Santa Monica, CA

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Population

92,495

0.269% growth

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$86,084

4.82% growth

Poverty Rate

10.7%


Number of Employees

52,669

0.0874% growth

Median Property Value

$1.17M

7.57% growth

About

In 2017, Santa Monica, CA had a population of 92.5k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $86,084. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Santa Monica, CA grew from 92,247 to 92,495, a 0.269% increase and its median household income grew from $82,123 to $86,084, a 4.82% increase.

The population of Santa Monica, CA is 65% White Alone, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.88% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Santa Monica, CA speak a non-English language, and 90.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Monica, CA are Santa Monica College (4,861 degrees awarded in 2016), Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles (337 degrees), and Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Santa Monica (163 degrees).

The median property value in Santa Monica, CA is $1.17M, and the homeownership rate is 27.7%. Most people in Santa Monica, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Monica, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Santa Monica, CA employs 52.7k people. The largest industries in Santa Monica, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (10,867 people), Information (6,290 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,550 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($155,268), Utilities ($113,125), and Finance & Insurance ($99,286).

Median household income in Santa Monica, CA is $86,084. Males in Santa Monica, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Santa Monica, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$86,084

2017 value

± $4,510

4.82%

1 Year Growth

± 7.21%

Households in Santa Monica, CA have a median annual income of $86,084, 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 $82,123 in 2016, which represents a 4.82% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 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 Santa Monica, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in California 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 7012.01

  2. Census Tract 7016.01

  3. Census Tract 7013.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Monica, CA was Census Tract 7012.01 with a value of $159,286, followed by Census Tract 7016.01 and Census Tract 7013.04, with respective values of $127,321 and $120,427.

The following map shows all of the places in Santa Monica, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Monica, CA (9.8k out of 91.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 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

    6,676 ± 684

  2. Hispanic

    2,456 ± 439

  3. Other

    879 ± 249

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Monica, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

52.7k

2017 Value

± 1,763

0.0874%

1 Year growth

± 4.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Monica, CA grew at a rate of 0.0874%, from 52.6k employees to 52.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Monica, CA, are Management Occupations (9,245 people), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (6,231 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (4,961 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Monica, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Santa Monica, CA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (9,245 people), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (6,231 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (4,961 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Santa Monica, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (5.9 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (3.92 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Santa Monica, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($138,710), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($107,038), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($95,528).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52.7k

2017 Value

± 1,763

0.0874%

1 Year growth

± 4.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Monica, CA grew at a rate of 0.0874%, from 52.6k employees to 52.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Monica, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (10,867 people), Information (6,290 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,550 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Monica, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Monica, CA 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 Santa Monica, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (10,867 people), Information (6,290 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,550 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Santa Monica, CA has an unusually high number of Information (5.59 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.95 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Santa Monica, CA, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($155,268), Utilities ($113,125), and Finance & Insurance ($99,286).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

93.9% of the population of Santa Monica, CA has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 9.87% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 21% on non-group plans, and 0.825% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Santa Monica, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Santa Monica, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California 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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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

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

6.12%

Uninsured

50.7%

Employer Coverage

9.87%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

21%

Non-Group

0.825%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Monica, CA declined by 19.5% from 7.61% to 6.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Monica, CA 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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

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Diversity

Santa Monica, CA is home to a population of 92.5k people, from which 90.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Santa Monica, CA residents were born outside of the country (22k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Santa Monica, CA is composed of 60.1k White Alone residents (65%), 14.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (16%), 9.14k Asian Alone residents (9.88%), 4.15k Two or More Races residents (4.49%), 3.84k Black or African American Alone residents (4.15%), 303 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.328%), 85 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0919%), and 72 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0778%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Santa Monica, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Santa Monica, CA was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Santa Monica, CA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Santa Monica, CA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    22k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Santa Monica, CA residents (22k 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 Santa Monica, CA 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

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

90.2%

2017 Citizenship

90.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.2% of Santa Monica, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Monica, CA was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    60.1k ± 1.22k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14.8k ± 1.32k

  3. Asian Alone

    9.14k ± 673

In 2017, there were 4.05 times more White Alone residents (60.1k people) in Santa Monica, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k Hispanic or Latino and 9.14k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Santa Monica, CA 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 Santa Monica, CA 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 Santa Monica, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Santa Monica, CA 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

    820 ± 195

  2. Korea

    633 ± 247

  3. World War II

    298 ± 164

Santa Monica, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Santa Monica, CA awarded 5,452 degrees. The student population of Santa Monica, CA is skewed towards women, with 14,845 male students and 16,995 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Monica, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,597 and 36.5%), followed by White (1,466 and 33.5%), Asian (701 and 16%), and Black or African American (270 and 6.17%).

The largest universities in Santa Monica, CA by number of degrees awarded are Santa Monica College (4,861 and 89.2%), Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles (337 and 6.18%), and Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Santa Monica (163 and 2.99%).

The most popular majors in Santa Monica, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,380 and 43.7%), Humanistic Studies (709 and 13%), and General Business Administration & Management (412 and 7.56%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Monica, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $1,104 and $8,040 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 412 degrees awarded

  2. 1,182 degrees awarded

  3. 709 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Santa Monica, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 412 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Santa Monica, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,861 degrees awarded

  2. 337 degrees awarded

  3. 163 degrees awarded

$1,104

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Santa Monica, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Santa Monica College with 4,861 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,226

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,226

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,226 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Monica, CA, which is 0.69 times less than the 3,226 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,597 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,466 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    701 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Santa Monica, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,597 degrees mean that there were 1.09 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,466 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Monica, CA was $1.17M in 2017, which is 5.37 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $1.09M to $1.17M, a 7.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Monica, CA is 27.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Santa Monica, CA have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Santa Monica, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$86,084

Median Household Income

± $4,510

46.4k

Number of Households

± 1,549

In 2017, the median household income of the 46.4k households in Santa Monica, CA grew to $86,084 from the previous year's value of $82,123.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Monica, CA 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$1.17M

2017 Median

± $39,851

$1.09M

2016 Median

± $45,161

In 2017, the median property value in Santa Monica, CA grew to to $1.17M from the previous year's value of $1.09M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Santa Monica, CA 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 Santa Monica, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

27.7%

2017 Homeownership

27.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 27.7% of the housing units in Santa Monica, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 27.5%.

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

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Monica, CA have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Santa Monica, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68%

  2. Worked At Home

    11.3%

  3. Walked

    6.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Santa Monica, CA was Drove Alone (68%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.3%) and those who Walked (6.03%).

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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