Roscommon County, MI

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Population

23,934

0.142% growth

Median Age

55.3


Median Household Income

$37,834

5.21% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

7,657

0.157% growth

Median Property Value

$94,000

1.73% growth

About

In 2017, Roscommon County, MI had a population of 23.9k people with a median age of 55.3 and a median household income of $37,834. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Roscommon County, MI grew from 23,900 to 23,934, a 0.142% increase and its median household income grew from $35,959 to $37,834, a 5.21% increase.

The population of Roscommon County, MI is 95.3% White Alone, 1.67% Two or More Races, and 1.63% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Roscommon County, MI speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roscommon County, MI are Kirtland Community College (400 degrees awarded in 2016) and Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology (9 degrees).

The median property value in Roscommon County, MI is $94,000, and the homeownership rate is 81.5%. Most people in Roscommon County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Roscommon County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Roscommon County, MI employs 7.66k people. The largest industries in Roscommon County, MI are Retail Trade (1,372 people), Accommodation & Food Services (827 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (787 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,417), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,469), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,188).

Median household income in Roscommon County, MI is $37,834. Males in Roscommon County, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Roscommon County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,834

2017 value

± $1,505

5.21%

1 Year Growth

± 5.9%

Households in Roscommon County, MI have a median annual income of $37,834, 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 $35,959 in 2016, which represents a 5.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan 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. Asian

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 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 Roscommon County, MI is from Michigan.

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan 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 9705

  2. Census Tract 9704

  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Roscommon County, MI was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $54,205, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $48,722 and $42,778.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roscommon County, MI (4.68k out of 23.6k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    4,347 ± 308

  2. Two Or More

    160 ± 109

  3. Native American

    126 ± 98

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Roscommon County, MI is White, followed by Two Or More 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

7.66k

2017 Value

± 433

0.157%

1 Year growth

± 7.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Roscommon County, MI grew at a rate of 0.157%, from 7.65k employees to 7.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roscommon County, MI, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,101 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,075 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (619 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roscommon County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Roscommon County, MI, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,101 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,075 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (619 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Roscommon County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.47 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.46 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Roscommon County, MI, by median earnings, are Community & Social Service Occupations ($72,649), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,125), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.66k

2017 Value

± 433

0.157%

1 Year growth

± 7.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Roscommon County, MI grew at a rate of 0.157%, from 7.65k employees to 7.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roscommon County, MI, are Retail Trade (1,372 people), Accommodation & Food Services (827 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (787 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Roscommon County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Roscommon County, MI 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 Roscommon County, MI, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,372 people), Accommodation & Food Services (827 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (787 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Roscommon County, MI has an unusually high number of Retail Trade (1.57 times higher than expected), Construction (1.47 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Roscommon County, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,417), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,469), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,188).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight ($35.4B) and Machinery ($31.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.1B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

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

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Health

91% of the population of Roscommon County, MI has health coverage, with 27.9% on employee plans, 23% on Medicaid, 23.7% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Roscommon County, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Roscommon County, MI see 3983 patients per year on average, which represents a 33% increase from the previous year (2994 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2155 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1481 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,983 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Roscommon County, MI see an average of 3,983 patients per year. This represents a 33% increase from the previous year (2,994 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Roscommon County, MI 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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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

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

9.03%

Uninsured

27.9%

Employer Coverage

23%

Medicaid

23.7%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roscommon County, MI declined by 17.8% from 11% to 9.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Roscommon County, MI 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Roscommon County, MI is home to a population of 23.9k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.5% of Roscommon County, MI residents were born outside of the country (359 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Roscommon County, MI is composed of 22.8k White Alone residents (95.3%), 399 Two or More Races residents (1.67%), 391 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.63%), 209 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.873%), 67 Black or African American Alone residents (0.28%), 44 Asian Alone residents (0.184%), 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0167%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Roscommon County, MI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

55

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

70

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Roscommon County, MI was 55.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 55, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 70. But people in Roscommon County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Roscommon County, MI residents was 55.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

359 people

1.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

353 people

As of 2017, 1.5% of Roscommon County, MI residents (359 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 Roscommon County, MI was 1.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Michigan residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Roscommon County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Roscommon County, MI was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.8k ± 6

  2. Two or More Races

    399 ± 93.7

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    391 ± 41.5

In 2017, there were 57.2 times more White Alone residents (22.8k people) in Roscommon County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 399 Two or More Races and 391 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 Roscommon County, MI 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 Roscommon County, MI 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 Roscommon County, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Roscommon County, MI 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

    1,214 ± 129

  2. Korea

    264 ± 62

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    206 ± 77

Roscommon County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Roscommon County, MI awarded 409 degrees. The student population of Roscommon County, MI is skewed towards women, with 600 male students and 946 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roscommon County, MI are White (396 and 97.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.23%), Unknown (4 and 0.98%), and Asian (1 and 0.245%).

The largest universities in Roscommon County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Kirtland Community College (400 and 97.8%) and Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology (9 and 2.2%).

The most popular majors in Roscommon County, MI are Humanistic Studies (78 and 19.1%), Registered Nursing (71 and 17.4%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (29 and 7.09%).

The median tuition costs in Roscommon County, MI 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. 78 degrees awarded

  2. 71 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Roscommon County, MI was Humanistic Studies with 78 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 400 degrees awarded

  2. 9 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Roscommon County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kirtland Community College with 400 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

163

Degrees Awarded to Men

246

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 163 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roscommon County, MI, which is 0.663 times less than the 246 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

    396 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Roscommon County, MI were to White students. These 396 degrees mean that there were 79.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roscommon County, MI was $94,000 in 2017, which is 0.432 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,400 to $94,000, a 1.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Roscommon County, MI is 81.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Roscommon County, MI have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Roscommon County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,834

Median Household Income

± $1,505

11.1k

Number of Households

± 507

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.1k households in Roscommon County, MI grew to $37,834 from the previous year's value of $35,959.

The following chart displays the households in Roscommon County, MI 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$94,000

2017 Median

± $6,072

$92,400

2016 Median

± $5,417

In 2017, the median property value in Roscommon County, MI grew to to $94,000 from the previous year's value of $92,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Roscommon County, MI 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 Roscommon County, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.5%

2017 Homeownership

80.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.5% of the housing units in Roscommon County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.8%.

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

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roscommon County, MI have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.08% of the workforce in Roscommon County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Roscommon County, MI was Drove Alone (78.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.4%) and those who Worked At Home (4.72%).

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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