA made 1.35 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

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lawrence County, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Lawrence County, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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 102.01

  2. Census Tract 108

  3. Census Tract 101

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawrence County, PA was Census Tract 102.01 with a value of $62,250, followed by Census Tract 108 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $62,120 and $55,862.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawrence County, PA (12.1k out of 86k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    9,903 ± 537

  2. Black

    1,138 ± 191

  3. Two Or More

    739 ± 183

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lawrence County, PA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

39.3k

2017 Value

± 1,061

0.316%

1 Year growth

± 3.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawrence County, PA grew at a rate of 0.316%, from 39.2k employees to 39.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawrence County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,096 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,180 people), and Production Occupations (3,497 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,096 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,180 people), and Production Occupations (3,497 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lawrence County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.53 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.52 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lawrence County, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,750), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,864), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,778).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

39.3k

2017 Value

± 1,061

0.316%

1 Year growth

± 3.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawrence County, PA grew at a rate of 0.316%, from 39.2k employees to 39.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawrence County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,622 people), Manufacturing (6,124 people), and Retail Trade (4,786 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lawrence County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Lawrence County, PA 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 Lawrence County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,622 people), Manufacturing (6,124 people), and Retail Trade (4,786 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lawrence County, PA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.54 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.22 times), and Utilities (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lawrence County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,587), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,484), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

94.2% of the population of Lawrence County, PA has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lawrence County, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, PA see 2259 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.45% increase from the previous year (2064 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1819 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 981 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2259 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, PA see an average of 2259 patients per year. This represents a 9.45% increase from the previous year (2064 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lawrence County, PA 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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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

5.77%

Uninsured

45.7%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

15.8%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawrence County, PA declined by 18.9% from 7.11% to 5.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lawrence County, PA 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. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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

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Diversity

Lawrence County, PA is home to a population of 88.2k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.38% of Lawrence County, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lawrence County, PA is composed of 81.2k White Alone residents (92%), 3.11k Black or African American Alone residents (3.52%), 1.94k Two or More Races residents (2.19%), 1.15k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.3%), 400 Asian Alone residents (0.453%), 391 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.443%), 49 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0555%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lawrence County, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (762 speakers), German (631 speakers), and Italian (603 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lawrence County, PA was 44.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Lawrence County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lawrence County, PA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.38% of Lawrence County, PA 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 Lawrence County, PA was 1.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lawrence County, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Lawrence County, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Lawrence County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lawrence County, PA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    81.2k ± 197

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.11k ± 277

  3. Two or More Races

    1.94k ± 288

In 2017, there were 26.1 times more White Alone residents (81.2k people) in Lawrence County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.11k Black or African American Alone and 1.94k 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 Lawrence County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    762 speakers (0.901%)

  2. German

    631 speakers (0.746%)

  3. Italian

    603 speakers (0.713%)

4.34% of Lawrence County, PA 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 Lawrence County, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.901% of the overall population of Lawrence County, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.746% speak German and 0.713% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,348 ± 232

  2. Korea

    770 ± 120

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    719 ± 148

Lawrence County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lawrence County, PA awarded 884 degrees. The student population of Lawrence County, PA is skewed towards men, with 1,212 male students and 771 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lawrence County, PA are White (768 and 87%), followed by Black or African American (55 and 6.23%), Unknown (42 and 4.76%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 0.906%).

The largest universities in Lawrence County, PA by number of degrees awarded are New Castle School of Trades (492 and 55.7%), Westminster College (216807) (336 and 38%), and Jameson Health System (32 and 3.62%).

The most popular majors in Lawrence County, PA are Welding Technology (95 and 10.7%), Electrician (83 and 9.39%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (59 and 6.67%).

The median tuition costs in Lawrence County, PA are $33,810 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. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lawrence County, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 31 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 492 degrees awarded

  2. 336 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$33,810

Median Private

In 2016, the Lawrence County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Castle School of Trades with 492 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

613

Degrees Awarded to Men

271

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 613 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lawrence County, PA, which is 2.26 times more than the 271 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

    768 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    42 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lawrence County, PA were to White students. These 768 degrees mean that there were 14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 55 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lawrence County, PA was $102,300 in 2017, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,300 to $102,300, a 3.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Lawrence County, PA is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lawrence County, PA have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lawrence County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,188

Median Household Income

± $1,429

36.7k

Number of Households

± 939

In 2017, the median household income of the 36.7k households in Lawrence County, PA grew to $47,188 from the previous year's value of $45,764.

The following chart displays the households in Lawrence County, PA 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

$102,300

2017 Median

± $2,933

$99,300

2016 Median

± $2,611

In 2017, the median property value in Lawrence County, PA grew to to $102,300 from the previous year's value of $99,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lawrence County, PA 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 Lawrence County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.1%

2017 Homeownership

73.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.1% of the housing units in Lawrence County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawrence County, PA have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Lawrence County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    8.77%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.17%

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

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