Mendocino County, CA

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Population

87,497

0.101% growth

Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$46,528

6.94% growth

Poverty Rate

19.1%


Number of Employees

37,084

0.764% growth

Median Property Value

$338,000

5.92% growth

About

In 2017, Mendocino County, CA had a population of 87.5k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $46,528. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mendocino County, CA grew from 87,409 to 87,497, a 0.101% increase and its median household income grew from $43,510 to $46,528, a 6.94% increase.

The population of Mendocino County, CA is 65.9% White Alone, 24.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.51% Two or More Races. 20.9% of the people in Mendocino County, CA speak a non-English language, and 91.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mendocino County, CA are Mendocino College (388 degrees awarded in 2016) and Ukiah Adult School (0 degrees).

The median property value in Mendocino County, CA is $338,000, and the homeownership rate is 59.2%. Most people in Mendocino County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Mendocino County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Mendocino County, CA employs 37.1k people. The largest industries in Mendocino County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,075 people), Retail Trade (4,785 people), and Educational Services (3,474 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,409), Information ($47,153), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,675).

Median household income in Mendocino County, CA is $46,528. Males in Mendocino County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Mendocino County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,528

2017 value

± $1,787

6.94%

1 Year Growth

± 4.85%

Households in Mendocino County, CA have a median annual income of $46,528, 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 $43,510 in 2016, which represents a 6.94% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mendocino County, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mendocino County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mendocino County, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mendocino County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California 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 117

  2. Census Tract 114

  3. Census Tract 108.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mendocino County, CA was Census Tract 117 with a value of $77,125, followed by Census Tract 114 and Census Tract 108.01, with respective values of $68,306 and $61,401.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mendocino County, CA (16.4k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    12,394 ± 826

  2. Hispanic

    5,744 ± 599

  3. Other

    1,467 ± 375

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mendocino County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

37.1k

2017 Value

± 1,400

0.764%

1 Year growth

± 5.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mendocino County, CA grew at a rate of 0.764%, from 36.8k employees to 37.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mendocino County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,336 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,035 people), and Management Occupations (3,906 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mendocino County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mendocino County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,336 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,035 people), and Management Occupations (3,906 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mendocino County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.36 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.5 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mendocino County, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($76,406), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,928), and Legal Occupations ($63,266).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

37.1k

2017 Value

± 1,400

0.764%

1 Year growth

± 5.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mendocino County, CA grew at a rate of 0.764%, from 36.8k employees to 37.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mendocino County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,075 people), Retail Trade (4,785 people), and Educational Services (3,474 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mendocino County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Mendocino County, CA 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 Mendocino County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,075 people), Retail Trade (4,785 people), and Educational Services (3,474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mendocino County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.36 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.49 times), and Public Administration (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mendocino County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,409), Information ($47,153), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,675).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

88.8% of the population of Mendocino County, CA has health coverage, with 28.2% on employee plans, 29.8% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Mendocino County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Mendocino County, CA see 1109 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.45% increase from the previous year (1072 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1289 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 181 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1109 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Mendocino County, CA see an average of 1109 patients per year. This represents a 3.45% increase from the previous year (1072 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

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

11.2%

Uninsured

28.2%

Employer Coverage

29.8%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

1.9%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mendocino County, CA declined by 11.4% from 12.6% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mendocino County, CA 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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

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Diversity

Mendocino County, CA is home to a population of 87.5k people, from which 91.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.2% of Mendocino County, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Mendocino County, CA is composed of 57.7k White Alone residents (65.9%), 21.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.5%), 3.07k Two or More Races residents (3.51%), 2.85k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.26%), 1.5k Asian Alone residents (1.71%), 560 Black or African American Alone residents (0.64%), 245 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.28%), and 186 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.213%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mendocino County, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (14,598 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (332 speakers), and Tagalog (218 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mendocino County, CA was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Mendocino County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mendocino County, CA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 13.2% of Mendocino County, CA 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 Mendocino County, CA was 12.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mendocino County, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Mendocino County, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

91.7%

2017 Citizenship

91.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.7% of Mendocino County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mendocino County, CA was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    57.7k ± 58

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    21.4k ± 1.55k

  3. Two or More Races

    3.07k ± 382

In 2017, there were 2.7 times more White Alone residents (57.7k people) in Mendocino County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.4k Hispanic or Latino and 3.07k 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 Mendocino County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    14,598 speakers (17.7%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    332 speakers (0.403%)

  3. Tagalog

    218 speakers (0.264%)

20.9% of Mendocino County, CA 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 Mendocino County, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 17.7% of the overall population of Mendocino County, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.403% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.264% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,826 ± 330

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    695 ± 179

  3. Korea

    584 ± 130

Mendocino County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mendocino County, CA awarded 388 degrees. The student population of Mendocino County, CA is skewed towards women, with 1,646 male students and 2,623 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mendocino County, CA are White (215 and 55.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (118 and 30.4%), American Indian or Alaska Native (31 and 7.99%), and Asian (12 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Mendocino County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Mendocino College (388 and 100%) and Ukiah Adult School (0 and 0%).

The most popular majors in Mendocino County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (71 and 18.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (36 and 9.28%), and General Human Services (35 and 9.02%).

The median tuition costs in Mendocino County, CA 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. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mendocino County, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 65 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 388 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Mendocino County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mendocino College with 388 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

125

Degrees Awarded to Men

263

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 125 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mendocino County, CA, which is 0.475 times less than the 263 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Mendocino County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    215 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    118 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    31 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mendocino County, CA were to White students. These 215 degrees mean that there were 1.82 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 118 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mendocino County, CA was $338,000 in 2017, which is 1.55 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $319,100 to $338,000, a 5.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Mendocino County, CA is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mendocino County, CA have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mendocino County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,528

Median Household Income

± $1,787

34.2k

Number of Households

± 1,296

In 2017, the median household income of the 34.2k households in Mendocino County, CA grew to $46,528 from the previous year's value of $43,510.

The following chart displays the households in Mendocino County, CA 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

$338,000

2017 Median

± $8,944

$319,100

2016 Median

± $8,789

In 2017, the median property value in Mendocino County, CA grew to to $338,000 from the previous year's value of $319,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mendocino County, CA 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 Mendocino County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.2%

2017 Homeownership

57.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.2% of the housing units in Mendocino County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.1%.

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

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mendocino County, CA have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.84% of the workforce in Mendocino County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.07%

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

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