Charleston City PUMA, SC

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Population

208,204

0.471% growth

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$61,423

5.08% growth

Number of Employees

103,523

2.64% growth

Median Property Value

$271,000

7.71% growth

About

In 2017, Charleston City PUMA, SC had a population of 208k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $61,423. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Charleston City PUMA, SC grew from 207,228 to 208,204, a 0.471% increase and its median household income grew from $58,452 to $61,423, a 5.08% increase.

The population of Charleston City PUMA, SC is 69.1% White Alone, 24.8% Black or African American Alone, and 3.34% Hispanic or Latino. 4.71% of the people in Charleston City PUMA, SC speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Charleston City PUMA, SC are College of Charleston (2,857 degrees awarded in 2016), Citadel Military College of South Carolina (1,064 degrees), and Medical University of South Carolina (1,022 degrees).

The median property value in Charleston City PUMA, SC is $271,000, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Charleston City PUMA, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Charleston City PUMA, SC is N/A per household.

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Economy

The economy of Charleston City PUMA, SC employs 104k people. The largest industries in Charleston City PUMA, SC are Restaurants & Food Services (8,810 people), Hospitals (7,976 people), and Construction (5,712 people), and the highest paying industries are Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers ($206,114), Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing ($191,370), and Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing ($132,347).

Median household income in Charleston City PUMA, SC is $61,423. Males in Charleston City PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,520. The income inequality in Charleston City PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.481, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,423

2017 value

± $1,601

5.08%

1 Year Growth

± 3.66%

Households in Charleston City PUMA, SC have a median annual income of $61,423, 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 $58,452 in 2016, which represents a 5.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$70,644

Average Male Salary

± $8,311

$50,520

Average Female Salary

± $5,948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Charleston City PUMA, SC made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $60,095 ± $5,730

  2. Asian

    $58,221 ± $33,009

  3. American Indian

    $50,583 ± $171,149

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Charleston City PUMA, SC workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.481

2017 Wage GINI

0.475

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Charleston City PUMA, SC was 0.481 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Charleston City PUMA, SC was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Charleston City PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charleston City PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $75,053, followed by Forest Acres City & Dentsville PUMA, SC and Charleston City PUMA, SC, with respective values of $65,835 and $62,819.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charleston City PUMA, SC (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

    14,211 ± 1,052

  2. Black

    12,827 ± 928

  3. Hispanic

    1,763 ± 506

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charleston City PUMA, SC is White, followed by Black 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

104k

2017 Value

2.64%

1 Year growth

± 2.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Charleston City PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 2.64%, from 101k employees to 104k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charleston City PUMA, SC, are Miscellaneous managers (3,032 people), Retail salespersons (2,989 people), and Waiters & waitresses (2,840 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charleston City PUMA, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Charleston City PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (3,032 people), Retail salespersons (2,989 people), and Waiters & waitresses (2,840 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Charleston City PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Tour & travel guides (7.34 times higher than expected), Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes (5.59 times), and Firstline supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, & groundskeeping workers (5.13 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Charleston City PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Dentists ($181,531), Chief executives & legislators ($176,143), and Physicians & surgeons ($168,868).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

104k

2017 Value

2.64%

1 Year growth

± 2.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Charleston City PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 2.64%, from 101k employees to 104k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charleston City PUMA, SC, are Restaurants & Food Services (8,810 people), Hospitals (7,976 people), and Construction (5,712 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charleston City PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Charleston City PUMA, SC 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 Charleston City PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (8,810 people), Hospitals (7,976 people), and Construction (5,712 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Charleston City PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of Scenic & sightseeing transportation (7.36 times higher than expected), U. S Coast Guard (4.99 times), and Software publishing (3.8 times) industries.

