Pike Creek Valley, DE

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Population

10,823

7.4% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$72,500

0.432% growth

Poverty Rate

8.17%


Number of Employees

6,143

0.903% growth

Median Property Value

$254,800

4.21% growth

About

In 2017, Pike Creek Valley, DE had a population of 10.8k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $72,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pike Creek Valley, DE grew from 10,077 to 10,823, a 7.4% increase and its median household income grew from $72,188 to $72,500, a 0.432% increase.

The population of Pike Creek Valley, DE is 73% White Alone, 12.2% Black or African American Alone, and 6.43% Hispanic or Latino. 13% of the people in Pike Creek Valley, DE speak a non-English language, and 93.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pike Creek Valley, DE are Goldey-Beacom College (643 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Pike Creek Valley, DE is $254,800, and the homeownership rate is 58.4%. Most people in Pike Creek Valley, DE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pike Creek Valley, DE is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Pike Creek Valley, DE employs 6.14k people. The largest industries in Pike Creek Valley, DE are Health Care & Social Assistance (956 people), Educational Services (826 people), and Finance & Insurance (681 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($61,021), Public Administration ($60,292), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,042).

Median household income in Pike Creek Valley, DE is $72,500. Males in Pike Creek Valley, DE have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,179. The income inequality in Pike Creek Valley, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,500

2017 value

± $12,711

0.432%

1 Year Growth

± 22.6%

Households in Pike Creek Valley, DE have a median annual income of $72,500, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $72,188 in 2016, which represents a 0.432% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,884

Average Male Salary

± $3,695

$52,179

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pike Creek Valley, DE made 1.26 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. Asian

    $68,064 ± $11,800

  2. White

    $53,447 ± $2,550

  3. Black

    $42,061 ± $3,431

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pike Creek Valley, DE workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.27 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 Pike Creek Valley, DE is from Delaware.

0.454

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.5% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 136.12

  2. Census Tract 136.13

  3. Census Tract 136.11

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pike Creek Valley, DE was Census Tract 136.12 with a value of $116,614, followed by Census Tract 136.13 and Census Tract 136.11, with respective values of $92,051 and $82,644.

The following map shows all of the places in Pike Creek Valley, DE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pike Creek Valley, DE (863 out of 10.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower 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 < 5.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    624 ± 235

  2. Two Or More

    147 ± 189

  3. Hispanic

    119 ± 158

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pike Creek Valley, DE is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

6.14k

2017 Value

± 630

0.903%

1 Year growth

± 14.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pike Creek Valley, DE grew at a rate of 0.903%, from 6.09k employees to 6.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pike Creek Valley, DE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,118 people), Management Occupations (655 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (566 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pike Creek Valley, DE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pike Creek Valley, DE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,118 people), Management Occupations (655 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (566 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pike Creek Valley, DE has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.23 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.76 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pike Creek Valley, DE, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($85,452), Management Occupations ($79,208), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,764).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.14k

2017 Value

± 630

0.903%

1 Year growth

± 14.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pike Creek Valley, DE grew at a rate of 0.903%, from 6.09k employees to 6.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pike Creek Valley, DE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (956 people), Educational Services (826 people), and Finance & Insurance (681 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pike Creek Valley, DE, though some of these residents may live in Pike Creek Valley, DE 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 Pike Creek Valley, DE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (956 people), Educational Services (826 people), and Finance & Insurance (681 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pike Creek Valley, DE has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.37 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.45 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pike Creek Valley, DE, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($61,021), Public Administration ($60,292), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,042).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.1B

  2. $5.16B

  3. $5.09B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $12.1B, followed by Basic chemicals with $5.16B and Gasoline and $5.09B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$45.8B

2015 Value

$80.6B

Projected 2045 Value

75.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Delaware trade was $45.8B. This is expected to increase 75.9% to $80.6B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.19B

  2. $4.06B

  3. $3.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $5.19B, followed by Ohio with $4.06B and Pennsylvania and $3.03B.

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

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Health

96.2% of the population of Pike Creek Valley, DE has health coverage, with 63.7% on employee plans, 7.3% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.186% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Pike Creek Valley, DE was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

Primary care physicians in Pike Creek Valley, DE see 1403 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1382 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2074 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 433 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1403 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Delaware see an average of 1403 patients per year. This represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (1382 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

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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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$10,254

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,806

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,921

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,460

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Delaware (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5%, from $9,766 to $10,254.

