Androscoggin County, ME

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Population

107,317

0.0549% decline

Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$49,538

1.66% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

53,532

0.192% decline

Median Property Value

$152,000

0.0657% decline

About

In 2017, Androscoggin County, ME had a population of 107k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $49,538. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Androscoggin County, ME declined from 107,376 to 107,317, a -0.0549% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,728 to $49,538, a 1.66% increase.

The population of Androscoggin County, ME is 91.1% White Alone, 4.44% Two or More Races, and 1.8% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Androscoggin County, ME speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Androscoggin County, ME are Bates College (559 degrees awarded in 2016), Central Maine Community College (545 degrees), and Maine College of Health Professions (103 degrees).

The median property value in Androscoggin County, ME is $152,000, and the homeownership rate is 64%. Most people in Androscoggin County, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Androscoggin County, ME is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Androscoggin County, ME employs 53.5k people. The largest industries in Androscoggin County, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,321 people), Retail Trade (7,327 people), and Manufacturing (6,179 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,395), Public Administration ($51,277), and Manufacturing ($48,214).

Median household income in Androscoggin County, ME is $49,538. Males in Androscoggin County, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Androscoggin County, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,538

2017 value

± $1,293

1.66%

1 Year Growth

± 3.88%

Households in Androscoggin County, ME have a median annual income of $49,538, 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 $48,728 in 2016, which represents a 1.66% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075

Average Male Salary

± $2,642

$44,792

Average Female Salary

± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 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

    $48,746 ± $19,436

  2. White

    $43,832 ± $1,466

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 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 Androscoggin County, ME is from Maine.

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.45

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 400

  2. Census Tract 108

  3. Census Tract 460

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Androscoggin County, ME was Census Tract 400 with a value of $73,750, followed by Census Tract 108 and Census Tract 460, with respective values of $71,176 and $66,303.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Androscoggin County, ME (14.9k out of 104k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    11,985 ± 781

  2. Two Or More

    1,706 ± 235

  3. Black

    1,066 ± 169

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

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

53.5k

2017 Value

± 1,615

-0.192%

1 Year decline

± 4.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Androscoggin County, ME declined at a rate of -0.192%, from 53.6k employees to 53.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Androscoggin County, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,961 people), Management Occupations (4,933 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,642 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Androscoggin County, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Androscoggin County, ME, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,961 people), Management Occupations (4,933 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,642 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Androscoggin County, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.35 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.35 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Androscoggin County, ME, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,217), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($56,046), and Legal Occupations ($55,918).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.5k

2017 Value

± 1,615

-0.192%

1 Year decline

± 4.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Androscoggin County, ME declined at a rate of -0.192%, from 53.6k employees to 53.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Androscoggin County, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,321 people), Retail Trade (7,327 people), and Manufacturing (6,179 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Androscoggin County, ME, though some of these residents may live in Androscoggin County, ME 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 Androscoggin County, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,321 people), Retail Trade (7,327 people), and Manufacturing (6,179 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Androscoggin County, ME has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.3 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.26 times), and Retail Trade (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Androscoggin County, ME, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,395), Public Administration ($51,277), and Manufacturing ($48,214).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $7.7B

  2. $3.41B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $7.7B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.41B) and Gasoline ($3.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$41.8B

2015 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

36.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maine trade was $41.8B. This is expected to increase 36.1% to $56.8B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.48B

  2. $3.07B

  3. $2.42B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.48B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.07B and New York and $2.42B.

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

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Health

91.3% of the population of Androscoggin County, ME has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 2.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Androscoggin County, ME was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Androscoggin County, ME see 1141 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.55% decrease from the previous year (1221 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1819 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 226 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.6%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,141 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Androscoggin County, ME see an average of 1,141 patients per year. This represents a 6.55% decrease from the previous year (1,221 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Androscoggin County, ME 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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,015

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,504

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,325

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

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

8.65%

Uninsured

47.8%

Employer Coverage

19.5%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

2.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Androscoggin County, ME grew by 0.055% from 8.65% to 8.65%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Androscoggin County, ME 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. 12.6% prevalence

  2. 12.3% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 12.6%.

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

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Diversity

Androscoggin County, ME is home to a population of 107k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.96% of Androscoggin County, ME residents were born outside of the country (3.18k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Androscoggin County, ME is composed of 97.8k White Alone residents (91.1%), 4.77k Two or More Races residents (4.44%), 1.93k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.8%), 1.7k Black or African American Alone residents (1.59%), 886 Asian Alone residents (0.826%), 180 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.168%), 45 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0419%), and 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00186%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Androscoggin County, ME are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Androscoggin County, ME was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Androscoggin County, ME are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Androscoggin County, ME residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.18k people

2.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.21k people

As of 2017, 2.96% of Androscoggin County, ME residents (3.18k 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 Androscoggin County, ME was 2.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,674 ± 2,406 people

  2. Philippines

    2,503 ± 1,227 people

  3. China

    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Androscoggin County, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Androscoggin County, ME was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    97.8k ± 59

  2. Two or More Races

    4.77k ± 329

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.93k ± 365

In 2017, there were 20.5 times more White Alone residents (97.8k people) in Androscoggin County, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.77k Two or More Races and 1.93k 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 Androscoggin County, ME 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 Androscoggin County, ME 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 Androscoggin County, ME was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Androscoggin County, ME 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

    3,134 ± 301

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,309 ± 265

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,237 ± 256

Androscoggin County, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Androscoggin County, ME awarded 1,207 degrees. The student population of Androscoggin County, ME is skewed towards women, with 2,310 male students and 2,664 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Androscoggin County, ME are White (989 and 85.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (36 and 3.13%), Unknown (36 and 3.13%), and Two or More Races (31 and 2.69%).

The largest universities in Androscoggin County, ME by number of degrees awarded are Bates College (559 and 46.3%), Central Maine Community College (545 and 45.2%), and Maine College of Health Professions (103 and 8.53%).

The most popular majors in Androscoggin County, ME are General Studies (132 and 10.9%), General Business Administration & Management (72 and 5.97%), and General Economics (62 and 5.14%).

The median tuition costs in Androscoggin County, ME are $50,310 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Androscoggin County, ME was General Studies with 132 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 559 degrees awarded

  2. 545 degrees awarded

  3. 103 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$50,310

Median Private

In 2016, the Androscoggin County, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bates College with 559 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

508

Degrees Awarded to Men

699

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 508 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Androscoggin County, ME, which is 0.727 times less than the 699 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Androscoggin County, ME by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    989 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    36 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    36 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Androscoggin County, ME were to White students. These 989 degrees mean that there were 27.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 36 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Androscoggin County, ME was $152,000 in 2017, which is 0.699 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $152,100 to $152,000, a 0.0657% decrease. The homeownership rate in Androscoggin County, ME is 64%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Androscoggin County, ME have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Androscoggin County, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,538

Median Household Income

± $1,293

45.3k

Number of Households

± 1,377

In 2017, the median household income of the 45.3k households in Androscoggin County, ME grew to $49,538 from the previous year's value of $48,728.

The following chart displays the households in Androscoggin County, ME 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

$152,000

2017 Median

± $3,087

$152,100

2016 Median

± $2,464

In 2017, the median property value in Androscoggin County, ME declined from to $152,000 from the previous year's value of $152,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Androscoggin County, ME 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 Androscoggin County, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Androscoggin County, ME distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Androscoggin County, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

64%

2017 Homeownership

63.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64% of the housing units in Androscoggin County, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

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

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Androscoggin County, ME have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Androscoggin County, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Androscoggin County, ME was Drove Alone (78.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (4.09%).

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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