Missoula County, MT

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Population

114,231

0.999% growth

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$49,412

6.56% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

61,644

2.47% growth

Median Property Value

$259,600

6.52% growth

About

In 2017, Missoula County, MT had a population of 114k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $49,412. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Missoula County, MT grew from 113,101 to 114,231, a 0.999% increase and its median household income grew from $46,371 to $49,412, a 6.56% increase.

The population of Missoula County, MT is 89.8% White Alone, 3.09% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.72% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Missoula County, MT speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Missoula County, MT are The University of Montana (3,194 degrees awarded in 2016) and Modern Beauty School Inc (22 degrees).

The median property value in Missoula County, MT is $259,600, and the homeownership rate is 58.9%. Most people in Missoula County, MT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Missoula County, MT is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Sunset picnic overlooking the Clark Fork River, Missoula MT

Economy

The economy of Missoula County, MT employs 61.6k people. The largest industries in Missoula County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,489 people), Retail Trade (7,311 people), and Educational Services (7,115 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($120,313), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,167), and Utilities ($56,818).

Median household income in Missoula County, MT is $49,412. Males in Missoula County, MT have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,968. The income inequality in Missoula County, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,412

2017 value

± $1,947

6.56%

1 Year Growth

± 4.6%

Households in Missoula County, MT have a median annual income of $49,412, 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 $46,371 in 2016, which represents a 6.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,921

Average Male Salary

± $3,007

$39,968

Average Female Salary

± $2,184

In 2017, full-time male employees in Montana made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Montana 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. White

    $42,515 ± $1,780

  2. Other

    $39,395 ± $16,377

  3. Asian

    $33,231 ± $11,940

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montana workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Other workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Missoula County, MT is from Montana.

0.465

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Montana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.554% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Montana 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 1

  2. Census Tract 13.02

  3. Census Tract 13.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Missoula County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $76,786, followed by Census Tract 13.02 and Census Tract 13.04, with respective values of $71,735 and $70,059.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Missoula County, MT (17.7k out of 111k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    15,406 ± 936

  2. Native American

    947 ± 315

  3. Two Or More

    727 ± 244

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Missoula County, MT is White, followed by Native American 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

61.6k

2017 Value

± 1,959

2.47%

1 Year growth

± 4.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Missoula County, MT grew at a rate of 2.47%, from 60.2k employees to 61.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Missoula County, MT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,077 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,283 people), and Management Occupations (5,406 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Missoula County, MT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Missoula County, MT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,077 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,283 people), and Management Occupations (5,406 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Missoula County, MT has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.08 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.81 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Missoula County, MT, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,850), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($58,191), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,036).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

61.6k

2017 Value

± 1,959

2.47%

1 Year growth

± 4.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Missoula County, MT grew at a rate of 2.47%, from 60.2k employees to 61.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Missoula County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,489 people), Retail Trade (7,311 people), and Educational Services (7,115 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Missoula County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Missoula County, MT 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 Missoula County, MT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,489 people), Retail Trade (7,311 people), and Educational Services (7,115 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Missoula County, MT has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.27 times higher than expected), Information (1.41 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Missoula County, MT, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($120,313), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,167), and Utilities ($56,818).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $6.47B

  2. $6.17B

  3. $5.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $6.47B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($6.17B) and Fuel oils ($5.98B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$44.7B

2015 Value

$53.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Montana trade was $44.7B. This is expected to increase 20.7% to $53.9B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $4.59B

  2. $2.98B

  3. $2.88B

In 2015, the top outbound Montana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Dakota with $4.59B, followed by Wyoming with $2.98B and Idaho and $2.88B.

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

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Health

90.3% of the population of Missoula County, MT has health coverage, with 48.6% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 2.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Missoula County, MT was $8,221 in 2014. This is a 2.84% increase from the previous year ($7,994).

