Pinal County, AZ

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Population

430,237

2.79% growth

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$52,788

0.443% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

151,363

2.28% growth

Median Property Value

$179,900

8.18% growth

About

In 2017, Pinal County, AZ had a population of 430k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $52,788. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pinal County, AZ grew from 418,540 to 430,237, a 2.79% increase and its median household income grew from $52,555 to $52,788, a 0.443% increase.

The population of Pinal County, AZ is 56.7% White Alone, 30.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.9% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Pinal County, AZ speak a non-English language, and 94% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pinal County, AZ are Central Arizona College (1,140 degrees awarded in 2016) and Turning Point Beauty College (18 degrees).

The median property value in Pinal County, AZ is $179,900, and the homeownership rate is 74.5%. Most people in Pinal County, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pinal County, AZ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pinal County, AZ employs 151k people. The largest industries in Pinal County, AZ are Retail Trade (20,628 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,412 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (13,069 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,769), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,635), and Information ($52,430).

Median household income in Pinal County, AZ is $52,788. Males in Pinal County, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,801. The income inequality in Pinal County, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,788

2017 value

± $2,041

0.443%

1 Year Growth

± 5.62%

Households in Pinal County, AZ have a median annual income of $52,788, 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 $52,555 in 2016, which represents a 0.443% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,465

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$47,801

Average Female Salary

± $1,063

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 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

    $61,841 ± $4,776

  2. White

    $50,906 ± $930

  3. Alaska Native

    $42,076 ± $20,594

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 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 Pinal County, AZ is from Arizona.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.473

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.923% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona 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 6.04

  2. Census Tract 17.08

  3. Census Tract 2.15

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pinal County, AZ was Census Tract 6.04 with a value of $75,815, followed by Census Tract 17.08 and Census Tract 2.15, with respective values of $73,845 and $73,750.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pinal County, AZ (58.8k out of 379k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    42,434 ± 1,652

  2. Hispanic

    21,310 ± 1,191

  3. Native American

    7,057 ± 689

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pinal County, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

151k

2017 Value

± 7,914

2.28%

1 Year growth

± 7.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pinal County, AZ grew at a rate of 2.28%, from 148k employees to 151k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pinal County, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (24,303 people), Sales & Related Occupations (18,473 people), and Management Occupations (12,766 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pinal County, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pinal County, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (24,303 people), Sales & Related Occupations (18,473 people), and Management Occupations (12,766 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pinal County, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.34 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.22 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pinal County, AZ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($73,885), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,141), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,742).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

151k

2017 Value

± 7,914

2.28%

1 Year growth

± 7.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pinal County, AZ grew at a rate of 2.28%, from 148k employees to 151k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pinal County, AZ, are Retail Trade (20,628 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,412 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (13,069 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pinal County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Pinal County, AZ 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 Pinal County, AZ, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (20,628 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (20,412 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (13,069 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pinal County, AZ has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.11 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.74 times), and Utilities (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pinal County, AZ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,769), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,635), and Information ($52,430).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.7B) and Electronics ($16.4B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

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

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Health

92% of the population of Pinal County, AZ has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 2.59% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Pinal County, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Pinal County, AZ see 5727 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% increase from the previous year (5661 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3195 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1400 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,727 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pinal County, AZ see an average of 5,727 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% increase from the previous year (5,661 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pinal County, AZ 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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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

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

8.01%

Uninsured

38.8%

Employer Coverage

20.5%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

15%

Non-Group

2.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pinal County, AZ grew by 2.1% from 7.85% to 8.01%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pinal County, AZ 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. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

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

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Diversity

Pinal County, AZ is home to a population of 430k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.05% of Pinal County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (38.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pinal County, AZ is composed of 244k White Alone residents (56.7%), 129k Hispanic or Latino residents (30.1%), 16.8k Black or African American Alone residents (3.9%), 16.4k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.81%), 15.7k Two or More Races residents (3.64%), 6.67k Asian Alone residents (1.55%), 1.02k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.237%), and 162 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0377%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pinal County, AZ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pinal County, AZ was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Pinal County, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pinal County, AZ residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

38.9k people

9.38%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

39.3k people

As of 2017, 9.05% of Pinal County, AZ residents (38.9k 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 Pinal County, AZ was 9.38%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    503,579 ± 16,786 people

  2. India

    47,415 ± 5,328 people

  3. Canada

    42,280 ± 5,033 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 503,579 Arizona residents, followed by India with 47,415 and Canada with 42,280.

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Citizenship

94%

2017 Citizenship

94.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94% of Pinal County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pinal County, AZ was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    244k ± 1.11k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    129k ± 5.91k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    16.8k ± 1.82k

In 2017, there were 1.88 times more White Alone residents (244k people) in Pinal County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 129k Hispanic or Latino and 16.8k 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 Pinal County, AZ 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 Pinal County, AZ 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 Pinal County, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pinal County, AZ 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

    13,352 ± 1,779

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,857 ± 1,706

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,890 ± 1,083

Pinal County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pinal County, AZ awarded 1,158 degrees. The student population of Pinal County, AZ is skewed towards women, with 2,117 male students and 3,517 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pinal County, AZ are White (587 and 50.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (311 and 26.9%), Unknown (74 and 6.39%), and Black or African American (56 and 4.84%).

The largest universities in Pinal County, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Central Arizona College (1,140 and 98.4%) and Turning Point Beauty College (18 and 1.55%).

The most popular majors in Pinal County, AZ are General Studies (374 and 32.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (253 and 21.8%), and Registered Nursing (53 and 4.58%).

The median tuition costs in Pinal County, AZ 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. 253 degrees awarded

  2. 53 degrees awarded

  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pinal County, AZ was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 253 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pinal County, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,140 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pinal County, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Arizona College with 1,140 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

426

Degrees Awarded to Men

732

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 426 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pinal County, AZ, which is 0.582 times less than the 732 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pinal County, AZ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    587 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    311 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    74 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pinal County, AZ were to White students. These 587 degrees mean that there were 1.89 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 311 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pinal County, AZ was $179,900 in 2017, which is 0.827 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,300 to $179,900, a 8.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Pinal County, AZ is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pinal County, AZ have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pinal County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,788

Median Household Income

± $2,041

139k

Number of Households

± 6,210

In 2017, the median household income of the 139k households in Pinal County, AZ grew to $52,788 from the previous year's value of $52,555.

The following chart displays the households in Pinal County, AZ 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

$179,900

2017 Median

± $4,459

$166,300

2016 Median

± $5,247

In 2017, the median property value in Pinal County, AZ grew to to $179,900 from the previous year's value of $166,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pinal County, AZ 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 Pinal County, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pinal County, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pinal County, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.5%

2017 Homeownership

76%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.5% of the housing units in Pinal County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76%.

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

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pinal County, AZ have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.26% of the workforce in Pinal County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pinal County, AZ was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (5.74%).

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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