Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA

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Population

180,305

1.07% growth

Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$46,084

7.22% growth

Poverty Rate

16.7%


Number of Employees

72,002

3.64% growth

Median Property Value

$139,100

5.94% growth

About

In 2017, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA had a population of 180k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $46,084. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA grew from 178,402 to 180,305, a 1.07% increase and its median household income grew from $42,981 to $46,084, a 7.22% increase.

The population of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA is 85.4% White Alone, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.66% Black or African American Alone. 10.1% of the people in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA is $139,100, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA employs 72k people. The largest industries in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA are Carpet & rug mills (8,741 people), Construction (5,687 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,373 people), and the highest paying industries are Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($141,742), Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing ($107,385), and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($97,544).

Median household income in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA is $46,084. Males in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,802. The income inequality in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.411, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,084

2017 value

± $1,394

7.22%

1 Year Growth

± 4.48%

Households in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA have a median annual income of $46,084, 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 $42,981 in 2016, which represents a 7.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$45,898

Average Male Salary

± $5,465

$37,802

Average Female Salary

± $5,590

In 2017, full-time male employees in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA made 1.21 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $38,533 ± $3,768

  2. Asian

    $32,232 ± $25,613

  3. Two or More Races

    $26,993 ± $15,504

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.411

2017 Wage GINI

0.423

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was 0.411 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.9% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was Cobb County (Northeast) PUMA, GA with a value of $115,733, followed by Fulton County (Northeast)Johns Creek City PUMA, GA and Forsyth County PUMA, GA, with respective values of $112,433 and $102,084.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA (29.8k out of 178k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    26,709 ± 1,234

  2. Hispanic

    5,776 ± 620

  3. Black

    1,081 ± 249

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA is White, followed by Hispanic 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

72k

2017 Value

3.64%

1 Year growth

± 3.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA grew at a rate of 3.64%, from 69.5k employees to 72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,288 people), Retail salespersons (1,944 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,868 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,288 people), Retail salespersons (1,944 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,868 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders (142 times higher than expected), Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders (88.8 times), and Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers (57.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($257,412), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($160,465), and Medical & health services managers ($115,135).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

72k

2017 Value

3.64%

1 Year growth

± 3.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA grew at a rate of 3.64%, from 69.5k employees to 72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, are Carpet & rug mills (8,741 people), Construction (5,687 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,373 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, though some of these residents may live in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA 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 Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, by number of employees, are Carpet & rug mills (8,741 people), Construction (5,687 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (4,373 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA has an unusually high number of Carpet & rug mills (338 times higher than expected), Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (65.9 times), and Fabric mills, except knitting mills (15.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, by average salary, are Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($141,742), Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing ($107,385), and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services ($97,544).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

N/A% of the population of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

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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%).

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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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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA is home to a population of 180k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA is composed of 154k White Alone residents (85.4%), 19.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.7%), 2.99k Black or African American Alone residents (1.66%), 2.52k Two or More Races residents (1.4%), 1.19k Asian Alone residents (0.661%), 304 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.169%), 111 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0616%), and 47 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0261%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA are Spanish (15,479 speakers), Vietnamese (414 speakers), and German (225 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

6.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.9k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was 6.65%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    6,645 ± 1,964 people

  2. Guatemala

    1,786 ± 1,032 people

  3. Vietnam

    315 ± 435 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 6,645 Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA residents, followed by Guatemala with 1,786 and Vietnam with 315.

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Citizenship

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

95.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.6% of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    154k ± 328

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    19.2k ± 1.48k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.99k ± 247

In 2017, there were 8.02 times more White Alone residents (154k people) in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.2k Hispanic or Latino and 2.99k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    15,479 speakers (9.09%)

  2. Vietnamese

    414 speakers (0.243%)

  3. German

    225 speakers (0.132%)

10.1% of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was Spanish. 9.09% of the overall population of Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA are native Spanish speakers. 0.243% speak Vietnamese and 0.132% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,413 ± 409

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,392 ± 286

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,188 ± 329

Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was $139,100 in 2017, which is 0.639 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $131,300 to $139,100, a 5.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,084

Median Household Income

± $1,394

67.2k

Number of Households

± 1,912

In 2017, the median household income of the 67.2k households in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA grew to $46,084 from the previous year's value of $42,981.

The following chart displays the households in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA 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

$139,100

2017 Median

± $4,914

$131,300

2016 Median

± $4,505

In 2017, the median property value in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA grew to to $139,100 from the previous year's value of $131,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA 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 Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

70.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA 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 Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA have a longer commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.97% of the workforce in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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