McKinley County, NM

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Population

72,849

2.01% decline

Median Age

31.6


Median Household Income

$30,336

3.63% growth

Poverty Rate

37.5%


Number of Employees

23,207

0.992% growth

Median Property Value

$62,800

7.65% decline

About

In 2017, McKinley County, NM had a population of 72.8k people with a median age of 31.6 and a median household income of $30,336. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McKinley County, NM declined from 74,346 to 72,849, a -2.01% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,272 to $30,336, a 3.63% increase.

The population of McKinley County, NM is 73.3% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.09% White Alone. N/A% of the people in McKinley County, NM speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McKinley County, NM are University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (244 degrees awarded in 2016) and Navajo Technical University (236 degrees).

The median property value in McKinley County, NM is $62,800, and the homeownership rate is 71.5%. Most people in McKinley County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in McKinley County, NM is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of McKinley County, NM employs 23.2k people. The largest industries in McKinley County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,889 people), Educational Services (2,959 people), and Public Administration (2,529 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,537), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,526), and Public Administration ($37,316).

Median household income in McKinley County, NM is $30,336. Males in McKinley County, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in McKinley County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,336

2017 value

± $1,354

3.63%

1 Year Growth

± 7.03%

Households in McKinley County, NM have a median annual income of $30,336, 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 $29,272 in 2016, which represents a 3.63% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 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

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico 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 McKinley County, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico 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 9731

  2. Census Tract 9455

  3. Census Tract 9454

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McKinley County, NM was Census Tract 9731 with a value of $65,150, followed by Census Tract 9455 and Census Tract 9454, with respective values of $60,983 and $43,580.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

37.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McKinley County, NM (27.1k out of 72.2k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

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. Native American

    23,153 ± 711

  2. Hispanic

    2,766 ± 397

  3. White

    2,486 ± 408

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

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

23.2k

2017 Value

± 963

0.992%

1 Year growth

± 5.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McKinley County, NM grew at a rate of 0.992%, from 23k employees to 23.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McKinley County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,000 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,098 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,842 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McKinley County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McKinley County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,000 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,098 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,842 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McKinley County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.89 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.87 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McKinley County, NM, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($78,047), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,589), and Management Occupations ($59,382).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.2k

2017 Value

± 963

0.992%

1 Year growth

± 5.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McKinley County, NM grew at a rate of 0.992%, from 23k employees to 23.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McKinley County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,889 people), Educational Services (2,959 people), and Public Administration (2,529 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McKinley County, NM, though some of these residents may live in McKinley County, NM 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 McKinley County, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,889 people), Educational Services (2,959 people), and Public Administration (2,529 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McKinley County, NM has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.7 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.33 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McKinley County, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,537), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,526), and Public Administration ($37,316).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.9B

  2. $12.8B

  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$69.2B

2015 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% to $110B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.94B

  2. $8.59B

  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

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

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Health

76% of the population of McKinley County, NM has health coverage, with 17.4% on employee plans, 44.8% on Medicaid, 5.66% on Medicare, 7% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of McKinley County, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in McKinley County, NM see 1447 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.37% increase from the previous year (1323 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1362 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 652 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,447 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McKinley County, NM see an average of 1,447 patients per year. This represents a 9.37% increase from the previous year (1,323 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McKinley County, NM 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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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

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

24%

Uninsured

17.4%

Employer Coverage

44.8%

Medicaid

5.66%

Medicare

7%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McKinley County, NM declined by 11.4% from 27.1% to 24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McKinley County, NM 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. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

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

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Diversity

McKinley County, NM is home to a population of 72.8k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.3% of McKinley County, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.67k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of McKinley County, NM is composed of 53.4k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (73.3%), 10.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.1%), 6.62k White Alone residents (9.09%), 1.41k Two or More Races residents (1.93%), 672 Asian Alone residents (0.922%), 369 Black or African American Alone residents (0.507%), 32 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0439%), and 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.022%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in McKinley County, NM are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in McKinley County, NM was 31.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in McKinley County, NM are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all McKinley County, NM residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.67k people

2.18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.62k people

As of 2017, 2.3% of McKinley County, NM residents (1.67k 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 McKinley County, NM was 2.18%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of McKinley County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McKinley County, NM was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    53.4k ± 371

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10.3k ± 1.11k

  3. White Alone

    6.62k ± 20

In 2017, there were 5.19 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (53.4k people) in McKinley County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.3k Hispanic or Latino and 6.62k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in McKinley County, NM 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 McKinley County, NM 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 McKinley County, NM was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of McKinley County, NM are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,103 ± 198

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    514 ± 136

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    363 ± 119

McKinley County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in McKinley County, NM awarded 480 degrees. The student population of McKinley County, NM is skewed towards women, with 1,640 male students and 2,513 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McKinley County, NM are American Indian or Alaska Native (434 and 90.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (25 and 5.23%), White (14 and 2.93%), and Black or African American (2 and 0.418%).

The largest universities in McKinley County, NM by number of degrees awarded are University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (244 and 50.8%) and Navajo Technical University (236 and 49.2%).

The most popular majors in McKinley County, NM are Pre-Nursing Studies (57 and 11.9%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (48 and 10%), and Registered Nursing (33 and 6.88%).

The median tuition costs in McKinley County, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,420 and $3,420 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 27 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in McKinley County, NM was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 27 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 244 degrees awarded

  2. 236 degrees awarded

$3,420

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the McKinley County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus with 244 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

171

Degrees Awarded to Men

309

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 171 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McKinley County, NM, which is 0.553 times less than the 309 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. American Indian or Alaska Native

    434 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    25 degrees awarded

  3. White

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McKinley County, NM were to American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 434 degrees mean that there were 17.4 times more American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McKinley County, NM was $62,800 in 2017, which is 0.289 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $68,000 to $62,800, a 7.65% decrease. The homeownership rate in McKinley County, NM is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McKinley County, NM have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McKinley County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$30,336

Median Household Income

± $1,354

19.8k

Number of Households

± 736

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.8k households in McKinley County, NM grew to $30,336 from the previous year's value of $29,272.

The following chart displays the households in McKinley County, NM 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$62,800

2017 Median

± $3,969

$68,000

2016 Median

± $4,027

In 2017, the median property value in McKinley County, NM declined from to $62,800 from the previous year's value of $68,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McKinley County, NM 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 McKinley County, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in McKinley County, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McKinley County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

71.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.5% of the housing units in McKinley County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

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

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McKinley County, NM have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.84% of the workforce in McKinley County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.75%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McKinley County, NM was Drove Alone (74.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.75%) and those who Worked At Home (9.46%).

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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