Mount Vernon, NY

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Population

68,671

0.666% growth

Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$54,573

5.18% growth

Poverty Rate

14.8%


Number of Employees

33,801

3.5% growth

Median Property Value

$355,600

0.615% decline

About

In 2017, Mount Vernon, NY had a population of 68.7k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $54,573. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mount Vernon, NY grew from 68,217 to 68,671, a 0.666% increase and its median household income grew from $51,886 to $54,573, a 5.18% increase.

The population of Mount Vernon, NY is 64.3% Black or African American Alone, 16.1% White Alone, and 15.4% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Mount Vernon, NY speak a non-English language, and 86.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mount Vernon, NY are Westchester School of Beauty Culture (50 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Mount Vernon, NY is $355,600, and the homeownership rate is 39.7%. Most people in Mount Vernon, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Mount Vernon, NY is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Mount Vernon, NY employs 33.8k people. The largest industries in Mount Vernon, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,415 people), Retail Trade (3,895 people), and Educational Services (3,511 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,661), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,568), and Educational Services ($52,281).

Median household income in Mount Vernon, NY is $54,573. Males in Mount Vernon, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Mount Vernon, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,573

2017 value

± $3,367

5.18%

1 Year Growth

± 6.79%

Households in Mount Vernon, NY have a median annual income of $54,573, 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 $51,886 in 2016, which represents a 5.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female 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

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mount Vernon, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New York 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 44

  2. Census Tract 43

  3. Census Tract 39

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mount Vernon, NY was Census Tract 44 with a value of $139,353, followed by Census Tract 43 and Census Tract 39, with respective values of $91,667 and $89,390.

The following map shows all of the places in Mount Vernon, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mount Vernon, NY (10k out of 67.9k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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. Black

    6,772 ± 608

  2. Hispanic

    2,383 ± 373

  3. White

    1,981 ± 344

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mount Vernon, NY is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

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

33.8k

2017 Value

± 1,300

3.5%

1 Year growth

± 5.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mount Vernon, NY grew at a rate of 3.5%, from 32.7k employees to 33.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mount Vernon, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,924 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,048 people), and Management Occupations (2,765 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mount Vernon, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mount Vernon, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,924 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,048 people), and Management Occupations (2,765 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mount Vernon, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.86 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.7 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mount Vernon, NY, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($86,875), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($82,567), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,714).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

33.8k

2017 Value

± 1,300

3.5%

1 Year growth

± 5.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mount Vernon, NY grew at a rate of 3.5%, from 32.7k employees to 33.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mount Vernon, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,415 people), Retail Trade (3,895 people), and Educational Services (3,511 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mount Vernon, NY, though some of these residents may live in Mount Vernon, NY 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 Mount Vernon, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,415 people), Retail Trade (3,895 people), and Educational Services (3,511 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mount Vernon, NY has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.8 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.43 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mount Vernon, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,661), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,568), and Educational Services ($52,281).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

90.2% of the population of Mount Vernon, NY has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 21.5% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.404% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Mount Vernon, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Mount Vernon, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1,199 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New York 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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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

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

9.77%

Uninsured

46.1%

Employer Coverage

21.5%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

0.404%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mount Vernon, NY declined by 16.2% from 11.7% to 9.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mount Vernon, NY 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Mount Vernon, NY is home to a population of 68.7k people, from which 86.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Mount Vernon, NY residents were born outside of the country (22.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mount Vernon, NY is composed of 44.2k Black or African American Alone residents (64.3%), 11k White Alone residents (16.1%), 10.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.4%), 1.4k Asian Alone residents (2.04%), 711 Two or More Races residents (1.04%), 568 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.827%), 230 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.335%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mount Vernon, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mount Vernon, NY was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Mount Vernon, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mount Vernon, NY residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    22.7k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Mount Vernon, NY residents (22.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mount Vernon, NY was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

86.1%

2017 Citizenship

85%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86.1% of Mount Vernon, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mount Vernon, NY was 85%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    44.2k ± 1.08k

  2. White Alone

    11k ± 854

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10.5k ± 1.17k

In 2017, there were 4.01 times more Black or African American Alone residents (44.2k people) in Mount Vernon, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k White Alone and 10.5k 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 Mount Vernon, NY 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 Mount Vernon, NY 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 Mount Vernon, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Mount Vernon, NY 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

    615 ± 155

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    243 ± 116

  3. Korea

    176 ± 67

Mount Vernon, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mount Vernon, NY awarded 50 degrees. The student population of Mount Vernon, NY is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 74 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mount Vernon, NY are Black or African American (23 and 47.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17 and 35.4%), White (8 and 16.7%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Mount Vernon, NY by number of degrees awarded are Westchester School of Beauty Culture (50 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mount Vernon, NY are General Cosmetology (50 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Mount Vernon, NY 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. 50 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Mount Vernon, NY was General Cosmetology with 50 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

50 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Mount Vernon, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Westchester School of Beauty Culture with 50 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2

Degrees Awarded to Men

48

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mount Vernon, NY, which is 0.0417 times less than the 48 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    23 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

  3. White

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mount Vernon, NY were to Black or African American students. These 23 degrees mean that there were 1.35 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 17 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mount Vernon, NY was $355,600 in 2017, which is 1.63 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $357,800 to $355,600, a 0.615% decrease. The homeownership rate in Mount Vernon, NY is 39.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mount Vernon, NY have an average commute time of 33.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mount Vernon, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,573

Median Household Income

± $3,367

25.1k

Number of Households

± 1,024

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.1k households in Mount Vernon, NY grew to $54,573 from the previous year's value of $51,886.

The following chart displays the households in Mount Vernon, NY 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

$355,600

2017 Median

± $10,421

$357,800

2016 Median

± $10,718

In 2017, the median property value in Mount Vernon, NY declined from to $355,600 from the previous year's value of $357,800.

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

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Rent vs Own

39.7%

2017 Homeownership

39.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 39.7% of the housing units in Mount Vernon, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 39.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mount Vernon, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mount Vernon, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mount Vernon, NY have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

33.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mount Vernon, NY have a longer commute time (33.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.82% of the workforce in Mount Vernon, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    53%

  2. Public Transit

    30%

  3. Carpooled

    7.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mount Vernon, NY was Drove Alone (53%), followed by those who Public Transit (30%) and those who Carpooled (7.35%).

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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