Urbandale, IA

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Population

42,222

1.55% growth

Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$85,432

4.36% growth

Poverty Rate

5.69%


Number of Employees

23,357

0.159% growth

Median Property Value

$216,100

5.57% growth

About

In 2017, Urbandale, IA had a population of 42.2k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $85,432. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Urbandale, IA grew from 41,578 to 42,222, a 1.55% increase and its median household income grew from $81,862 to $85,432, a 4.36% increase.

The population of Urbandale, IA is 86.4% White Alone, 3.91% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.76% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Urbandale, IA speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Urbandale, IA are Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus (277 degrees awarded in 2016) and Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (85 degrees).

The median property value in Urbandale, IA is $216,100, and the homeownership rate is 79.3%. Most people in Urbandale, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Urbandale, IA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Iowa State Capitol Building at night. The Capitol grounds overlooks the city from a very large hill and is part of the East Village area.

Economy

The economy of Urbandale, IA employs 23.4k people. The largest industries in Urbandale, IA are Finance & Insurance (4,415 people), Retail Trade (2,949 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,811 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($141,563), Public Administration ($71,184), and Wholesale Trade ($70,912).

Median household income in Urbandale, IA is $85,432. Males in Urbandale, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Urbandale, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,432

2017 value

± $5,985

4.36%

1 Year Growth

± 8.25%

Households in Urbandale, IA have a median annual income of $85,432, 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 $81,862 in 2016, which represents a 4.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.34 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

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 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 Urbandale, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa 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 104.07

  2. Census Tract 104.04

  3. Census Tract 104.09

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Urbandale, IA was Census Tract 104.07 with a value of $103,421, followed by Census Tract 104.04 and Census Tract 104.09, with respective values of $86,061 and $83,176.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Urbandale, IA (2.39k out of 41.9k 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 Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    1,747 ± 314

  2. Black

    438 ± 180

  3. Pacific Islander

    88 ± 110

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Urbandale, IA is White, followed by Black and Pacific Islander.

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

23.4k

2017 Value

± 1,158

0.159%

1 Year growth

± 6.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Urbandale, IA grew at a rate of 0.159%, from 23.3k employees to 23.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Urbandale, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,395 people), Management Occupations (3,279 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,982 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Urbandale, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Urbandale, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,395 people), Management Occupations (3,279 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,982 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Urbandale, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.08 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.48 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Urbandale, IA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($93,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,610), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,589).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.4k

2017 Value

± 1,158

0.159%

1 Year growth

± 6.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Urbandale, IA grew at a rate of 0.159%, from 23.3k employees to 23.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Urbandale, IA, are Finance & Insurance (4,415 people), Retail Trade (2,949 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,811 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Urbandale, IA, though some of these residents may live in Urbandale, IA 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 Urbandale, IA, by number of employees, are Finance & Insurance (4,415 people), Retail Trade (2,949 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,811 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Urbandale, IA has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (4.04 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.5 times), and Information (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Urbandale, IA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($141,563), Public Administration ($71,184), and Wholesale Trade ($70,912).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($18.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

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

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Health

96.1% of the population of Urbandale, IA has health coverage, with 66% on employee plans, 7.53% on Medicaid, 9.51% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Urbandale, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Urbandale, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Iowa 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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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

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

3.91%

Uninsured

66%

Employer Coverage

7.53%

Medicaid

9.51%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.17%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Urbandale, IA declined by 18.5% from 4.79% to 3.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Urbandale, IA 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. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

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

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Diversity

Urbandale, IA is home to a population of 42.2k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Urbandale, IA residents were born outside of the country (3.26k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Urbandale, IA is composed of 36.5k White Alone residents (86.4%), 1.65k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.91%), 1.59k Black or African American Alone residents (3.76%), 1.48k Asian Alone residents (3.5%), 917 Two or More Races residents (2.17%), 92 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.218%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0261%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Urbandale, IA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Urbandale, IA was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Urbandale, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Urbandale, IA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    3.26k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Urbandale, IA residents (3.26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Urbandale, IA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Iowa residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Urbandale, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Urbandale, IA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    36.5k ± 772

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.65k ± 579

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.59k ± 442

In 2017, there were 22.1 times more White Alone residents (36.5k people) in Urbandale, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.65k Hispanic or Latino and 1.59k 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 Urbandale, IA 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 Urbandale, IA 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 Urbandale, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Urbandale, IA 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

    607 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    498 ± 146

  3. Korea

    229 ± 88

Urbandale, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Urbandale, IA awarded 362 degrees. The student population of Urbandale, IA is skewed towards women, with 213 male students and 711 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Urbandale, IA are White (248 and 68.5%), followed by Unknown (46 and 12.7%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 6.08%), and Black or African American (19 and 5.25%).

The largest universities in Urbandale, IA by number of degrees awarded are Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus (277 and 76.5%) and Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (85 and 23.5%).

The most popular majors in Urbandale, IA are Registered Nursing (86 and 23.8%), General Cosmetology (40 and 11%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (37 and 10.2%).

The median tuition costs in Urbandale, IA 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. 17 degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Urbandale, IA was General Business with 17 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 277 degrees awarded

  2. 85 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Urbandale, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus with 277 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

79

Degrees Awarded to Men

283

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 79 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Urbandale, IA, which is 0.279 times less than the 283 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

    248 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    22 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Urbandale, IA were to White students. These 248 degrees mean that there were 5.39 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Urbandale, IA was $216,100 in 2017, which is 0.993 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $204,700 to $216,100, a 5.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Urbandale, IA is 79.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Urbandale, IA have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Urbandale, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$85,432

Median Household Income

± $5,985

16.4k

Number of Households

± 819

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.4k households in Urbandale, IA grew to $85,432 from the previous year's value of $81,862.

The following chart displays the households in Urbandale, IA 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

$216,100

2017 Median

± $5,639

$204,700

2016 Median

± $6,099

In 2017, the median property value in Urbandale, IA grew to to $216,100 from the previous year's value of $204,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Urbandale, IA 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 Urbandale, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.3%

2017 Homeownership

79.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.3% of the housing units in Urbandale, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.7%.

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

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Urbandale, IA have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.783% of the workforce in Urbandale, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    6.06%

  3. Carpooled

    5.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Urbandale, IA was Drove Alone (87.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (6.06%) and those who Carpooled (5.09%).

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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