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

3.78%

Uninsured

63.7%

Employer Coverage

7.3%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

0.186%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pike Creek Valley, DE declined by 45.2% from 6.9% to 3.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pike Creek Valley, DE 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. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.5% prevalence

  3. 9.8% prevalence

Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Delaware, at 13.7%.

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Diversity

Pike Creek Valley, DE is home to a population of 10.8k people, from which 93.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.5% of Pike Creek Valley, DE residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pike Creek Valley, DE is composed of 7.91k White Alone residents (73%), 1.32k Black or African American Alone residents (12.2%), 696 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.43%), 568 Asian Alone residents (5.25%), 314 Two or More Races residents (2.9%), 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.139%), 5 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0462%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pike Creek Valley, DE are Spanish or Spanish Creole (604 speakers), Chinese (183 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (129 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pike Creek Valley, DE was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Pike Creek Valley, DE are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Pike Creek Valley, DE residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10.5% of Pike Creek Valley, DE residents 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 Pike Creek Valley, DE was 10.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    16,081 ± 3,087 people

  2. India

    11,282 ± 2,592 people

  3. China

    5,479 ± 1,812 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pike Creek Valley, DE was Mexico, the natal country of 16,081 Pike Creek Valley, DE residents, followed by India with 11,282 and China with 5,479.

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Citizenship

93.7%

2017 Citizenship

94.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.7% of Pike Creek Valley, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pike Creek Valley, DE was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.91k ± 686

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.32k ± 522

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    696 ± 340

In 2017, there were 5.99 times more White Alone residents (7.91k people) in Pike Creek Valley, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k Black or African American Alone and 696 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 Pike Creek Valley, DE as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    604 speakers (5.85%)

  2. Chinese

    183 speakers (1.77%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    129 speakers (1.25%)

13% of Pike Creek Valley, DE citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Pike Creek Valley, DE was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.85% of the overall population of Pike Creek Valley, DE are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.77% speak Chinese and 1.25% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    173 ± 92

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    91 ± 62

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    57 ± 67

Pike Creek Valley, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pike Creek Valley, DE awarded 643 degrees. The student population of Pike Creek Valley, DE is skewed towards women, with 951 male students and 1,112 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pike Creek Valley, DE are White (139 and 61.5%), followed by Black or African American (47 and 20.8%), Asian (23 and 10.2%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 3.98%).

The largest universities in Pike Creek Valley, DE by number of degrees awarded are Goldey-Beacom College (643 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pike Creek Valley, DE are General Computer & Information Sciences (213 and 33.1%), General Business Administration & Management (154 and 24%), and General Finance (85 and 13.2%).

The median tuition costs in Pike Creek Valley, DE are $23,400 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. 206 degrees awarded

  2. 90 degrees awarded

  3. 77 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Pike Creek Valley, DE was General Computer & Information Sciences with 206 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Pike Creek Valley, DE according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

643 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,400

Median Private

In 2016, the Pike Creek Valley, DE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Goldey-Beacom College with 643 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

381

Degrees Awarded to Men

262

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 381 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pike Creek Valley, DE, which is 1.45 times more than the 262 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

    139 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    47 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    23 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pike Creek Valley, DE were to White students. These 139 degrees mean that there were 2.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 47 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pike Creek Valley, DE was $254,800 in 2017, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $244,500 to $254,800, a 4.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Pike Creek Valley, DE is 58.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pike Creek Valley, DE have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pike Creek Valley, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$72,500

Median Household Income

± $12,711

4.63k

Number of Households

± 486

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.63k households in Pike Creek Valley, DE grew to $72,500 from the previous year's value of $72,188.

The following chart displays the households in Pike Creek Valley, DE 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

$254,800

2017 Median

± $12,857

$244,500

2016 Median

± $10,528

In 2017, the median property value in Pike Creek Valley, DE grew to to $254,800 from the previous year's value of $244,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pike Creek Valley, DE 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 Pike Creek Valley, DE the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pike Creek Valley, DE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pike Creek Valley, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

58.4%

2017 Homeownership

62%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.4% of the housing units in Pike Creek Valley, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62%.

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

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pike Creek Valley, DE have a longer commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Pike Creek Valley, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.3%

  2. Carpooled

    4.64%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pike Creek Valley, DE was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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