Montgomery County, IL

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Population

29,173

0.437% decline

Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$47,807

5.83% growth

Poverty Rate

15.6%


Number of Employees

10,750

7.32% growth

Median Property Value

$81,000

1.25% growth

About

In 2017, Montgomery County, IL had a population of 29.2k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $47,807. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Montgomery County, IL declined from 29,301 to 29,173, a -0.437% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,173 to $47,807, a 5.83% increase.

The population of Montgomery County, IL is 90.9% White Alone, 6.02% Black or African American Alone, and 1.72% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Montgomery County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County, IL are Tri-County Beauty Academy (13 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Montgomery County, IL is $81,000, and the homeownership rate is 78%. Most people in Montgomery County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Montgomery County, IL employs 10.8k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,042 people), Retail Trade (1,287 people), and Educational Services (1,082 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,000), Public Administration ($52,656), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,641).

Median household income in Montgomery County, IL is $47,807. Males in Montgomery County, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Montgomery County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,807

2017 value

± $1,721

5.83%

1 Year Growth

± 5.93%

Households in Montgomery County, IL have a median annual income of $47,807, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,173 in 2016, which represents a 5.83% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois 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

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 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 Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montgomery County, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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 9576

  2. Census Tract 9573

  3. Census Tract 9575

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, IL was Census Tract 9576 with a value of $67,396, followed by Census Tract 9573 and Census Tract 9575, with respective values of $51,488 and $51,094.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, IL (3.92k out of 25.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    3,676 ± 312

  2. Two Or More

    138 ± 119

  3. Black

    85 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montgomery County, IL 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

10.8k

2017 Value

± 546

7.32%

1 Year growth

± 7.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montgomery County, IL grew at a rate of 7.32%, from 10k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,483 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,107 people), and Management Occupations (1,010 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,483 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,107 people), and Management Occupations (1,010 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.36 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.95 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, IL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($96,563), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,125), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($67,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.8k

2017 Value

± 546

7.32%

1 Year growth

± 7.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montgomery County, IL grew at a rate of 7.32%, from 10k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,042 people), Retail Trade (1,287 people), and Educational Services (1,082 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery County, IL 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 Montgomery County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,042 people), Retail Trade (1,287 people), and Educational Services (1,082 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.06 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.2 times), and Utilities (2.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montgomery County, IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,000), Public Administration ($52,656), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,641).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

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

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Health

94.2% of the population of Montgomery County, IL has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Montgomery County, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, IL see 2064 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.57% decrease from the previous year (2097 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1524 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1524 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,064 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, IL see an average of 2,064 patients per year. This represents a 1.57% decrease from the previous year (2,097 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, IL 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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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.82%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

19.4%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, IL declined by 0.953% from 5.88% to 5.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery County, IL 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. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

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

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Diversity

Montgomery County, IL is home to a population of 29.2k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.792% of Montgomery County, IL residents were born outside of the country (231 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Montgomery County, IL is composed of 26.5k White Alone residents (90.9%), 1.76k Black or African American Alone residents (6.02%), 502 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.72%), 311 Two or More Races residents (1.07%), 50 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.171%), 34 Asian Alone residents (0.117%), 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0377%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Montgomery County, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Montgomery County, IL 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 50. But people in Montgomery County, IL are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Montgomery County, IL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.792%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

231 people

1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

293 people

As of 2017, 0.792% of Montgomery County, IL residents (231 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 Montgomery County, IL was 1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Montgomery County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, IL was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.5k ± 337

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.76k ± 383

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    502 ± 157

In 2017, there were 15.1 times more White Alone residents (26.5k people) in Montgomery County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.76k Black or African American Alone and 502 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Montgomery County, IL 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 Montgomery County, IL 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 Montgomery County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Montgomery County, IL 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

    842 ± 137

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    269 ± 86

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    263 ± 103

Montgomery County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Montgomery County, IL awarded 13 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, IL is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 11 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, IL are White (12 and 92.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 7.69%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Tri-County Beauty Academy (13 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, IL are General Cosmetology (12 and 92.3%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (1 and 7.69%).

The median tuition costs in Montgomery County, IL 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. 12 degrees awarded

  2. 1 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Montgomery County, IL was General Cosmetology with 12 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Montgomery County, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

13 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Montgomery County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tri-County Beauty Academy with 13 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

13

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County, IL, which is 0 times less than the 13 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

    12 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Montgomery County, IL were to White students. These 12 degrees mean that there were 12 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, IL was $81,000 in 2017, which is 0.372 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,000 to $81,000, a 1.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, IL is 78%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Montgomery County, IL have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Montgomery County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,807

Median Household Income

± $1,721

11.2k

Number of Households

± 549

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.2k households in Montgomery County, IL grew to $47,807 from the previous year's value of $45,173.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, IL 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

$81,000

2017 Median

± $4,299

$80,000

2016 Median

± $2,913

In 2017, the median property value in Montgomery County, IL grew to to $81,000 from the previous year's value of $80,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Montgomery County, IL 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 Montgomery County, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78%

2017 Homeownership

77.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78% of the housing units in Montgomery County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, IL have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.06% of the workforce in Montgomery County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88%

  2. Carpooled

    4.87%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Montgomery County, IL was Drove Alone (88%), followed by those who Carpooled (4.87%) and those who Worked At Home (4.25%).

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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