Ramsey County, ND

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Population

11,574

0.0345% decline

Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$55,927

10.1% growth

Poverty Rate

12.1%


Number of Employees

6,141

1.15% growth

Median Property Value

$130,400

16.3% growth

About

In 2017, Ramsey County, ND had a population of 11.6k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $55,927. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ramsey County, ND declined from 11,578 to 11,574, a -0.0345% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,776 to $55,927, a 10.1% increase.

The population of Ramsey County, ND is 84.6% White Alone, 9.3% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 3.01% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Ramsey County, ND speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ramsey County, ND are Lake Region State College (382 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Ramsey County, ND is $130,400, and the homeownership rate is 60.6%. Most people in Ramsey County, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Ramsey County, ND is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ramsey County, ND employs 6.14k people. The largest industries in Ramsey County, ND are Accommodation & Food Services (879 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (784 people), and Retail Trade (724 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,500), and Finance & Insurance ($55,568).

Median household income in Ramsey County, ND is $55,927. Males in Ramsey County, ND have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,424. The income inequality in Ramsey County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,927

2017 value

± $3,762

10.1%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Ramsey County, ND have a median annual income of $55,927, 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 $50,776 in 2016, which represents a 10.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,998

Average Male Salary

± $3,148

$42,424

Average Female Salary

± $2,091

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Dakota made 1.44 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. White

    $46,817 ± $1,967

  2. Two or More Races

    $38,540 ± $11,502

  3. American Indian

    $36,702 ± $8,076

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ramsey County, ND is from North Dakota.

0.431

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.431 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Dakota 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 9577

  2. Census Tract 9578

  3. Census Tract 9576

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ramsey County, ND was Census Tract 9577 with a value of $73,958, followed by Census Tract 9578 and Census Tract 9576, with respective values of $57,902 and $42,855.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ramsey County, ND (1.34k out of 11.1k 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 Males 45 - 54, 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

    741 ± 183

  2. Native American

    323 ± 131

  3. Two Or More

    218 ± 124

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ramsey County, ND is White, followed by Native American 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

6.14k

2017 Value

± 501

1.15%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ramsey County, ND grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 6.07k employees to 6.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ramsey County, ND, are Management Occupations (873 people), Sales & Related Occupations (777 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (583 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ramsey County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ramsey County, ND, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (873 people), Sales & Related Occupations (777 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (583 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ramsey County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.46 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.05 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ramsey County, ND, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,772), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,231), and Management Occupations ($63,086).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.14k

2017 Value

± 501

1.15%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ramsey County, ND grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 6.07k employees to 6.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ramsey County, ND, are Accommodation & Food Services (879 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (784 people), and Retail Trade (724 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ramsey County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Ramsey County, ND 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 Ramsey County, ND, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (879 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (784 people), and Retail Trade (724 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ramsey County, ND has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.86 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.88 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.81 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ramsey County, ND, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,500), and Finance & Insurance ($55,568).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $46.1B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $46.1B, followed by Cereal grains ($11.4B) and Other ag prods. ($10.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$115B

2015 Value

$123B

Projected 2045 Value

6.79% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Dakota trade was $115B. This is expected to increase 6.79% to $123B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.8B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $8.57B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $12.8B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Illinois and $8.57B.

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

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Health

92.8% of the population of Ramsey County, ND has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Ramsey County, ND was $9,851 in 2014. This is a 4.97% increase from the previous year ($9,385).

Primary care physicians in Ramsey County, ND see 1163 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.6% increase from the previous year (964 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1155 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 246 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,163 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ramsey County, ND see an average of 1,163 patients per year. This represents a 20.6% increase from the previous year (964 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ramsey County, ND 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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$9,851

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,410

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,461

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.97%, from $9,385 to $9,851.

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

7.22%

Uninsured

52.2%

Employer Coverage

10.1%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

2.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ramsey County, ND declined by 26% from 9.75% to 7.22%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ramsey County, ND 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. 13% prevalence

  3. 12.7% prevalence

Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Ramsey County, ND is home to a population of 11.6k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.59% of Ramsey County, ND residents were born outside of the country (184 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ramsey County, ND is composed of 9.79k White Alone residents (84.6%), 1.08k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (9.3%), 348 Two or More Races residents (3.01%), 290 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.51%), 66 Asian Alone residents (0.57%), 4 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0346%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ramsey County, ND are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ramsey County, ND was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Ramsey County, ND are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ramsey County, ND residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

184 people

0.795%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

92 people

As of 2017, 1.59% of Ramsey County, ND residents (184 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 Ramsey County, ND was 0.795%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,426 ± 1,434 people

  2. Canada

    2,477 ± 1,220 people

  3. Philippines

    2,077 ± 1,117 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 North Dakota residents, followed by Canada with 2,477 and Philippines with 2,077.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Ramsey County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ramsey County, ND was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.79k ± 2

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.08k ± 178

  3. Two or More Races

    348 ± 172

In 2017, there were 9.1 times more White Alone residents (9.79k people) in Ramsey County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.08k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 348 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 Ramsey County, ND 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 Ramsey County, ND 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 Ramsey County, ND was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ramsey County, ND 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

    293 ± 89

  2. Korea

    139 ± 72

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    85 ± 54

Ramsey County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ramsey County, ND awarded 382 degrees. The student population of Ramsey County, ND is skewed towards women, with 877 male students and 1,070 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ramsey County, ND are White (287 and 80.8%), followed by Black or African American (18 and 5.07%), Two or More Races (13 and 3.66%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (12 and 3.38%).

The largest universities in Ramsey County, ND by number of degrees awarded are Lake Region State College (382 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ramsey County, ND are Criminal Justice - Police Science (112 and 29.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (94 and 24.6%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (35 and 9.16%).

The median tuition costs in Ramsey County, ND 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. 27 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ramsey County, ND was General Business Administration & Management with 27 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

382 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ramsey County, ND institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lake Region State College with 382 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

187

Degrees Awarded to Men

195

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 187 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ramsey County, ND, which is 0.959 times less than the 195 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

    287 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ramsey County, ND were to White students. These 287 degrees mean that there were 15.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ramsey County, ND was $130,400 in 2017, which is 0.599 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,100 to $130,400, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Ramsey County, ND is 60.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ramsey County, ND have an average commute time of 12.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ramsey County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,927

Median Household Income

± $3,762

4.93k

Number of Households

± 421

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.93k households in Ramsey County, ND grew to $55,927 from the previous year's value of $50,776.

The following chart displays the households in Ramsey County, ND 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

$130,400

2017 Median

± $15,134

$112,100

2016 Median

± $11,843

In 2017, the median property value in Ramsey County, ND grew to to $130,400 from the previous year's value of $112,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ramsey County, ND distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ramsey County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.6%

2017 Homeownership

62.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.6% of the housing units in Ramsey County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.8%.

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

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Commute Time

12.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ramsey County, ND have a shorter commute time (12.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.31% of the workforce in Ramsey County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.68%

  3. Walked

    7.21%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ramsey County, ND was Drove Alone (75.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.68%) and those who Walked (7.21%).

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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