Morgan County, IL

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Population

34,442

1.03% decline

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$49,353

3.34% growth

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Number of Employees

15,777

0.486% decline

Median Property Value

$103,400

4.13% growth

About

In 2017, Morgan County, IL had a population of 34.4k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $49,353. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Morgan County, IL declined from 34,801 to 34,442, a -1.03% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,760 to $49,353, a 3.34% increase.

The population of Morgan County, IL is 89% White Alone, 6.11% Black or African American Alone, and 2.33% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Morgan County, IL speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Morgan County, IL are Illinois College (281 degrees awarded in 2016), MacMurray College (165 degrees), and Mr John's School of Cosmetology & Nails-Jacksonville (14 degrees).

The median property value in Morgan County, IL is $103,400, and the homeownership rate is 68.9%. Most people in Morgan County, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Morgan County, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Morgan County, IL employs 15.8k people. The largest industries in Morgan County, IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,529 people), Educational Services (1,878 people), and Retail Trade (1,875 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($59,911), Utilities ($52,727), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,250).

Median household income in Morgan County, IL is $49,353. Males in Morgan 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 Morgan County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,353

2017 value

± $2,807

3.34%

1 Year Growth

± 7.75%

Households in Morgan County, IL have a median annual income of $49,353, 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 $47,760 in 2016, which represents a 3.34% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morgan 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 9522

  2. Census Tract 9515

  3. Census Tract 9519

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morgan County, IL was Census Tract 9522 with a value of $70,275, followed by Census Tract 9515 and Census Tract 9519, with respective values of $65,395 and $59,758.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morgan County, IL (4.61k out of 30.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    3,930 ± 348

  2. Black

    399 ± 175

  3. Two Or More

    181 ± 157

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morgan County, IL is White, followed by Black 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

15.8k

2017 Value

± 691

-0.486%

1 Year decline

± 6.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morgan County, IL declined at a rate of -0.486%, from 15.9k employees to 15.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morgan County, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,401 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,687 people), and Management Occupations (1,635 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morgan County, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morgan County, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,401 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,687 people), and Management Occupations (1,635 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.69 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.65 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morgan County, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,684), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,670), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($69,327).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.8k

2017 Value

± 691

-0.486%

1 Year decline

± 6.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Morgan County, IL declined at a rate of -0.486%, from 15.9k employees to 15.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morgan County, IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,529 people), Educational Services (1,878 people), and Retail Trade (1,875 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morgan County, IL, though some of these residents may live in Morgan 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 Morgan County, IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,529 people), Educational Services (1,878 people), and Retail Trade (1,875 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Morgan County, IL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.18 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.56 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morgan County, IL, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($59,911), Utilities ($52,727), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,250).

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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

94.6% of the population of Morgan County, IL has health coverage, with 47.7% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 0.932% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, IL see 2049 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.14% decrease from the previous year (2183 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2285 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1182 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

2,049 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Morgan County, IL see an average of 2,049 patients per year. This represents a 6.14% decrease from the previous year (2,183 patients).

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

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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

5.37%

Uninsured

47.7%

Employer Coverage

17.2%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

0.932%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morgan County, IL declined by 22.3% from 6.91% to 5.37%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Morgan 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

Morgan County, IL is home to a population of 34.4k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.09% of Morgan County, IL residents were born outside of the country (719 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Morgan County, IL is composed of 30.7k White Alone residents (89%), 2.11k Black or African American Alone residents (6.11%), 803 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.33%), 558 Two or More Races residents (1.62%), 236 Asian Alone residents (0.685%), 77 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.224%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00871%), and 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0029%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

24

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Morgan County, IL was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 24. But people in Morgan County, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Morgan County, IL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

719 people

2.08%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

723 people

As of 2017, 2.09% of Morgan County, IL residents (719 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 Morgan County, IL was 2.08%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Morgan County, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Morgan County, IL was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.7k ± 4

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.11k ± 168

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    803 ± 121

In 2017, there were 14.6 times more White Alone residents (30.7k people) in Morgan County, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.11k Black or African American Alone and 803 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan County, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Morgan 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

    989 ± 142

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    374 ± 140

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    309 ± 104

Morgan County, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Morgan County, IL awarded 460 degrees. The student population of Morgan County, IL is skewed towards women, with 729 male students and 801 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Morgan County, IL are White (357 and 79.3%), followed by Black or African American (43 and 9.56%), Hispanic or Latino (41 and 9.11%), and Two or More Races (6 and 1.33%).

The largest universities in Morgan County, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois College (281 and 61.1%), MacMurray College (165 and 35.9%), and Mr John's School of Cosmetology & Nails-Jacksonville (14 and 3.04%).

The most popular majors in Morgan County, IL are General Biological Sciences (59 and 12.8%), General Psychology (35 and 7.61%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (33 and 7.17%).

The median tuition costs in Morgan County, IL are $27,750 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. 33 degrees awarded

  2. 59 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Morgan County, IL was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 33 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 281 degrees awarded

  2. 165 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$27,750

Median Private

In 2016, the Morgan County, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois College with 281 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

211

Degrees Awarded to Men

249

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 211 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Morgan County, IL, which is 0.847 times less than the 249 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

    357 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    43 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Morgan County, IL were to White students. These 357 degrees mean that there were 8.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 43 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morgan County, IL was $103,400 in 2017, which is 0.475 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,300 to $103,400, a 4.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Morgan County, IL is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morgan County, IL have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morgan 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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$49,353

Median Household Income

± $2,807

13.9k

Number of Households

± 673

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.9k households in Morgan County, IL grew to $49,353 from the previous year's value of $47,760.

The following chart displays the households in Morgan 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

$103,400

2017 Median

± $4,829

$99,300

2016 Median

± $3,526

In 2017, the median property value in Morgan County, IL grew to to $103,400 from the previous year's value of $99,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.9%

2017 Homeownership

69.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.9% of the housing units in Morgan County, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.7%.

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

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morgan County, IL have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Morgan County, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.41%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Morgan County, IL was Drove Alone (82.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.41%) and those who Worked At Home (3.83%).

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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