Richmond County, NY

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Population

479,458

0.723% growth

Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$79,201

2.6% growth

Poverty Rate

12.9%


Number of Employees

219,133

4.25% growth

Median Property Value

$501,300

5.07% growth

About

In 2017, Richmond County, NY had a population of 479k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $79,201. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Richmond County, NY grew from 476,015 to 479,458, a 0.723% increase and its median household income grew from $77,197 to $79,201, a 2.6% increase.

The population of Richmond County, NY is 60.7% White Alone, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American Alone. 30.6% of the people in Richmond County, NY speak a non-English language, and 91.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Richmond County, NY are College of Staten Island CUNY (2,488 degrees awarded in 2016), Wagner College (614 degrees), and St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island (208 degrees).

The median property value in Richmond County, NY is $501,300, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Richmond County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 44.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Richmond County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Richmond County, NY employs 219k people. The largest industries in Richmond County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,622 people), Educational Services (25,449 people), and Retail Trade (19,479 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($83,662), Finance & Insurance ($81,256), and Utilities ($80,791).

Median household income in Richmond County, NY is $79,201. Males in Richmond County, NY have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,672. The income inequality in Richmond County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,201

2017 value

± $2,788

2.6%

1 Year Growth

± 6.6%

Households in Richmond County, NY have a median annual income of $79,201, 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 $77,197 in 2016, which represents a 2.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,168

$60,672

Average Female Salary

± $854

In 2017, full-time male employees in Richmond County, NY made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Richmond County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $67,169 ± $870

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $62,618 ± $15,800

  3. Asian

    $62,444 ± $2,225

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Richmond County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Richmond County, NY is from New York.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.499

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.375% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 121

  2. Census Tract 177

  3. Census Tract 132.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Richmond County, NY was Census Tract 121 with a value of $111,629, followed by Census Tract 177 and Census Tract 132.01, with respective values of $104,458 and $103,889.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Richmond County, NY (60.7k out of 470k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    33,934 ± 1,433

  2. Hispanic

    20,297 ± 1,054

  3. Black

    12,619 ± 901

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Richmond County, NY 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

219k

2017 Value

± 8,130

4.25%

1 Year growth

± 4.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richmond County, NY grew at a rate of 4.25%, from 210k employees to 219k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Richmond County, NY, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (12,979 people), Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (6,825 people), and Law Enforcement Workers (6,086 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Richmond County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Richmond County, NY, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (12,979 people), Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (6,825 people), and Law Enforcement Workers (6,086 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Richmond County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other (5.7 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention Workers (4.05 times), and Law Enforcement Workers (3.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Richmond County, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($101,903), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($101,562), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($101,091).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

219k

2017 Value

± 8,130

4.25%

1 Year growth

± 4.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Richmond County, NY grew at a rate of 4.25%, from 210k employees to 219k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Richmond County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,622 people), Educational Services (25,449 people), and Retail Trade (19,479 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Richmond County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Richmond County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Richmond County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,622 people), Educational Services (25,449 people), and Retail Trade (19,479 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Richmond County, NY has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.56 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.46 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Richmond County, NY, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($83,662), Finance & Insurance ($81,256), and Utilities ($80,791).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

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

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

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

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

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

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

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Health

96.3% of the population of Richmond County, NY has health coverage, with 57.3% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 8.86% on non-group plans, and 0.235% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Richmond County, NY see 1032 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.82% decrease from the previous year (1073 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1521 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 493 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1032 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Richmond County, NY see an average of 1032 patients per year. This represents a 3.82% decrease from the previous year (1073 patients).

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

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.74%

Uninsured

57.3%

Employer Coverage

17.3%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

8.86%

Non-Group

0.235%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Richmond County, NY declined by 16.8% from 4.5% to 3.74%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Richmond County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

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

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

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Diversity

Richmond County, NY is home to a population of 479k people, from which 91.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.1% of Richmond County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Richmond County, NY is composed of 291k White Alone residents (60.7%), 89.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (18.6%), 45.9k Black or African American Alone residents (9.57%), 45.6k Asian Alone residents (9.51%), 6.51k Two or More Races residents (1.36%), 604 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.126%), 576 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.12%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Richmond County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (46,850 speakers), Russian (12,487 speakers), and Italian (11,950 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Richmond County, NY was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Richmond County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Richmond County, NY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 22.1% of Richmond County, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Richmond County, NY was 21.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    527,485 ± 17,593 people

  2. China

    441,157 ± 16,125 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,203 ± 11,935 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Richmond County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 527,485 Richmond County, NY residents, followed by China with 441,157 and Jamaica with 239,203.

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Citizenship

91.5%

2017 Citizenship

92.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.5% of Richmond County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Richmond County, NY was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    291k ± 555

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    89.1k ± 7.23k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    45.9k ± 2.18k

In 2017, there were 3.27 times more White Alone residents (291k people) in Richmond County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89.1k Hispanic or Latino and 45.9k 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 Richmond County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    46,850 speakers (10.5%)

  2. Russian

    12,487 speakers (2.79%)

  3. Italian

    11,950 speakers (2.67%)

30.6% of Richmond County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Richmond County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 10.5% of the overall population of Richmond County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.79% speak Russian and 2.67% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,290 ± 1,024

  2. Korea

    1,789 ± 633

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,568 ± 817

Richmond County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Richmond County, NY awarded 3,429 degrees. The student population of Richmond County, NY is skewed towards women, with 6,687 male students and 9,740 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Richmond County, NY are White (2,090 and 62.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (552 and 16.5%), Black or African American (305 and 9.14%), and Asian (281 and 8.42%).

The largest universities in Richmond County, NY by number of degrees awarded are College of Staten Island CUNY (2,488 and 72.6%), Wagner College (614 and 17.9%), and St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island (208 and 6.07%).

The most popular majors in Richmond County, NY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (493 and 14.4%), Registered Nursing (465 and 13.6%), and General Psychology (319 and 9.3%).

The median tuition costs in Richmond County, NY are $43,500 for private four year colleges, and $6,330 and $13,440 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 319 degrees awarded

  2. 246 degrees awarded

  3. 179 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Richmond County, NY was General Psychology with 319 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Richmond County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,488 degrees awarded

  2. 614 degrees awarded

  3. 208 degrees awarded

$6,330

Median In-State Public

$43,500

Median Private

In 2016, the Richmond County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Staten Island CUNY with 2,488 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,102

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,327

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,102 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Richmond County, NY, which is 0.474 times less than the 2,327 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

    2,090 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    552 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    305 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Richmond County, NY were to White students. These 2,090 degrees mean that there were 3.79 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 552 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Richmond County, NY was $501,300 in 2017, which is 2.3 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $477,100 to $501,300, a 5.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Richmond County, NY is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Richmond County, NY have an average commute time of 44.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Richmond County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$79,201

Median Household Income

± $2,788

166k

Number of Households

± 6,663

In 2017, the median household income of the 166k households in Richmond County, NY grew to $79,201 from the previous year's value of $77,197.

The following chart displays the households in Richmond County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $150k - $200k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$501,300

2017 Median

± $13,279

$477,100

2016 Median

± $7,609

In 2017, the median property value in Richmond County, NY grew to to $501,300 from the previous year's value of $477,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Richmond County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Richmond County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Richmond County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Richmond County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

70.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Richmond County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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

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Commute Time

44.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Richmond County, NY have a longer commute time (44.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 15.8% of the workforce in Richmond County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    55.1%

  2. Public Transit

    28.9%

  3. Carpooled

    9.19%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Richmond County, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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