St. Johns County, FL

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Population

226,578

3.76% growth

Median Age

43.1


Median Household Income

$73,640

5.92% growth

Poverty Rate

9.08%


Number of Employees

102,778

3.13% growth

Median Property Value

$274,600

5.66% growth

About

In 2017, St. Johns County, FL had a population of 227k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $73,640. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Johns County, FL grew from 218,362 to 226,578, a 3.76% increase and its median household income grew from $69,523 to $73,640, a 5.92% increase.

The population of St. Johns County, FL is 83.6% White Alone, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, and 5% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in St. Johns County, FL speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Johns County, FL are Flagler College-St Augustine (654 degrees awarded in 2016) and First Coast Technical College (386 degrees).

The median property value in St. Johns County, FL is $274,600, and the homeownership rate is 77%. Most people in St. Johns County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Johns County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of St. Johns County, FL employs 103k people. The largest industries in St. Johns County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,231 people), Retail Trade (11,956 people), and Finance & Insurance (9,516 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($74,195), Utilities ($74,053), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,441).

Median household income in St. Johns County, FL is $73,640. Males in St. Johns County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in St. Johns County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,640

2017 value

± $2,446

5.92%

1 Year Growth

± 4.38%

Households in St. Johns County, FL have a median annual income of $73,640, 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 $69,523 in 2016, which represents a 5.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida 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

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Johns County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida 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 207.08

  2. Census Tract 207.10

  3. Census Tract 207.06

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Johns County, FL was Census Tract 207.08 with a value of $232,778, followed by Census Tract 207.10 and Census Tract 207.06, with respective values of $187,981 and $139,531.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Johns County, FL (20.3k out of 224k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    16,657 ± 1,287

  2. Black

    2,492 ± 434

  3. Hispanic

    1,362 ± 367

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Johns County, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

103k

2017 Value

± 2,903

3.13%

1 Year growth

± 3.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Johns County, FL grew at a rate of 3.13%, from 99.7k employees to 103k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Johns County, FL, are Management Occupations (14,149 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,692 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,902 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Johns County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Johns County, FL, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (14,149 people), Sales & Related Occupations (13,692 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,902 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Johns County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.46 times), and Management Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Johns County, FL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($95,556), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($89,779), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

103k

2017 Value

± 2,903

3.13%

1 Year growth

± 3.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Johns County, FL grew at a rate of 3.13%, from 99.7k employees to 103k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Johns County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,231 people), Retail Trade (11,956 people), and Finance & Insurance (9,516 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Johns County, FL, though some of these residents may live in St. Johns County, FL 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 St. Johns County, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,231 people), Retail Trade (11,956 people), and Finance & Insurance (9,516 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Johns County, FL has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.98 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.66 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Johns County, FL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($74,195), Utilities ($74,053), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,441).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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

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Health

91.2% of the population of St. Johns County, FL has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 7.55% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of St. Johns County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in St. Johns County, FL see 1106 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.5% increase from the previous year (1079 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1959 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 890 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,106 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Johns County, FL see an average of 1,106 patients per year. This represents a 2.5% increase from the previous year (1,079 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Johns County, FL 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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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

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

8.79%

Uninsured

50.6%

Employer Coverage

7.55%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

16.8%

Non-Group

2.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Johns County, FL declined by 7.2% from 9.47% to 8.79%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Johns County, FL 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. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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

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Diversity

St. Johns County, FL is home to a population of 227k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.9% of St. Johns County, FL residents were born outside of the country (15.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Johns County, FL is composed of 189k White Alone residents (83.6%), 14.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.39%), 11.3k Black or African American Alone residents (5%), 5.87k Asian Alone residents (2.59%), 4.52k Two or More Races residents (2%), 540 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.238%), 222 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.098%), and 193 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0852%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Johns County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Johns County, FL was 43.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in St. Johns County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all St. Johns County, FL residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.6k people

6.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

15k people

As of 2017, 6.9% of St. Johns County, FL residents (15.6k 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 St. Johns County, FL was 6.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of St. Johns County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Johns County, FL was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    189k ± 139

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14.5k ± 758

  3. Black or African American Alone

    11.3k ± 701

In 2017, there were 13.1 times more White Alone residents (189k people) in St. Johns County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.5k Hispanic or Latino and 11.3k 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 St. Johns County, FL 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 St. Johns County, FL 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 St. Johns County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of St. Johns County, FL 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

    6,970 ± 513

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,998 ± 493

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,867 ± 503

St. Johns County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in St. Johns County, FL awarded 1,040 degrees. The student population of St. Johns County, FL is skewed towards women, with 1,157 male students and 1,882 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Johns County, FL are White (797 and 78.4%), followed by Black or African American (67 and 6.59%), Hispanic or Latino (65 and 6.4%), and Unknown (41 and 4.04%).

The largest universities in St. Johns County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Flagler College-St Augustine (654 and 62.9%) and First Coast Technical College (386 and 37.1%).

The most popular majors in St. Johns County, FL are General Business Administration & Management (115 and 11.1%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (102 and 9.81%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (64 and 6.15%).

The median tuition costs in St. Johns County, FL are $17,500 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. 115 degrees awarded

  2. 61 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Johns County, FL was General Business Administration & Management with 115 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 654 degrees awarded

  2. 386 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$17,500

Median Private

In 2016, the St. Johns County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Flagler College-St Augustine with 654 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

446

Degrees Awarded to Men

594

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 446 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Johns County, FL, which is 0.751 times less than the 594 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

    797 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    65 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Johns County, FL were to White students. These 797 degrees mean that there were 11.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 67 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Johns County, FL was $274,600 in 2017, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $259,900 to $274,600, a 5.66% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Johns County, FL is 77%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Johns County, FL have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Johns County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$73,640

Median Household Income

± $2,446

83.7k

Number of Households

± 2,335

In 2017, the median household income of the 83.7k households in St. Johns County, FL grew to $73,640 from the previous year's value of $69,523.

The following chart displays the households in St. Johns County, FL 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

$274,600

2017 Median

± $3,934

$259,900

2016 Median

± $5,330

In 2017, the median property value in St. Johns County, FL grew to to $274,600 from the previous year's value of $259,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Johns County, FL 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 St. Johns County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77%

2017 Homeownership

76.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77% of the housing units in St. Johns County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Johns County, FL have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in St. Johns County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.12%

  3. Carpooled

    7.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Johns County, FL was Drove Alone (81.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.12%) and those who Carpooled (7.18%).

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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