St. Joseph County, MI

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Population

60,890

0.0542% decline

Median Age

39.4


Median Household Income

$47,856

5.39% growth

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Number of Employees

27,605

2.36% growth

Median Property Value

$111,200

1.37% growth

About

In 2017, St. Joseph County, MI had a population of 60.9k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $47,856. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Joseph County, MI declined from 60,923 to 60,890, a -0.0542% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,410 to $47,856, a 5.39% increase.

The population of St. Joseph County, MI is 86.8% White Alone, 7.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.52% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in St. Joseph County, MI speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Joseph County, MI are Glen Oaks Community College (164 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in St. Joseph County, MI is $111,200, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in St. Joseph County, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Joseph County, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of St. Joseph County, MI employs 27.6k people. The largest industries in St. Joseph County, MI are Manufacturing (10,395 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,826 people), and Retail Trade (2,453 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,781), Utilities ($57,368), and Public Administration ($47,955).

Median household income in St. Joseph County, MI is $47,856. Males in St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,856

2017 value

± $1,474

5.39%

1 Year Growth

± 4.21%

Households in St. Joseph County, MI have a median annual income of $47,856, 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 $45,410 in 2016, which represents a 5.39% 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 St. Joseph 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 401

  2. Census Tract 411.02

  3. Census Tract 405

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Joseph County, MI was Census Tract 401 with a value of $66,860, followed by Census Tract 411.02 and Census Tract 405, with respective values of $58,140 and $58,059.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Joseph County, MI (9.4k out of 59.8k 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 Males < 5 and then Females 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

    8,143 ± 495

  2. Hispanic

    1,658 ± 254

  3. Other

    472 ± 165

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Joseph County, MI 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

27.6k

2017 Value

± 873

2.36%

1 Year growth

± 4.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Joseph County, MI grew at a rate of 2.36%, from 27k employees to 27.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Joseph County, MI, are Production Occupations (6,597 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,978 people), and Management Occupations (2,184 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Joseph County, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Joseph County, MI, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (6,597 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,978 people), and Management Occupations (2,184 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Joseph County, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (4.12 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.98 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Joseph County, MI, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($70,402), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($67,500), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.6k

2017 Value

± 873

2.36%

1 Year growth

± 4.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Joseph County, MI grew at a rate of 2.36%, from 27k employees to 27.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Joseph County, MI, are Manufacturing (10,395 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,826 people), and Retail Trade (2,453 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Joseph County, MI, though some of these residents may live in St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph County, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (10,395 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,826 people), and Retail Trade (2,453 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Joseph County, MI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.72 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.8 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (0.898 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Joseph County, MI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,781), Utilities ($57,368), and Public Administration ($47,955).

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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

90.9% of the population of St. Joseph County, MI has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in St. Joseph County, MI see 3051 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (2770 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2766 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 591 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

3,051 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in St. Joseph County, MI see an average of 3,051 patients per year. This represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (2,770 patients).

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

9.12%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

19.7%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Joseph County, MI declined by 9.98% from 10.1% to 9.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Joseph 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

St. Joseph County, MI is home to a population of 60.9k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.5% of St. Joseph County, MI residents were born outside of the country (2.13k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Joseph County, MI is composed of 52.9k White Alone residents (86.8%), 4.56k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.5%), 1.53k Black or African American Alone residents (2.52%), 1.4k Two or More Races residents (2.29%), 334 Asian Alone residents (0.549%), 107 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.176%), 62 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.102%), and 22 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0361%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Joseph County, MI was 39.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in St. Joseph County, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all St. Joseph County, MI residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.13k people

3.31%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.02k people

As of 2017, 3.5% of St. Joseph County, MI residents (2.13k 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. Joseph County, MI was 3.31%, 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

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of St. Joseph County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Joseph County, MI was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    52.9k ± 82

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.56k ± 690

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.53k ± 171

In 2017, there were 11.6 times more White Alone residents (52.9k people) in St. Joseph County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.56k Hispanic or Latino and 1.53k 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. Joseph 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 St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph County, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of St. Joseph 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

    1,494 ± 183

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    669 ± 139

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    382 ± 108

St. Joseph County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in St. Joseph County, MI awarded 164 degrees. The student population of St. Joseph County, MI is skewed towards women, with 465 male students and 722 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Joseph County, MI are White (147 and 90.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (11 and 6.75%), Unknown (4 and 2.45%), and Black or African American (1 and 0.613%).

The largest universities in St. Joseph County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Glen Oaks Community College (164 and 100%).

The most popular majors in St. Joseph County, MI are General Studies (52 and 31.7%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (26 and 15.9%), and Registered Nursing (26 and 15.9%).

The median tuition costs in St. Joseph 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. 52 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in St. Joseph County, MI was General Studies with 52 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

164 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the St. Joseph County, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Glen Oaks Community College with 164 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

40

Degrees Awarded to Men

124

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 40 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Joseph County, MI, which is 0.323 times less than the 124 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

    147 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Joseph County, MI were to White students. These 147 degrees mean that there were 13.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 11 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Joseph County, MI was $111,200 in 2017, which is 0.511 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,700 to $111,200, a 1.37% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Joseph County, MI is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Joseph County, MI have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Joseph 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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$47,856

Median Household Income

± $1,474

23.8k

Number of Households

± 794

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.8k households in St. Joseph County, MI grew to $47,856 from the previous year's value of $45,410.

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

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Housing

Property Value

$111,200

2017 Median

± $3,292

$109,700

2016 Median

± $3,354

In 2017, the median property value in St. Joseph County, MI grew to to $111,200 from the previous year's value of $109,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph County, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Joseph County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74%

2017 Homeownership

73.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in St. Joseph County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

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

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Joseph County, MI have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in St. Joseph County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.7%

  2. Carpooled

    15%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Joseph County, MI was Drove Alone (76.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (15%) and those who Worked At Home (3.36%).

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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