Vigo County, IN

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Population

107,723

0.348% decline

Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$42,030

1.96% growth

Poverty Rate

19.9%


Number of Employees

47,559

0.0821% growth

Median Property Value

$90,700

1.31% decline

About

In 2017, Vigo County, IN had a population of 108k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $42,030. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Vigo County, IN declined from 108,099 to 107,723, a -0.348% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,221 to $42,030, a 1.96% increase.

The population of Vigo County, IN is 85.8% White Alone, 6.15% Black or African American Alone, and 3.26% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Vigo County, IN speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Vigo County, IN are Indiana State University (2,747 degrees awarded in 2016), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (617 degrees), and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (226 degrees).

The median property value in Vigo County, IN is $90,700, and the homeownership rate is 60.5%. Most people in Vigo County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Vigo County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Vigo County, IN employs 47.6k people. The largest industries in Vigo County, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,698 people), Manufacturing (7,084 people), and Educational Services (6,183 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,362), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,039), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,937).

Median household income in Vigo County, IN is $42,030. Males in Vigo County, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,677. The income inequality in Vigo County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,030

2017 value

± $1,275

1.96%

1 Year Growth

± 3.56%

Households in Vigo County, IN have a median annual income of $42,030, 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 $41,221 in 2016, which represents a 1.96% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,508

Average Male Salary

± $1,197

$42,677

Average Female Salary

± $917

In 2017, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.39 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

    $60,595 ± $7,828

  2. White

    $45,279 ± $744

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,920 ± $17,388

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 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 Vigo County, IN is from Indiana.

0.456

2017 Wage GINI

0.457

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0682% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Indiana 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 110

  2. Census Tract 101

  3. Census Tract 103

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vigo County, IN was Census Tract 110 with a value of $66,646, followed by Census Tract 101 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $64,808 and $58,586.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vigo County, IN (19.6k out of 98.6k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,833 ± 846

  2. Black

    1,946 ± 284

  3. Two Or More

    1,252 ± 253

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Vigo County, IN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

47.6k

2017 Value

± 1,434

0.0821%

1 Year growth

± 4.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vigo County, IN grew at a rate of 0.0821%, from 47.5k employees to 47.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vigo County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,947 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,573 people), and Production Occupations (4,499 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vigo County, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Vigo County, IN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,947 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,573 people), and Production Occupations (4,499 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Vigo County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.15 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.63 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Vigo County, IN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,283), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,586), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,467).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

47.6k

2017 Value

± 1,434

0.0821%

1 Year growth

± 4.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Vigo County, IN grew at a rate of 0.0821%, from 47.5k employees to 47.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vigo County, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,698 people), Manufacturing (7,084 people), and Educational Services (6,183 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vigo County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Vigo County, IN 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 Vigo County, IN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,698 people), Manufacturing (7,084 people), and Educational Services (6,183 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Vigo County, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.47 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.4 times), and Utilities (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Vigo County, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,362), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,039), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,937).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $69.1B

  2. $42.9B

  3. $39.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $69.1B, followed by Base metals ($42.9B) and Mixed freight ($39.9B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$446B

2015 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

56.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Indiana trade was $446B. This is expected to increase 56.6% to $698B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.9B

  2. $32.7B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $39.9B, followed by Michigan with $32.7B and Illinois and $31.7B.

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

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Health

90% of the population of Vigo County, IN has health coverage, with 45.9% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Vigo County, IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Vigo County, IN see 1186 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.85% increase from the previous year (1176 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1927 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,186 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Vigo County, IN see an average of 1,186 patients per year. This represents a 0.85% increase from the previous year (1,176 patients).

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

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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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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

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

9.96%

Uninsured

45.9%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vigo County, IN declined by 15.1% from 11.7% to 9.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Vigo County, IN 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. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

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

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Diversity

Vigo County, IN is home to a population of 108k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.25% of Vigo County, IN residents were born outside of the country (3.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Vigo County, IN is composed of 92.5k White Alone residents (85.8%), 6.63k Black or African American Alone residents (6.15%), 3.51k Two or More Races residents (3.26%), 2.77k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.57%), 2.03k Asian Alone residents (1.88%), 206 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.191%), 68 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0631%), and 44 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0408%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Vigo County, IN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Vigo County, IN was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Vigo County, IN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Vigo County, IN residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.5k people

3.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.68k people

As of 2017, 3.25% of Vigo County, IN residents (3.5k 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 Vigo County, IN was 3.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    106,451 ± 7,946 people

  2. India

    28,953 ± 4,168 people

  3. China

    22,599 ± 3,684 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Indiana residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Vigo County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Vigo County, IN was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    92.5k ± 54

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.63k ± 414

  3. Two or More Races

    3.51k ± 445

In 2017, there were 14 times more White Alone residents (92.5k people) in Vigo County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.63k Black or African American Alone and 3.51k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Vigo County, IN 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 Vigo County, IN 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 Vigo County, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Vigo County, IN 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

    2,248 ± 234

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,434 ± 296

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    982 ± 211

Vigo County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Vigo County, IN awarded 3,628 degrees. The student population of Vigo County, IN is skewed towards women, with 7,814 male students and 8,971 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vigo County, IN are White (2,570 and 79.9%), followed by Black or African American (325 and 10.1%), Hispanic or Latino (93 and 2.89%), and Two or More Races (80 and 2.49%).

The largest universities in Vigo County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Indiana State University (2,747 and 75.7%), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (617 and 17%), and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (226 and 6.23%).

The most popular majors in Vigo County, IN are Registered Nursing (282 and 7.77%), Criminology (215 and 5.93%), and Mechanical Engineering (192 and 5.29%).

The median tuition costs in Vigo County, IN are $36,027 for private four year colleges, and $8,546 and $18,876 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 200 degrees awarded

  2. 187 degrees awarded

  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Vigo County, IN was Registered Nursing with 200 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,747 degrees awarded

  2. 617 degrees awarded

  3. 226 degrees awarded

$8,546

Median In-State Public

$36,027

Median Private

In 2016, the Vigo County, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indiana State University with 2,747 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,763

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,865

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,763 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Vigo County, IN, which is 0.945 times less than the 1,865 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Vigo County, IN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,570 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    325 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    93 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Vigo County, IN were to White students. These 2,570 degrees mean that there were 7.91 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 325 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vigo County, IN was $90,700 in 2017, which is 0.417 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,900 to $90,700, a 1.31% decrease. The homeownership rate in Vigo County, IN is 60.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Vigo County, IN have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vigo County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,030

Median Household Income

± $1,275

41.2k

Number of Households

± 1,327

In 2017, the median household income of the 41.2k households in Vigo County, IN grew to $42,030 from the previous year's value of $41,221.

The following chart displays the households in Vigo County, IN 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

$90,700

2017 Median

± $3,133

$91,900

2016 Median

± $2,562

In 2017, the median property value in Vigo County, IN declined from to $90,700 from the previous year's value of $91,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Vigo County, IN 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 Vigo County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Vigo County, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Vigo County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.5%

2017 Homeownership

61%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.5% of the housing units in Vigo County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61%.

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

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vigo County, IN have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Vigo County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.43%

  3. Walked

    3.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Vigo County, IN was Drove Alone (82.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.43%) and those who Walked (3.13%).

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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