Sunnyvale, CA

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Population

151,565

1.32% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$118,314

7.76% growth

Poverty Rate

6.58%


Number of Employees

80,610

3.45% growth

Median Property Value

$968,700

12.8% growth

About

In 2017, Sunnyvale, CA had a population of 152k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $118,314. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sunnyvale, CA grew from 149,596 to 151,565, a 1.32% increase and its median household income grew from $109,799 to $118,314, a 7.76% increase.

The population of Sunnyvale, CA is 44.7% Asian Alone, 32.9% White Alone, and 16.6% Hispanic or Latino. 55.1% of the people in Sunnyvale, CA speak a non-English language, and 70.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sunnyvale, CA are Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Silicon Valley (122 degrees awarded in 2016) and University of East-West Medicine (28 degrees).

The median property value in Sunnyvale, CA is $968,700, and the homeownership rate is 46.7%. Most people in Sunnyvale, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Sunnyvale, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sunnyvale, CA employs 80.6k people. The largest industries in Sunnyvale, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (19,610 people), Manufacturing (16,301 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,867 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Information ($132,905), and Manufacturing ($106,194).

Median household income in Sunnyvale, CA is $118,314. Males in Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$118,314

2017 value

± $4,404

7.76%

1 Year Growth

± 4.49%

Households in Sunnyvale, CA have a median annual income of $118,314, 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 $109,799 in 2016, which represents a 7.76% 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 Sunnyvale, CA 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 Sunnyvale, CA 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 Sunnyvale, 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 5084.03

  2. Census Tract 5083.01

  3. Census Tract 5081.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sunnyvale, CA was Census Tract 5084.03 with a value of $171,667, followed by Census Tract 5083.01 and Census Tract 5081.01, with respective values of $168,889 and $162,150.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sunnyvale, CA (9.93k out of 151k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 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

    4,208 ± 561

  2. Asian

    3,874 ± 458

  3. Hispanic

    2,504 ± 433

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sunnyvale, CA is White, followed by Asian 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

80.6k

2017 Value

± 1,958

3.45%

1 Year growth

± 3.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sunnyvale, CA grew at a rate of 3.45%, from 77.9k employees to 80.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sunnyvale, CA, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (18,756 people), Management Occupations (10,352 people), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (6,774 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sunnyvale, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sunnyvale, CA, by number of employees, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (18,756 people), Management Occupations (10,352 people), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (6,774 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sunnyvale, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (7.99 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (4.57 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sunnyvale, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($134,554), Management Occupations ($127,431), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($120,885).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

80.6k

2017 Value

± 1,958

3.45%

1 Year growth

± 3.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sunnyvale, CA grew at a rate of 3.45%, from 77.9k employees to 80.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sunnyvale, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (19,610 people), Manufacturing (16,301 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,867 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sunnyvale, CA, though some of these residents may live in Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (19,610 people), Manufacturing (16,301 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,867 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sunnyvale, CA has an unusually high number of Information (3.82 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3.47 times), and Manufacturing (2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sunnyvale, CA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Information ($132,905), and Manufacturing ($106,194).

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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 with $157B and Gasoline and $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

95.1% of the population of Sunnyvale, CA has health coverage, with 69.2% on employee plans, 9.47% on Medicaid, 7.67% on Medicare, 8.31% on non-group plans, and 0.423% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sunnyvale, 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).

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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

4.89%

Uninsured

69.2%

Employer Coverage

9.47%

Medicaid

7.67%

Medicare

8.31%

Non-Group

0.423%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sunnyvale, CA declined by 23.6% from 6.4% to 4.89%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sunnyvale, 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

Sunnyvale, CA is home to a population of 152k people, from which 70.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 47.3% of Sunnyvale, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Sunnyvale, CA is composed of 67.7k Asian Alone residents (44.7%), 49.9k White Alone residents (32.9%), 25.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.6%), 5.22k Two or More Races residents (3.44%), 2.4k Black or African American Alone residents (1.59%), 557 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.367%), 350 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.231%), and 261 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.172%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sunnyvale, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (18,252 speakers), Chinese (14,454 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (10,085 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sunnyvale, CA was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Sunnyvale, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sunnyvale, CA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

47.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

46.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 47.3% of Sunnyvale, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sunnyvale, CA was 46.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Sunnyvale, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Sunnyvale, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

70.8%

2017 Citizenship

71.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 70.8% of Sunnyvale, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sunnyvale, CA was 71.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    67.7k ± 1.52k

  2. White Alone

    49.9k ± 1.71k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25.2k ± 2k

In 2017, there were 1.36 times more Asian Alone residents (67.7k people) in Sunnyvale, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.9k White Alone and 25.2k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sunnyvale, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    18,252 speakers (13.4%)

  2. Chinese

    14,454 speakers (10.6%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    10,085 speakers (7.41%)

55.1% of Sunnyvale, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Sunnyvale, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 13.4% of the overall population of Sunnyvale, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 10.6% speak Chinese and 7.41% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,500 ± 241

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    526 ± 175

  3. Korea

    440 ± 110

Sunnyvale, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sunnyvale, CA awarded 150 degrees. The student population of Sunnyvale, CA is skewed towards men, with 56 male students and 42 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sunnyvale, CA are Hispanic or Latino (52 and 36.4%), followed by Asian (41 and 28.7%), White (30 and 21%), and Unknown (11 and 7.69%).

The largest universities in Sunnyvale, CA by number of degrees awarded are Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Silicon Valley (122 and 81.3%) and University of East-West Medicine (28 and 18.7%).

The most popular majors in Sunnyvale, CA are Web Page, Digital, & Information Resource Design (24 and 16%), Multimedia (19 and 12.7%), and Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (18 and 12%).

The median tuition costs in Sunnyvale, CA 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. 19 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sunnyvale, CA was Multimedia with 19 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 122 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Sunnyvale, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-Silicon Valley with 122 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

73

Degrees Awarded to Men

77

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 73 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sunnyvale, CA, which is 0.948 times less than the 77 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

    52 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    41 degrees awarded

  3. White

    30 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sunnyvale, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 52 degrees mean that there were 1.27 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 41 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sunnyvale, CA was $968,700 in 2017, which is 4.45 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $859,100 to $968,700, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Sunnyvale, CA is 46.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sunnyvale, CA have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sunnyvale, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$118,314

Median Household Income

± $4,404

55.7k

Number of Households

± 1,481

In 2017, the median household income of the 55.7k households in Sunnyvale, CA grew to $118,314 from the previous year's value of $109,799.

The following chart displays the households in Sunnyvale, 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

$968,700

2017 Median

± $21,079

$859,100

2016 Median

± $15,834

In 2017, the median property value in Sunnyvale, CA grew to to $968,700 from the previous year's value of $859,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $1M - $1,499,999 range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

46.7%

2017 Homeownership

46.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 46.7% of the housing units in Sunnyvale, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sunnyvale, CA have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Sunnyvale, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.72%

  3. Public Transit

    7.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sunnyvale, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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