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery ($15.2B) and Mixed freight ($11.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% to $244B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

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

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Health

88.3% of the population of Charleston City PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 49.8% on employee plans, 9.65% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 2.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Charleston City PUMA, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Charleston City PUMA, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

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

11.7%

Uninsured

49.8%

Employer Coverage

9.65%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

15.5%

Non-Group

2.33%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charleston City PUMA, SC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Charleston City PUMA, SC 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. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

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

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Diversity

Charleston City PUMA, SC is home to a population of 208k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Charleston City PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Charleston City PUMA, SC is composed of 144k White Alone residents (69.1%), 51.6k Black or African American Alone residents (24.8%), 6.96k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.34%), 2.71k Asian Alone residents (1.3%), 2.67k Two or More Races residents (1.28%), 218 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.105%), 125 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.06%), and 39 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0187%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Charleston City PUMA, SC are Spanish (4,246 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (691 speakers), and German (627 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Charleston City PUMA, SC was 38. 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 Charleston City PUMA, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Charleston City PUMA, SC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

3.63%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.52k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Charleston City PUMA, SC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Charleston City PUMA, SC was 3.63%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    1,337 ± 895 people

  2. India

    628 ± 614 people

  3. Germany

    437 ± 513 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Charleston City PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,337 Charleston City PUMA, SC residents, followed by India with 628 and Germany with 437.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Charleston City PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Charleston City PUMA, SC was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    144k ± 1.46k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    51.6k ± 1.5k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.96k ± 1.32k

In 2017, there were 2.79 times more White Alone residents (144k people) in Charleston City PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.6k Black or African American Alone and 6.96k 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 Charleston City PUMA, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,246 speakers (2.16%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    691 speakers (0.351%)

  3. German

    627 speakers (0.318%)

4.71% of Charleston City PUMA, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Charleston City PUMA, SC was Spanish. 2.16% of the overall population of Charleston City PUMA, SC are native Spanish speakers. 0.351% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.318% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,563 ± 412

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,674 ± 403

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,445 ± 347

Charleston City PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Charleston City PUMA, SC awarded 5,194 degrees. The student population of Charleston City PUMA, SC is skewed towards women, with 8,291 male students and 10,419 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Charleston City PUMA, SC are White (4,131 and 80.3%), followed by Black or African American (380 and 7.38%), Hispanic or Latino (216 and 4.2%), and Two or More Races (146 and 2.84%).

The largest universities in Charleston City PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are College of Charleston (2,857 and 55%), Citadel Military College of South Carolina (1,064 and 20.5%), and Medical University of South Carolina (1,022 and 19.7%).

The most popular majors in Charleston City PUMA, SC are General Business Administration & Management (606 and 11.7%), General Psychology (220 and 4.24%), and Registered Nursing (209 and 4.02%).

The median tuition costs in Charleston City PUMA, SC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $150 and $410 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 470 degrees awarded

  3. 209 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Charleston City PUMA, SC was General Biological Sciences with 204 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Charleston City PUMA, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,857 degrees awarded

  2. 1,064 degrees awarded

  3. 1,022 degrees awarded

$150

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Charleston City PUMA, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Charleston with 2,857 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,213

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,981

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,213 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Charleston City PUMA, SC, which is 0.742 times less than the 2,981 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

    4,131 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    380 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    216 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Charleston City PUMA, SC were to White students. These 4,131 degrees mean that there were 10.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 380 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charleston City PUMA, SC was $271,000 in 2017, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $251,600 to $271,000, a 7.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Charleston City PUMA, SC is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charleston City PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Charleston City PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,423

Median Household Income

± $1,601

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Charleston City PUMA, SC grew to $61,423 from the previous year's value of $58,452.

The following chart displays the households in Charleston City PUMA, SC 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 N/A range.

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Housing

Property Value

$271,000

2017 Median

± $5,543

$251,600

2016 Median

± $5,652

In 2017, the median property value in Charleston City PUMA, SC grew to to $271,000 from the previous year's value of $251,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Charleston City PUMA, SC 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 Charleston City PUMA, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

63%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Charleston City PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Charleston City PUMA, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Charleston City PUMA, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Charleston City PUMA, SC have N/A, followed by N/A.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charleston City PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Charleston City PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.05%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Charleston City PUMA, SC was Drove Alone (78.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.05%) and those who Worked At Home (6.44%).

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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