Schoharie County, NY

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Population

31,611

0.177% decline

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$51,842

2.44% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

14,198

1.3% growth

Median Property Value

$143,300

0.278% decline

About

In 2017, Schoharie County, NY had a population of 31.6k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $51,842. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Schoharie County, NY declined from 31,667 to 31,611, a -0.177% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,607 to $51,842, a 2.44% increase.

The population of Schoharie County, NY is 93.5% White Alone, 3.02% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.48% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Schoharie County, NY speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Schoharie County, NY are SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (671 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Schoharie County, NY is $143,300, and the homeownership rate is 75.5%. Most people in Schoharie County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Schoharie County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Schoharie County, NY employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Schoharie County, NY are Educational Services (1,986 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,778 people), and Retail Trade (1,713 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,821), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,318), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($48,375).

Median household income in Schoharie County, NY is $51,842. Males in Schoharie County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Schoharie County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,842

2017 value

± $1,978

2.44%

1 Year Growth

± 5.31%

Households in Schoharie County, NY have a median annual income of $51,842, 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 $50,607 in 2016, which represents a 2.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 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. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 7401

  2. Census Tract 7404

  3. Census Tract 7408

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Schoharie County, NY was Census Tract 7401 with a value of $58,333, followed by Census Tract 7404 and Census Tract 7408, with respective values of $54,375 and $54,358.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Schoharie 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

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Schoharie County, NY (4.19k out of 30.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 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

    3,998 ± 337

  2. Hispanic

    75 ± 109

  3. Black

    69 ± 109

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Schoharie 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

14.2k

2017 Value

± 569

1.3%

1 Year growth

± 5.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Schoharie County, NY grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 14k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Schoharie County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,063 people), Management Occupations (1,503 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,123 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Schoharie County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Schoharie County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,063 people), Management Occupations (1,503 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,123 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Schoharie County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.27 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.59 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Schoharie County, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,776), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($70,446), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,256).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.2k

2017 Value

± 569

1.3%

1 Year growth

± 5.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Schoharie County, NY grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 14k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Schoharie County, NY, are Educational Services (1,986 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,778 people), and Retail Trade (1,713 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Schoharie County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Schoharie 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 Schoharie County, NY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,986 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,778 people), and Retail Trade (1,713 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Schoharie County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.45 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.51 times), and Construction (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Schoharie County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,821), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,318), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($48,375).

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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 ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($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

95% of the population of Schoharie County, NY has health coverage, with 47.2% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Schoharie County, NY see 3916 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.76% decrease from the previous year (3946 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3480 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 895 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

3,916 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Schoharie County, NY see an average of 3,916 patients per year. This represents a 0.76% decrease from the previous year (3,946 patients).

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

5.03%

Uninsured

47.2%

Employer Coverage

19%

Medicaid

15.7%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.29%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Schoharie County, NY declined by 16.1% from 5.99% to 5.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Schoharie 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

Schoharie County, NY is home to a population of 31.6k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.94% of Schoharie County, NY residents were born outside of the country (930 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Schoharie County, NY is composed of 29.6k White Alone residents (93.5%), 956 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.02%), 467 Black or African American Alone residents (1.48%), 294 Two or More Races residents (0.93%), 264 Asian Alone residents (0.835%), 57 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.18%), 1 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00316%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Schoharie County, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Schoharie County, NY was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Schoharie County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Schoharie County, NY residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.94%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

930 people

2.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

928 people

As of 2017, 2.94% of Schoharie County, NY residents (930 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 Schoharie County, NY was 2.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Schoharie County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Schoharie County, NY was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.6k ± 11

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    956 ± 98.6

  3. Black or African American Alone

    467 ± 47

In 2017, there were 30.9 times more White Alone residents (29.6k people) in Schoharie County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 956 Hispanic or Latino and 467 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 Schoharie County, NY 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 Schoharie County, NY 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 Schoharie County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Schoharie County, NY 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

    919 ± 127

  2. Korea

    307 ± 94

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    271 ± 77

Schoharie County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Schoharie County, NY awarded 671 degrees. The student population of Schoharie County, NY is skewed towards women, with 1,075 male students and 1,212 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Schoharie County, NY are White (500 and 76%), followed by Black or African American (69 and 10.5%), Hispanic or Latino (66 and 10%), and Two or More Races (17 and 2.58%).

The largest universities in Schoharie County, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (671 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Schoharie County, NY are General Animal Sciences (95 and 14.2%), General Business Administration & Management (82 and 12.2%), and Humanistic Studies (42 and 6.26%).

The median tuition costs in Schoharie County, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 61 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Schoharie County, NY was General Animal Sciences with 62 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

671 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Schoharie County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill with 671 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

307

Degrees Awarded to Men

364

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 307 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Schoharie County, NY, which is 0.843 times less than the 364 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Schoharie County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    500 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    69 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    66 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Schoharie County, NY were to White students. These 500 degrees mean that there were 7.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 69 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Schoharie County, NY was $143,300 in 2017, which is 0.659 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,700 to $143,300, a 0.278% decrease. The homeownership rate in Schoharie County, NY is 75.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Schoharie County, NY have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Schoharie 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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$51,842

Median Household Income

± $1,978

12.5k

Number of Households

± 560

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.5k households in Schoharie County, NY grew to $51,842 from the previous year's value of $50,607.

The following chart displays the households in Schoharie 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$143,300

2017 Median

± $6,295

$143,700

2016 Median

± $5,255

In 2017, the median property value in Schoharie County, NY declined from to $143,300 from the previous year's value of $143,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Schoharie 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 Schoharie County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.5%

2017 Homeownership

75.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.5% of the housing units in Schoharie County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Schoharie County, NY have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.43% of the workforce in Schoharie County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.73%

  3. Walked

    5.91%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Schoharie County, NY was Drove Alone (78.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.73%) and those who Walked (5.91%).

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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