Primary care physicians in Missoula County, MT see 1067 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.559% decrease from the previous year (1073 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1127 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 247 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,067 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missoula County, MT see an average of 1,067 patients per year. This represents a 0.559% decrease from the previous year (1,073 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missoula County, MT in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,221

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,882

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,378

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,238

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Montana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.84%, from $7,994 to $8,221.

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

9.68%

Uninsured

48.6%

Employer Coverage

12.3%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

16.8%

Non-Group

2.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Missoula County, MT declined by 21.2% from 12.3% to 9.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Missoula County, MT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.8% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 12.3% prevalence

Glacier County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Montana, at 14.8%.

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

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Diversity

Missoula County, MT is home to a population of 114k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.45% of Missoula County, MT residents were born outside of the country (2.79k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Missoula County, MT is composed of 103k White Alone residents (89.8%), 3.53k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.09%), 3.11k Two or More Races residents (2.72%), 2.89k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.53%), 1.61k Asian Alone residents (1.41%), 417 Black or African American Alone residents (0.365%), 40 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.035%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0149%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Missoula County, MT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Missoula County, MT was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Missoula County, MT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Missoula County, MT residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.79k people

2.45%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.77k people

As of 2017, 2.45% of Missoula County, MT residents (2.79k 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 Missoula County, MT was 2.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,272 ± 1,601 people

  2. Mexico

    2,817 ± 1,301 people

  3. Philippines

    2,040 ± 1,108 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 4,272 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,817 and Philippines with 2,040.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Missoula County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Missoula County, MT was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    103k ± 42

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.53k ± 469

  3. Two or More Races

    3.11k ± 479

In 2017, there were 29 times more White Alone residents (103k people) in Missoula County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.53k Hispanic or Latino and 3.11k 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 Missoula County, MT 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 Missoula County, MT 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 Missoula County, MT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Missoula County, MT 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

    2,833 ± 359

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,330 ± 293

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    943 ± 239

Missoula County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Missoula County, MT awarded 3,216 degrees. The student population of Missoula County, MT is skewed towards women, with 5,485 male students and 6,934 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Missoula County, MT are White (2,526 and 80.6%), followed by Unknown (201 and 6.42%), Hispanic or Latino (107 and 3.42%), and Two or More Races (101 and 3.22%).

The largest universities in Missoula County, MT by number of degrees awarded are The University of Montana (3,194 and 99.3%) and Modern Beauty School Inc (22 and 0.684%).

The most popular majors in Missoula County, MT are General Business Administration & Management (284 and 8.83%), Physical Therapy (161 and 5.01%), and General Psychology (150 and 4.66%).

The median tuition costs in Missoula County, MT are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,603 and $22,648 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 233 degrees awarded

  2. 132 degrees awarded

  3. 88 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Missoula County, MT was General Business Administration & Management with 233 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,194 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

$4,603

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Missoula County, MT institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Montana with 3,194 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,421

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,795

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,421 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Missoula County, MT, which is 0.792 times less than the 1,795 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Missoula County, MT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,526 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    201 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    107 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Missoula County, MT were to White students. These 2,526 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 201 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Missoula County, MT was $259,600 in 2017, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $243,700 to $259,600, a 6.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Missoula County, MT is 58.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Missoula County, MT have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Missoula County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,412

Median Household Income

± $1,947

48k

Number of Households

± 1,603

In 2017, the median household income of the 48k households in Missoula County, MT grew to $49,412 from the previous year's value of $46,371.

The following chart displays the households in Missoula County, MT 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

$259,600

2017 Median

± $5,590

$243,700

2016 Median

± $3,941

In 2017, the median property value in Missoula County, MT grew to to $259,600 from the previous year's value of $243,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Missoula County, MT 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 Missoula County, MT 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 Missoula County, MT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Missoula County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%

2017 Homeownership

58.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.9% of the housing units in Missoula County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

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

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Missoula County, MT have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Missoula County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.59%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Missoula County, MT was Drove Alone (72.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.59%) and those who Worked At Home (5.92%).

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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