Mingo County, WV

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Population

25,150

1.56% decline

Median Age

42.1


Median Household Income

$31,227

3.74% decline

Poverty Rate

28.9%


Number of Employees

7,263

4.46% decline

Median Property Value

$71,000

0.567% growth

About

In 2017, Mingo County, WV had a population of 25.2k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $31,227. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mingo County, WV declined from 25,549 to 25,150, a -1.56% decrease and its median household income declined from $32,441 to $31,227, a -3.74% decrease.

The population of Mingo County, WV is 96.1% White Alone, 1.9% Black or African American Alone, and 1.24% Two or More Races. 1.13% of the people in Mingo County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mingo County, WV are Mingo Extended Learning Center (49 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Mingo County, WV is $71,000, and the homeownership rate is 73.8%. Most people in Mingo County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Mingo County, WV is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Mingo County, WV employs 7.26k people. The largest industries in Mingo County, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,432 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,126 people), and Retail Trade (920 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,879), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,449), and Transportation & Warehousing ($54,141).

Median household income in Mingo County, WV is $31,227. Males in Mingo County, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Mingo County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,227

2017 value

± $2,388

-3.74%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Mingo County, WV have a median annual income of $31,227, 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 $32,441 in 2016, which represents a -3.74% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mingo County, WV made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Mingo County, WV 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

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mingo County, WV workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mingo County, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9573

  2. Census Tract 9571

  3. Census Tract 9574

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mingo County, WV was Census Tract 9573 with a value of $44,800, followed by Census Tract 9571 and Census Tract 9574, with respective values of $38,860 and $37,986.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mingo County, WV (7.22k out of 25k 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 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

    6,623 ± 449

  2. Two Or More

    232 ± 155

  3. Black

    206 ± 174

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

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

7.26k

2017 Value

± 544

-4.46%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mingo County, WV declined at a rate of -4.46%, from 7.6k employees to 7.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mingo County, WV, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,015 people), Sales & Related Occupations (708 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (674 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mingo County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mingo County, WV, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,015 people), Sales & Related Occupations (708 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (674 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mingo County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.81 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.12 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.09 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mingo County, WV, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($81,607), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,033), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,924).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.26k

2017 Value

± 544

-4.46%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mingo County, WV declined at a rate of -4.46%, from 7.6k employees to 7.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mingo County, WV, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,432 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,126 people), and Retail Trade (920 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mingo County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Mingo County, WV 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 Mingo County, WV, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,432 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,126 people), and Retail Trade (920 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mingo County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (28.7 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.55 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mingo County, WV, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,879), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,449), and Transportation & Warehousing ($54,141).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.4B

  2. $7.3B

  3. $6.62B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $17.4B, followed by Coal with $7.3B and Pharmaceuticals and $6.62B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$68B

2015 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

27.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound West Virginia trade was $68B. This is expected to increase 27.7% to $86.9B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.5B

  2. $6.95B

  3. $6.94B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $10.5B, followed by Ohio with $6.95B and Virginia and $6.94B.

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

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Health

93.3% of the population of Mingo County, WV has health coverage, with 30.9% on employee plans, 36.2% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 6.34% on non-group plans, and 1.83% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Mingo County, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Mingo County, WV see 3162 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.7% increase from the previous year (2857 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3521 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 913 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,162 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mingo County, WV see an average of 3,162 patients per year. This represents a 10.7% increase from the previous year (2,857 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mingo County, WV 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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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

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

6.75%

Uninsured

30.9%

Employer Coverage

36.2%

Medicaid

18%

Medicare

6.34%

Non-Group

1.83%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mingo County, WV declined by 31.1% from 9.79% to 6.75%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mingo County, WV 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. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

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

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Diversity

Mingo County, WV is home to a population of 25.2k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.0755% of Mingo County, WV residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Mingo County, WV is composed of 24.2k White Alone residents (96.1%), 478 Black or African American Alone residents (1.9%), 313 Two or More Races residents (1.24%), 156 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.62%), 19 Asian Alone residents (0.0755%), 18 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0716%), 5 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.0199%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mingo County, WV are Spanish or Spanish Creole (167 speakers), Tagalog (82 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (14 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mingo County, WV was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Mingo County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mingo County, WV residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.0755%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.372%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.0755% of Mingo County, WV 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 Mingo County, WV was 0.372%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mingo County, WV was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 Mingo County, WV residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Mingo County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mingo County, WV was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.2k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    478 ± 122

  3. Two or More Races

    313 ± 149

In 2017, there were 50.5 times more White Alone residents (24.2k people) in Mingo County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 478 Black or African American Alone and 313 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 Mingo County, WV as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    167 speakers (0.686%)

  2. Tagalog

    82 speakers (0.337%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    14 speakers (0.0575%)

1.13% of Mingo County, WV 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 Mingo County, WV was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.686% of the overall population of Mingo County, WV are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.337% speak Tagalog and 0.0575% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    616 ± 128

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    121 ± 73

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    98 ± 81

Mingo County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mingo County, WV awarded 49 degrees. The student population of Mingo County, WV is skewed towards women, with 5 male students and 15 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mingo County, WV are White (49 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Mingo County, WV by number of degrees awarded are Mingo Extended Learning Center (49 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mingo County, WV are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (14 and 28.6%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (12 and 24.5%), and Electrocardiograph Technician (8 and 16.3%).

The median tuition costs in Mingo County, WV 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. 8 degrees awarded

  2. 8 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Mingo County, WV was Electrocardiograph Technician with 8 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Mingo County, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

49 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Mingo County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mingo Extended Learning Center with 49 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

12

Degrees Awarded to Men

37

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 12 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mingo County, WV, which is 0.324 times less than the 37 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

    49 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mingo County, WV were to White students. These 49 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mingo County, WV was $71,000 in 2017, which is 0.326 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $70,600 to $71,000, a 0.567% increase. The homeownership rate in Mingo County, WV is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mingo County, WV have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mingo County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$31,227

Median Household Income

± $2,388

10.9k

Number of Households

± 649

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.9k households in Mingo County, WV declined from $31,227 from the previous year's value of $32,441.

The following chart displays the households in Mingo County, WV 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

$71,000

2017 Median

± $3,186

$70,600

2016 Median

± $3,531

In 2017, the median property value in Mingo County, WV grew to to $71,000 from the previous year's value of $70,600.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.8%

2017 Homeownership

74.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.8% of the housing units in Mingo County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.9%.

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

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Commute Time

28 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mingo County, WV have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.08% of the workforce in Mingo County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Walked

    3.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mingo County, WV was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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