Pocahontas, AR

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Population

6,459

0.17% decline

Median Age

37.6


Median Household Income

$34,812

1.65% growth

Poverty Rate

24%


Number of Employees

2,385

8.2% decline

Median Property Value

$77,100

3.77% growth

About

In 2017, Pocahontas, AR had a population of 6.46k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $34,812. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pocahontas, AR declined from 6,470 to 6,459, a -0.17% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,248 to $34,812, a 1.65% increase.

The population of Pocahontas, AR is 94% White Alone, 2.01% Black or African American Alone, and 1.9% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Pocahontas, AR speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pocahontas, AR are Black River Technical College (679 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Pocahontas, AR is $77,100, and the homeownership rate is 57.7%. Most people in Pocahontas, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Pocahontas, AR is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pocahontas, AR employs 2.39k people. The largest industries in Pocahontas, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (647 people), Manufacturing (369 people), and Educational Services (231 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,726), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,655), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($37,557).

Median household income in Pocahontas, AR is $34,812. Males in Pocahontas, AR have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in Pocahontas, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,812

2017 value

± $2,307

1.65%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Pocahontas, AR have a median annual income of $34,812, 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 $34,248 in 2016, which represents a 1.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721

Average Male Salary

± $1,816

$38,953

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.38 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

    $55,861 ± $11,571

  2. White

    $43,596 ± $1,206

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,912 ± $29,718

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 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 Pocahontas, AR is from Arkansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0272% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas 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 9602

  2. Census Tract 9603.01

  3. Census Tract 9603.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pocahontas, AR was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $42,328, followed by Census Tract 9603.01 and Census Tract 9603.02, with respective values of $39,625 and $27,928.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pocahontas, AR (1.49k out of 6.19k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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

    1,424 ± 252

  2. Black

    39 ± 83

  3. Hispanic

    36 ± 79

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pocahontas, AR is White, followed by Black 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

2.39k

2017 Value

± 292

-8.2%

1 Year decline

± 18.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pocahontas, AR declined at a rate of -8.2%, from 2.6k employees to 2.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pocahontas, AR, are Production Occupations (261 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (236 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (206 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pocahontas, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pocahontas, AR, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (261 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (236 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (206 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pocahontas, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.72 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (3.12 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pocahontas, AR, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($41,971), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($41,971), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($41,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.39k

2017 Value

± 292

-8.2%

1 Year decline

± 18.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pocahontas, AR declined at a rate of -8.2%, from 2.6k employees to 2.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pocahontas, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (647 people), Manufacturing (369 people), and Educational Services (231 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pocahontas, AR, though some of these residents may live in Pocahontas, AR 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 Pocahontas, AR, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (647 people), Manufacturing (369 people), and Educational Services (231 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Pocahontas, AR has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.3 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.25 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pocahontas, AR, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,726), Transportation & Warehousing ($45,655), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($37,557).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.5B

  2. $17.5B

  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood ($17.5B) and Mixed freight ($8.54B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$150B

2015 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

52.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% to $228B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.4B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $7.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $12.4B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Missouri and $7.98B.

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

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Health

89.5% of the population of Pocahontas, AR has health coverage, with 27.7% on employee plans, 32.8% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 2.97% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Pocahontas, AR was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Pocahontas, AR see 1522 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,522 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1,531 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,906

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,108

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,479

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

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

10.5%

Uninsured

27.7%

Employer Coverage

32.8%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

2.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pocahontas, AR declined by 22.3% from 13.5% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pocahontas, AR 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. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17.1% prevalence

  3. 16.6% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 17.2%.

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

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Diversity

Pocahontas, AR is home to a population of 6.46k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Pocahontas, AR residents were born outside of the country (117 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pocahontas, AR is composed of 6.07k White Alone residents (94%), 130 Black or African American Alone residents (2.01%), 123 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.9%), 113 Two or More Races residents (1.75%), 23 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.356%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pocahontas, AR are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 6

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pocahontas, AR was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Pocahontas, AR are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Pocahontas, AR residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    117 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Pocahontas, AR residents (117 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 Pocahontas, AR was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    62,950 ± 6,094 people

  2. El Salvador

    12,524 ± 2,742 people

  3. India

    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Pocahontas, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pocahontas, AR was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.07k ± 114

  2. Black or African American Alone

    130 ± 35

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    123 ± 79.1

In 2017, there were 46.7 times more White Alone residents (6.07k people) in Pocahontas, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 130 Black or African American Alone and 123 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 Pocahontas, AR 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 Pocahontas, AR 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 Pocahontas, AR was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pocahontas, AR 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

    232 ± 67

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    115 ± 73

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    69 ± 50

Pocahontas, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pocahontas, AR awarded 679 degrees. The student population of Pocahontas, AR is skewed towards women, with 585 male students and 984 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pocahontas, AR are White (646 and 95.1%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 2.8%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 0.884%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (4 and 0.589%).

The largest universities in Pocahontas, AR by number of degrees awarded are Black River Technical College (679 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pocahontas, AR are Criminal Justice - Police Science (115 and 16.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (103 and 15.2%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (80 and 11.8%).

The median tuition costs in Pocahontas, AR 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pocahontas, AR was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 108 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Pocahontas, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

679 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pocahontas, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was Black River Technical College with 679 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

281

Degrees Awarded to Men

398

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 281 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pocahontas, AR, which is 0.706 times less than the 398 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Pocahontas, AR by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    646 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pocahontas, AR were to White students. These 646 degrees mean that there were 34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pocahontas, AR was $77,100 in 2017, which is 0.354 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $74,300 to $77,100, a 3.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Pocahontas, AR is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pocahontas, AR have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pocahontas, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,812

Median Household Income

± $2,307

2.77k

Number of Households

± 306

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.77k households in Pocahontas, AR grew to $34,812 from the previous year's value of $34,248.

The following chart displays the households in Pocahontas, AR 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$77,100

2017 Median

± $3,879

$74,300

2016 Median

± $7,105

In 2017, the median property value in Pocahontas, AR grew to to $77,100 from the previous year's value of $74,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pocahontas, AR 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 Pocahontas, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pocahontas, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pocahontas, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.7%

2017 Homeownership

58%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.7% of the housing units in Pocahontas, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58%.

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

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pocahontas, AR have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.22% of the workforce in Pocahontas, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    13.3%

  3. Walked

    4.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pocahontas, AR was Drove Alone (79.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.3%) and those who Walked (4.35%).

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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